NRA’s Wayne La Pierre Demolishes David Gregory on Meet the Press


Wayne LaPierre
Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre demolished David Gregory in an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday. He cited recent statistics that put Chicago dead last in enforcement of gun laws, though Chicago has some of the strictest laws in the nation. The same people who want to take away the rights of legal gun owners won’t enforce the laws against the Chicago criminals.

Early in the appearance, Wayne LaPierre explains what the problems are with a registry – it is a list that will be abused.

At 03:45 he explains why the ‘assault ban’ doesn’t work.

Dialogue at 04:31:

WAYNE LAPIERRE: I mean, let me give you the real sad thing though. Let me hold up a mirror right now to the whole national news media and the White House. I just got the track data from Syracuse University of enforcement of federal gun laws. Last time I was here, I brought it from 2011; it just came out from 2012.

Do you know where Chicago ranks in terms of enforcement of the federal gun laws? Out of 90 jurisdictions in the country, they ranked 90th. Why doesn’t NBC News start with, “Shocking news on Chicago. Of all the jurisdictions in the country, Chicago’s dead last on enforcement of the federal gun laws?” Why doesn’t the national press corps, when they’re sitting down there with Jay Carney and the president and the vice president, why don’t they say, “Why is Chicago dead last in enforcement of the gun laws against gangs with guns, felons with guns, drug dealers with guns?

DAVID GREGORY, HOST: And you support those as felonies, being charged as felonies?

LAPIERRE: Absolutely. And we want them taken off the street. I mean, if you’re the president and the vice president, and the attorney general, and your job is to enforce these laws against the– I’m talking about drug dealers, gangs, and felons that are walking around with guns in the street, and you don’t do it? You bear some responsibility. It is a tragedy.

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