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Wayne LaPierre, Embarrassing Wingnut

http://www.economist.com/world/na/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=6980071

In horrific war zones like Sierra Leone and Angola, the UN runs programs for "disarmament, demobilisation, rehabilitation and reintegration" of former soldiers. Often these are people who grew up fighting and have no clue how to live any other way. They give up their guns and in return get education and a leg up into normal society. (A friend of mine worked in one of these programs.)

Guess who thinks that's a bad idea? Wayne LaPierre, the Mouth of the U.S. National Rifle Association. Why would Wayne be down on this idea? Because he thinks the next step is... wait for it... the U.N. coming here to the U.S. and forcibly disarming and reeducating all of us. At least he didn't call it "ZOG".

This story would be hilarious, but Wayne has a lot of influence and a lot of cash. Despite getting crazier and crazier over the years and losing a lot of high profile supporters, the NRA still commands respect in politics.

Hey, Wayne? Former child soldiers in Liberia don't want their guns. They want their lives back. And if "the government" comes for us, it'll be our own and personal firearm ownership will barely slow them down. Just ask the residents of Fallujah how much the household AK-47 helped when the Marines showed up.

See you in Camp Halliburton!
Tags: doh, news.theeconomist, nra, politics, solipsism, wtf
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