“You really think that the president’s children are the same kind of target as every other school child in America?” “That’s ridiculous and you know it, sir.” – Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday
THE N.R.A. has never looked worse than when Chris Wallace, the last person you’d expect to take on LaPierre, revealed the sniveling opportunist for exactly who he is. But stronger gun safety measures are coming, including those LaPierre once supported himself.
LaPierre took a second blow on Super Bowl Sunday in what came later in an ad shown during the game itself, sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The ad below was shown in the Washington, D.C. area where I live. It quotes Wayne LaPierre who was for universal background checks before he was against them.
“We think it’s reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone.” – Wayne LaPierre, 1999