After Naval Yard shootings, NRA calls for ban on mental illness

17 Sep

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–the National Rifle Association today issued a statement calling for an “immediate and unconditional” ban on mental illness, following reports that the Naval Yard shooter had a history of post-traumatic stress and other conditions.

“It’s time to stop the bloodshed,” said the NRA’s leader, Wayne LaPierre, in a statement. “We need to take common-sense steps to ensure that no one in America is allowed to be crazy or unbalanced ever again, because those people are super-dangerous.”

LaPierre noted that the ban would be hard to enforce, but observed that “obviously, there is no other possible remedy to the problem of mentally ill people using guns to kill large numbers of people.”

As it has done in the past, the NRA repeated its plea for more guns in society, so that wrongdoers can be stopped quickly by passersby. “Imagine if, the next time you are sitting in a doctor’s office, everyone there is pointing a handgun at the person next to them,” said LaPierre. “You’d obviously feel a lot safer, right?”

Shortly afterwards, conservative lawmakers issued a statement saying that “now is the time to come together and grieve as a nation without politics,” and that “the time to have a serious debate about gun ownership is never.”

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4 Responses to “After Naval Yard shootings, NRA calls for ban on mental illness”

  1. Brittius September 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

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  2. alienredqueen September 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    I wish they’d ban the use if the term “mental illness” in conjunction with these types of crimes. It’s such a broad category, that it stigmatizes the rest of us “mentally ill” people that, you know, wouldn’t take an assault rifle and kill lots of people. For realz… :/

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  3. taras_ukrainian September 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    just another shooting in a GUN FREE ZONE. how many people does it take before someone shoots a nutjob criminal?? – 12. funny how all the Cops and SWAT show up AFTER it all happens and stand arround like IDIOTS… if Salors would have been armed that Slime would have been shot at the door

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    • twissblog September 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

      Yes, imagine how much safer we’d all feel if everyone was carrying loaded guns all the time. You’d probably get better service in restaurants, too.

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