They need a better representative. That press conference was a train wreck. I thought he had some valid points but a lot of insane points as well. He appeared wacky and not particularly bright. His idea about having a data base listing all mentally ill people was especially brilliant. That wouldn't further stigmatize mental health issues and prevent people from seeking help...not at all.
OK, true story here.
I was recruited out of undergrad to be an assistant at a lobbying firm in DC about a decade ago. I figured, "shit, free travel, free food, free booze. . . . why not?" (It wasn't the NRA, btw).
I figured the wining and dining would be showy. You know, trying to get me to go with them and all that shit.
Nope. They pretty much get shit-hammered all the time. In the office, at restaurants, all that jazz.
How is this relevant? It's relevant because I figure ole Wayne got a group of the smartest folks at the NRA to come up with his abortion of a speech and were pretty fucking wasted doing it.
At least it sounded like a drunk-idea speech to me.