Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, went on to Sean Hannity’s show to point out the left’s “hypocrisy” on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, reports Fox News.

LaPierre pointed out that most of the liberals that are advocating for gun control are constantly being protected by people who carry a firearm.  He also criticized the Hollywood liberal celebrities who also have been outspoken about gun control laws, when they have made millions from movies or television shows depicting gun violence and bloodshed.

“The hypocrisy is beyond belief,” LaPierre said.  He began by saying that a lot of NRA members have been affected by the Las Vegas shooting and that he has “been praying like everyone else in the country.”

He also went on to point out that Democrats shouldn’t be attacking to rights of lawful gun owners but instead the thugs and people like in Chicago who obtain firearms illegal and use them for terrible reasons.

“These monsters that were [killing people] in Chicago – they don’t care about the law,” he said.

Earlier on Thursday, the NRA called for a federal review of rifle “bump stocks” in the wake of the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre using one to kill in mass quantities in a short space of time by altering semi-automatic weapons in to more of an automatic weapon.

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the NRA said in its written statement.

“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.  Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks.’

‘This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.  In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain  devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law,’ the statement read.”

BY Isabelle Weeks

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I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.

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  • Al Zabel

    Unfortunately. The liberal progressives, don’t really care about what matters. If they care at all?
    Their agenda, is full of hypocrisy and lies.
    Which makes them, just as dangerous to our freedom.

  • ah.1960

    Hypocrisy?

    Oh, you mean the fact that Hollywood celebrities and Washington politicians who condemn legal gun ownership have their own armed security escorts?

    Or the fact that even ardent gun opponents always depend on the people with guns (police, military, even private citizens) to stop madmen like the Las Vegas shooter?

    • DUTCHIET

      I am not on the side of people who want to ban guns. I believe and support the Second Amendment, but I find the argument that someone who has to have security, which must included guns, is a hypocrite. The bad guys have guns, legal or illegally they have guns, so you
      must use guns to protect yourself. One can say if there were no guns in the hands of the bad guys, no need to have security carry guns.
      I find this a bad argument to show hypocrisy. Making millions from the gun violence they put out is a much better argument. They glorify violence to make the big bucks is where the real hypocrisy is.

      • ah.1960

        You make an excellent argument that Hollywood’s hypocrisy is best shown in the movies they make. They might decry private citizens having guns, but they are the heroes who use guns to stop the bad guys on the silver screen. A TV cop kills more people in a single season than real cops do in their entire lifetime.

        Regarding the other topic you address, my illustration was a narrowly tailored response to the article and comments here. Not all violent crimes involve guns. Nonetheless an armed law abiding citizen can still stop a knife wielding jihadist stabbing people or driving a truck through a pedestrian walkway or a thief or mugger or rapist.

        Only the most naive person in the world would believe that if there were no guns there would be no violent crime or terrorism. The 9/11 terrorists carried out their attacks without the use of a single gun. Now many of them resort to homemade pipe bombs, driving vehicles through crowds of people or randomly attacking people with knives. Timothy McVeigh killed many people using a truck filled with fertilizer. ISIS and Boko Haram routinely use rape as their weapon of choice against women and young girls and behead captives with kitchen knives or douse them with gasoline and set them on fire.

        Again, the problem is not the presence or absence of guns. It is a problem of morality, of character, of the human heart. Those who won’t stop out of decency or self-restraint must necessarily be stopped by force.

  • I would think the bump in firearms purchases, LEGAL, was the gut reaction of folks who watch the conquering of Europe by Isam became aware the same thing is happening in America. Add to that the insatiable desire of the left wing to push Islam and destroy the constitution I would think they could see the hand writing on the wall. Seems a man named Hitler did the same and Islam was his friend in the middle east..

    • dalek2

      I’m not sure what percentage it is but suspect you have a really good point. I’m sure it is a good percentage of people seeing the dangers coming. One thing about some of us who see those dangers, we will be ready. The Founders knew they were going to have one heck of a fight on their hands yet they still fought. I’m afraid we are going to see that again only right here on our own soil.

      I’m afraid a lot of Europe is gone. There is a very few that are standing up and resisting but some are allowing the enemy to just walk right in.

  • d missouri

    This is not about las vagas its about stealing the rights of the people. criminal dont abide by the law. only we do. so all they are doing is violating the constitution and working to suppress the freedoms of the people. and turning us into victims or criminals. thats the goal of these people. in truth those putting these kinds of laws are commiting crimes against humanity, dont believe that then look at chicago.

  • johnny b

    This is another dog & pony show by the libertards for gun control which they know they cannot win… The bump stock devices are hard to master and are not as easy as they are presented by the MSM and the rest of the gun control crowd…. but it gives them something to scream about and they will take ANY issue to keep their religion alive in the media….
    This is just another bullsh*t argument by the libertards…. until the next liberal fruitcake goes off…..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fd09d90999fa67ae3e3951bc13fa78fc0b7cd70298c7e72fb196025c84567b9.jpg

  • Robert

    More than 3,000 people were massacred on 9/11 – and NOT ONE SHOT was fired! – This issue is NOT guns! – The issue is HATRED!

    • dalek2

      I seem to recall, they took the plane with box cutters and such. I don’t recall there being a gun involved.

      I also recall reading a article where on the same day of the shooting in Newtown, there was a guy in China that killed dozens with a knife. While we were shocked that a gun killed around 20 people over here, the guy in China did much worse, with a knife. I want to say it was around 50 killed. Can’t recall the number on injuries.

      Let’s not forget Timothy McVeigh either. Killed a couple hundred, wounded several hundred more and it didn’t do the building any good either. Also, driving trucks/cars/etc into large crowds usually kills quite a few and injures a lot too.

      If someone wants to kill someone, they will find a way. The first murder we know of was done with a rock.

  • Nosmo King

    Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

    While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

    After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so.

    In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise,with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.

    Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

    The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the “bottom”, in the entire world, for murders. These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U.S. ALL 4 of these cities are controlled by Democrats.

    It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data -right?

    Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.

    • dalek2

      I’ve read that many times over the past few years. Even seen it backed up with actual FBI data.

      My brother some 20 or 30 years ago could do what the bump stock does. He took a piece of foam from a boat seat, attached it to his shoulder and starts shooting. It took him a bit to get his finger just right but once he had that down, he could shoot very fast. He loved guns that he could buy large capacity mags or drums for.

      The downside of a bump stock, it can ruin a gun. Most semi-auto guns are just not designed for firing that fast. Those barrels heat up quick. My brother learned that the hard way. I seem to recall he would shoot a bit with one then stick the barrel in a five gallon bucket of something, looked like oil to me. That cooled the barrels down pretty quick. In the meantime, he was shooting another gun.

      Since that actually was on his shoulder, not sure how they could “regulate” that. Nothing was attached to the gun itself. It was on his shoulder. Bonus points, he only had to have one to shoot most any gun he had.

      I have to say tho, he could shoot really fast even without the foam. He had a fast finger and he was pretty accurate with it.

  • Nosmo King

    The truth of the matter is that more people in the U.S. defend themselves with a gun each year than are victimized by people with guns. Don’t take my word for it, ask the CDC.

    http://tinyurl.com/q83tdhy

    The truth of the matter is that gun control is counterproductive. Don’t take my word for it, ask Harvard.

    http://tinyurl.com/9ku2mo6

    The truth of the matter is that there is more support for guns rights than gun control. Don’t take my word for it, ask Pew Research Center. Or CNN

    http://tinyurl.com/qb3mtc7

    http://tinyurl.com/pshsg5z

    The truth of the matter is that the crime rate, including “gun crimes” and gun homicides is at a 40 year low despite the sunset of the “assault weapon ban”, liberalized concealed carry, steady gun ownership, stand your ground laws, and ignoring the DEMANDS of the “gun control lobby”.

    Everyday our leadership has an opportunity to look at the root causes of crime and violence such as poverty and lack of opportunity and education, the War on Drugs, our revolving door justice system including plea deals, mental health and enact policies to address these issues.

    It’s time to move on from “gun control”.

  • CaptTurbo

    The NRA needs to get rid of Wayne LaPierre once and for all. He’s nothing more than a grossly over paid politician. Dump him now! Gun Owners of America (GOA) much better represents us gun owners these days. The NRA has lost it’s way.

    • tom2

      Many of us consider Wayne LaPierre a brilliant spokesman, perhaps the best since Charleton Heston.

      • dalek2

        It’s not just what one says, it’s what one does. All gun laws violate the Constitution. The NRA should resist any and every gun law on the books. This is why I like and support GOA and others. The NRA caves in to much for me. While I appreciate some of what they do, they don’t go far enough. Them supporting more regulations on bump stock is another example.

      • CaptTurbo

        In this case, you don’t know your butt from your elbow. I have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the NRA. That is over-with.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Bump stocks have been around for a number of years ( at least eight). This is the first recorded use of one in a crime.
    It is incumbent on the Dems/left to immediately leap on the attempt to ban them (and whatever else they can) because – “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

  • Nina

    Wayne is 100% correct!! We can’t protect ourselves bc we are the low lives that the Hollyweird elites look down on!! They however can have armed guard protection!! As I always say the world revolves around only them, we are just here to serve them! Dumbasses!!

  • markypolo

    Ban Democrats from owning/buying guns. That would reduce gun deaths by 70 %. Problem solved!