Wayne LaPierre got PWNED at the NRA convention and didn’t even realize what was happening

Originally published at: Wayne LaPierre got PWNED at the NRA convention and didn't even realize what was happening | Boing Boing

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This part of the speech sadly could’ve gone on for several more minutes but that probably would have given the game away.

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I thought they would figure it out after he listed the first three, but nope!

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Why should La Pierre think he was being mocked? After all, those are exactly his sentiments, and how he believes these shootings happen.

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LaPierre might be a self aware wolf, but for most NRA members it isn’t a joke. In their reality, thoughts and prayers are all that is required.

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That’s it? He got all the way to the NRA’s convention floor and that’s the best shot he took? FFS.

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I do enjoy deadpan snark as much as the next fellow; and the execution here is good; but I can’t shake the impression that it’s Wayne who is winning in all the ways that matter here.

LaPierre’s victory condition isn’t covering himself in dignitiy and and advancing principled arguments that sway neutral observers; it’s making sure that no substantive reforms threaten his status quo. If he can do that by playing serious, credible, expert that works; if he can do that by playing culture warrior, that works; if he can do that by being a professional clown who encourages people to make him look the fool rather than legislating contrary to his interests that works as well.

This isn’t to say that all satire is useless and anyone not pushing legislation is irrelevant; but it pays to remember that Wayne merely being satirized is to the NRA much like Zuckerberg being called in to congress and asked a bunch of angry questions by grandstanding senators who proceed to take no further action is to facebook; the appearance of humiliation but a victory for all practical purposes.

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I would have added one thing: “And that’s a beautiful suit, Mr LaPierre.”

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Wayne Allen Root blames the Uvalde school shooting on Ukraine, and “not securing” the southern border.

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Since when has Detroit had “strict gun control”???

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Since the fevered imagination of the right wing made it so.

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On No 7: How would he know gun control never works if it’s never been tried on any large scale?
NY, LA, and Chicago don’t even break the top 10 most dangerous cites in the US. All those cities are surrounded by suburbs and rural areas where gun control is lax.

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NYC, El Lay & Chicago don’t even make it onto this list of 100 most dangerous cities:
NeighborhoodScout’s Most Dangerous Cities - 2022

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People as of late in NYC have made a big deal of the percentage rise in violent crime. But they fail to acknowledge crime in the city has been on a 50 year low. Percentage increases mean little in reality when original baselines are low.

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Honestly most of the time a large percentage increase should be read as saying there is very little of something. Doubling the number of Americans who understand English would involve some major population changes, doubling the number who understand Hittite could be done by a single teacher.

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I’m in awe of his ability to do that straight faced. IN AWE.

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Waste.Of.Time. The MAGA cult doesn’t understand what sarcasm and irony are. They’re as simple minded as they come.

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They always go to this argument about cities which is deeply disingenuous for hundred of reasons, because the real A/B test (other countries) proves them wrong.

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