As WC listened to NRA flak and alleged human being Wayne LaPierre mouth the NRA’s idiot ideas yesterday, WC wondered how much the guy had to be paid to sell his soul.
In the case of LaPierre, he got a pretty good price for hawking his pitiful, tattered humanity. About $971,000 in 2010, according to the on-line Form 990 filed by his employer.
And for that princely sum, LaPierre appeared, while the grief-stricken parents in Newtown were still burying their children, and while yet another mass shooting was under way in Pennsylvania, to offer the NRA’s solution to vast numbers of firearms in our society and the resulting horrors like Sandy Hook Elementary.
That’s right, an armed guard at every school. Of course, in the case of some of the bigger schools, it might take several armed guards. But the NRA’s solution is more guns.
Wait. Weren’t there security guards at Columbine High School? Is WC mis-recalling?
Never mind. More guns. If you went to the NRA headquarters complaining of a toothache, it would prescribe “more guns.”
We’re now going to treat burns with more fire. And frozen pipes with dry ice. And breath-taking ignorance and stupidity with less education. These guys would treat bubonic plague by releasing more rats.
WC is sometimes too cynical, but that may not be possible here. The major firearms manufacturers are huge contributors to the NRA. And the NRA’s latest idiot idea will certainly sell a lot of additional firearms. It’s no different than the tobacco companies huge contributions to their stooge “independent research laboratories,” who would solemnly announce there was no link between smoking and cancer. We’re seeing the same technique here. It’s just a different disease.
The NRA continues its thuggish insistence that the Second Amendment, unlike the other parts of the Bill of Rights, cannot be qualified or limited in any way. Wayne LaPierre made that official.
But despite nailing down almost $1 million a year, he didn’t take any questions from the media. Apparently, he’s not paid enough to answer questions.