LaPierre Blames Everything Except Guns at NRA Sandy Hook Press Conference

As expected, Executive Vice Wayne LaPierre turns the conversation to mental health issues, and then what he calls an “unwillingness to prosecute violent criminals.”

He then moves on to blame video games, “with names like Bullet Storm,” he says, “and Mortal Combat." 

He lists violent movies that are played on television.

“Isn’t fantasizing about killing others as a way to get your kicks the most vile form of pornography?” he asks.

As expected, Executive Vice Wayne LaPierre turns the conversation to mental health issues, and then what he calls an “unwillingness to prosecute violent criminals.”

He then moves on to blame video games, “with names like Bullet Storm,” he says, “and Mortal Combat.”

He lists violent movies that are played on television.

“Isn’t fantasizing about killing others as a way to get your kicks the most vile form of pornography?” he asks.

He even points to hurricanes and other natural disasters as causes of violence in this country, without making the connection quite clear. 

He even points to hurricanes and other natural disasters as causes of violence in this country, without making the connection quite clear. 

Apparently everything around us leads to violence, except for guns. 

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