Josh Horwitz: LaPierre Reveals True Purpose Behind Assault Weapons
...During a hearing in which Republican Senators actively tried to portray assault weapons as merely "scary-looking" pieces of plastic with no real functional purpose, LaPierre's statement revealed that they are in fact weapons of choice for individuals ready to wage war on our government. This was certainly not the first time LaPierre had made such a declaration -- remember, this is the guy who told us "the guys with the guns make the rules" at a CPAC conference -- but his statement on Wednesday was nonetheless remarkable because it so clearly articulated the insurrectionist idea on a national stage, linking it directly to the need for unfettered access to assault weapons. Now, no doubt remains about the type of "firepower" citizens would need in order to fight LaPierre's "tyranny" ... The same type of firepower that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary...Note: The comment thread at the post is loaded with violent threats from Second Amendment patriots, including calls for insurrection. A tyrannical government would be rounding them all up just about now. If these threats had been launched during the reign of Skippy Bush, Homeland Security would be storming the gates and Fox News would be calling for public hangings.