On Sean Hannity’s radio show last Friday with Mark Simone filling in for Hannity, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter expressed her dissatisfaction with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre, particularly his “Meet the Press” appearance on NBC from a week ago. Coulter suggested LaPierre and other gun supporters should become familiar with the works of John Lott, whose 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime” makes an argument against limiting the number of firearms.
Comments: Yes, the NRA definitely has some public relations issues to overcome.
But it´s hard to speak on behalf of gun ownership these days without being demagogued
Wasn´t Ann telling us during the Primaries we HAD to pick Chris Christie or Mitt Second Place Romney. Her credibility is withering on the vine. The NRA is the only Conservative organization that appears to have a backbone. Thanks NRA.
Maybe some of you might read the article, but that would be to much work. She was criticizing La Pierre for not making the argument that guns decrease crime. Those of you criticizing Coulter must believe that guns cause crime.
The NRA is a sell out organization from time to time - supporting supposedly "pro gun" democrats to make themselves look open minded, when in fact there is no such thing as a real pro gun Democrat. Ann, for all her recent foibles, was right in this case.
Read more than the headline people, else you´ll look stupid.
Exactly, #6. Most posters didn´t read past the headline before commenting. LaPierre didn´t make his own best case...and came out looking irrelevant because of the way he handled the issue. Supporters of the NRA need to recognize that LaPierre isn´t God...and he isn´t always 100% correct or compelling when presenting his side.
It´s not the spokesman for the NRA - it´s the message the left hates. Charlton Heston was vilified and ridiculed during his tenure. The left will stone Moses or anyone daring to promote the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre might have missed a few opportunities to verbally b---h slap NBC´s new Neanderthal but, the attacks would come anyway.
I strongly agree with #12 - I watched the NRA head and he said what needed to be said and I am getting tired of ann coulter and her mouth. She probably means well but is not getting the right kind of attention that she desires.
I strongly agree with reply #1. These pudits are full of hot air. We can walk and talk without the likes of Hew, Anne, and Rush breathing down our necks. 55% of WOMAN voted for Bam, 55% of MOMS voted for Bam, 60% Catholics voted for Bam, and 70% Jews voted for Bam. Guess what groups don´t listen to Hew, Anne, and Rush???
BTW, DeMint is a great person and a great conservative. We need more ´doers´ like him and less gas from the aforementioned!
When you´re on one of TV segments,you don´t have time to explain the rise and fall of the roman empire,you have to crunch what you say to make the most impact.There´s tons of stories and examples on the positives of gun ownership but you´re swimming up stream in front of a hostile liberal format TV show.
Anne lost me back when she gave a speech to some gay republicans.
You don´t think a liberal mom would shoot someone trying to kill their kids? You don´t think a teacher would do the same? Rather than have one or two armed guards in a school, I would think it would be better to have 10-20 teachers carrying and allow parents to carry - other than those involved in divorce.
Ann may or may not be relevant. It doesn´t matter. What does matter is that the current mainstream media needs to be put out of business. They are the greatest enemy ever faced by a free people.
Funny, since they are susposedly the first line of defense against an out of control government and instead of defending us, they work to enable that very out of control government.
How any single profession could attract so many truly dumb people is quite bewildering.
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God of Irony, 12/31/2012 4:11:20 PM (No. 9091927)
My problem with Coulter is her Monday morning quarterbacking. Perhaps she should run for head of NRA, RNC or some other group that would require her to put her where her mouth is because after backing Christie I don´t think she really stands for anything other than herself.
What´s hard to understand is that when a school shooting happens, people (school administrators) call up other people (police) to bring in guns to get the bad guy. Why not have the guns already there so less people get killed. Teachers should have the right to carry guns. They should be trained and the guns should have some sort of safety device installed so the students can´t use them. This would be cheaper than having the police stationed there. The bottom line would be fewer deaths.
" “The NRA needs a better spokesman." She makes a valid point . But, let´s not discuss that. The hate ,vitriol and intolerance from the right against anyone who deviates from their party line continues.
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