Fearmonger Mark Kelly: NRA Should Oust Wayne LaPierre for Exploiting ‘People’s Fears’

Posted by on May 05, 2013 at 8:52 am

This jerk has the audacity to be giving advice to the NRA now? What a putz.

Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Ariz.), penned an op-ed calling for the ouster of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre ahead of the group’s annual convention this weekend in Houston.

In a piece written for the Houston Chronicle, Kelly says leaders like LaPierre have abandoned their previous support for safety measures like universal background checks “in exchange for cold hard cash” from gun manufacturers.

“LaPierre and the gun manufacturers he represents exploit people’s fears,” Kelly writes. “In return gun manufacturers gave LaPierre and the NRA tens of millions of dollars last year alone – and he spent almost $1 million of it on his own salary.”

You know who should be fired in all this? This idiot reporter for labeling Gabby Giffords a Republican. Meanwhile, why would the NRA dump a guy who’s helped add hundreds of thousands of new members?

Speakers at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention took pot shots at President Barack Obama, as the man who has become the face of America’s largest gun-rights group announced that the NRA had grown to 5 million members.

‘By the time we’re finished, that must and will be 10 million,’ said NRA executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

In a most pathetic gathering in Houston, anti-gun nuts showed up to protest outside the NRA convention. How sad.


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8 Responses to “Fearmonger Mark Kelly: NRA Should Oust Wayne LaPierre for Exploiting ‘People’s Fears’”

  1. Bishop James Alan Wilkowski on 5/05/13 at 10:22 am

    The 2013 NRA Convention: An Exercise in Neurotic Reinforcement

    The following is a statement by Bishop James Wilkowski, Evangelical Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of the Northwest, on the occasion of the 2013 NRA National Convention.

    Today in Huston Texas, the NRA is holding its 2013 National Convention. After puppeteering the recent defeat of the Manchin – Toomey Background Check Bill in the United States Senate, the NRA is in a joyous celebratory mood, along with all those who manufacture and sell guns and bullets.

    In his book Mein Kampf, Adolph Hitler wrote “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.”

    When Hitler published this in 1925, I wonder if he had any idea how many others would apply this principle in the future. Eighty-eight years later the NRA has, thus far, successfully applied this psychological scam on the American public and the American political system.

    The Hitlerian-based scheme of the NRA is to con the American public and political system with the concept that any form of gun regulation is a direct attack on the Second Amendment of the United States and must be defeated at all cost to defend the rights of Americans to bear arms. The fluke of this Hitlerian-based scheme is that all respected public opinion polls shows that over 80% of the American public, despite political affiliations, supported the Manchin – Toomey Background Check Bill and yet the NRA was successful in killing this legislation in the Senate.

    Form my fallible role within the greater pastoral community, I am amazed as to the ability of the NRA to create and maintain their control over our society and political system. In many ways, the controls exercised over our society and political system has enslaved such just as the philosophy of Apartheid held over South Africa – a system in which a neurotic minority controlled the majority of the country.

    Over 80% of Americans believed in and supported the concepts articulated in the Manchin – Toomey Background Check Bill. This begs the question of whose rights are actually being denied – the majority or the minority? Given the supposed fidelity of the NRA to the Second Amendment I am forced to ask where is their fidelity to the wishes to the majority of the citizens in this democracy.

    Captain Mark Kelly, husband of Representative-emeritus Gabriel Giffords of Arizona, has reminds us that NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the gun manufacturers he represents exploit people’s fears and in return gun manufacturers gave LaPierre and the NRA tens of millions of dollars last year alone – and he spent almost $1 million of it on his own salary. Nice work if you can get it.

    In its infancy, the original purpose of the NRA was to promote and educate gun owners on the safe usage of firearms. It now seems that the principle role of the NRA has evolved to being the industrial pimps for gun manufacturers.

    I have not personal or professional desire to delete the Second Amendment from our Constitution of the United States, but I do have a desire to embrace and ensure that each and every person in this country has the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Sadly, the apartheid stranglehold which the NRA has over our political system failed the children of Sandy Hook and all other locations where the slaughter of the innocents has taken place. I believe that the Manchin – Toomey Background Check Bill would have protected the rights of our national family to experience life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness at NO expense to the Second Amendment.

    I must confess my sadness at the political cowardness recently exhibited by the democratic members of the United States Senate. I am not sure what strings the NRA employed to manipulate their votes, but they did indeed know which ones to pull. I must also extend my gratitude to those members of the Republican party who supported Mancin – Toomey. These individuals demonstrated their understanding that saving lives comes before politics.

    History has taught us that us that the evils of Hitler and Apartheid had limited life spans. I can only hope and pray that the current stranglehold which the NRA has over our country shall also have a limited life span. For as long as the NRA continues to endanger our rights to experience life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the body county will surely continue to grow.

    Let me conclude with a suggestion.

    To those families who will loose their loved ones due to the failure of the passage of Manchin – Toomey, I recommend that you send the bill for their funerals to the NRA and also to those members of Congress who opposed the Manchin – Toomey Background Check Bill.

    They have enough blood money to cover the costs.

  2. mmercier on 5/05/13 at 10:42 am

    Responding to every idiot comment today is like swatting at blackflies in Siberia.

    It is best to allow them their season, and visit the land after their inevitable demise.

  3. mmercier on 5/05/13 at 10:53 am

    The bishop necessarily should understand the nature of the individual spirit granted to man, as it relates to the mass reality.

    I always sacrifice my bishops.

    They are strategically usefull, but worth less than my opening pawn.

  4. Catseye on 5/05/13 at 11:53 am

    The Bishop talks of Hitler’s theory of the “Big Lie” and then attempts to push one of his own, only 9% of people reached by pollsters are bothering to respond having 80% agreement of 9% of the population isn’t a majority. Maybe it would help the Bishop’s cause if newspaper editors weren’t calling for NRA members to be shipped to Guantanamo. The Bishop’s problem is everyone stopped trusting the left a long time ago.

  5. Catseye on 5/05/13 at 11:55 am

    Oh and one final comment I used to be Catholic, so there’s that. People like the Bishop are why I no longer am.

  6. JohnInMA on 5/05/13 at 12:42 pm

    Well, so much for The Hill being politically accurate and well-edited. They attribute an “R” to Giffords. Come on, that’s an easy one to spot and correct. “D”, please.

    And to the Bishop, if that is accurately attributable to him, your prose is enchanting. Your use of hyperbole is commendable – espeically your ability to work Hitler in. How trite. Your logic and reasoning, however, are absent. In fact, you make no argument at all. It is just a collection of words, with pretty construct. Perhaps it passes for ‘scholarship’ in academia today. But it does little to move anyone to your side. Really, it does nothing but excite those who already agree.

  7. TheQuickening on 5/05/13 at 5:51 pm

    This from a person on the side of our Exploiter in Chief? A person on the side of those who would twist the grief of family members exposed to a horrific and tragic crime? Look what has been done by the ultra left to exploit the tragedy of the school shootings.

    Look how they twist our system of governance to craft legislation best suited to further their ultra-left ideology rather than protect the people as required by their oath of office.

    This person is complicit as are the major news organizations. They should be shunned and hang their heads in shame for exploiting these poor families and the tragedy they’ve experienced.

  8. TheQuickening on 5/05/13 at 6:00 pm

    It’s really interesting that this gentleman invokes the name of Hitler in his message. Hitler was also a proponent of gun control. He stripped the Jews of their firearms rights before he began the program which ended up with them being gassed and incinerated.

    When you look at history you will see that Hitler, Stalin, Mao and PolPot were also advocates of disarming the public. They went on to kill 60 MILLION people who had no way to fight back against their tyranny.

    Google: “Nazi Roots of American Gun Control Laws”. The leftist back then lifted entire portions of that legislation from the Nazi gun control laws.

    Those who disregard history are doomed to repeat it.