FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre told reporters at a Monday morning press conference that he believes “the only way to stop a gun nut mom is with two gun nut daughters.”
LaPierre was asked for comments on the tragic shooting in Texas over the weekend that left two young women dead. The shooter in the incident was the two women’s mother, as well as an outspoken Second Amendment rights activist. LaPierre cautioned against jumping to any conclusions.
“Sure, there are people with mental health problems all over this world, and yet they don’t have nearly the level of gun violence we do here in America,” LaPierre told the press, “however, we cannot let that lead to us an conclusions about the ubiquity of firearms in this country, no matter how obvious and logical that conclusion is at this point.”
Mr. LaPierre then reiterated his often-cited views on just what is necessary to stop gun violence — more guns.
“I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times — because I’m paid a dollar by the gun lobby for each time I do — the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is with a good guy with a gun. And in this case the only thing that could have prevented this tragic shooting was if the two women had also been packing sweet, sweet, glorious heat. The only way to stop a gun nut mom is with two gun nut daughters. Sure, if the woman hadn’t have had a gun at all she couldn’t have killed her daughters with it, but she could have just used a knife, bowling ball, or constructed a pipe bomb, right?! I mean, bombs are so much easier to build and killing people with other instruments is just as quick and easy as it is with a gun, and that’s why people hold up banks with knives and bowling balls all the time right?”
LaPierre said that he hopes when Donald Trump is elected president, he will “roll back the thuggery of the Obama administration’s gun grabbing” and “ensure that at least 300 million more guns are on the streets” in the first 100 days of his presidency.