Kevin Drum, in a brief piece for Mother Jones:
“Keep this firmly in mind. LaPierre’s only goal yesterday was to hijack the media narrative. “
The NRA is not noble in its cause or patriotic in its duty. It is a professional lobbying firm, same as the rest of the crowd on K Street, Washington DC. See them in that context and much of their rhetoric falls away, like last year’s campaign speeches.
Tell me what you do, and I’ll tell you what you are. Wayne LaPierre is a slight-of-hand artist.