Stevieslaw: National Rifle Association slams Congress
Walter LaPierre Jr., executive Vice President of the NRA, blamed Congress today for the shooting in Las Vegas. “Congress insists on maintaining a ban on weapons—bazookas, flame throwers, surface to air, and surface to surface missiles, that the average American needs in today’s world if he is going to defend himself,” said LaPierre. “If someone in the crowd at the festival had shot back with a surface to surface missile, this tragedy could have been easily adverted.
Republicans in Congress were generally supportive of LaPierre’s remarks. “We are working on it,” said Paul Ryan.
Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut and a vocal advocate of strict gun laws, said, “This makes perfect sense to me. There is nothing too crazy for Americans, when it comes to guns.”