The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Wayne LaPierre was deemed “the craziest man on Earth” by the insanely anti-gun editors of the NY Daily News after mentioning this truism after Sandy Hook.
As good men with guns continued to battle bad men with guns to save dozens trapped in a Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall, LaPierre dared speak the truth again:
Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard happened because the military facility was “completely unprotected,” National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said Sunday, brushing aside suggestions that more stringent background checks or new gun laws might prevent more mass shootings of the sort that have repeatedly scarred the country in recent years.
“This is a tragedy that should not have happened,” LePierre said of Monday’s shooting, which claimed the lives of 13 people, including the gunman. “How could anybody look at what happened this week and say there was enough security there?”
“In a post-9/11 world, a naval base within miles from Congress and the White House” was left “completely unprotected,” LaPierre said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press””, calling for “layers of security around our military bases” to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
He also urged policymakers to consider allowing service members on bases to carry firearms to provide an added measure of security. “We need to look at letting the men and women who know firearms and are trained in them do what they do best, which is protect and survive,” he said.
Marines at the Navy Yard complained that they had the training, rifles, and manpower to clear Building 197 and take down Aaron Alexis long before he shot his shotgun dry, but they are not allowed ammunition.