According to Joe Scarborough, conservative co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Wayne LaPierre is leading gullible Republican leaders around by their nose following an apocalyptic opinion column writen for the conservative site The Daily Caller.
In it, LaPierre lays out what he considers his case for why owning a gun isn’t about paranoia but survival, citing post-Sandy violence in the highly-unspecific locale of “south Brooklyn.”
“After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all…Meanwhile, President Obama is leading this country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars a year for phony “stimulus” spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. Nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come, but if the country is broke, there likely won’t be enough money to pay for police protection. And the American people know it. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.”
“Looters ran wild in South Brooklyn…really? What’s he suggesting there?,” Scarborough asked Thursday morning. The Morning Joe host took umbrage with the bulk of LaPierre’s column and, in particular, his assertion that “Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States.”