Those of you who have been waiting breathlessly for me to comment on the news conference this morning in which National Rifle Association mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre (above) spoke on the subject currently on the minds of millions of Americans will just to have to wait a little bit longer.
You see, it’s too soon to make a political issue of LaPierre’s monologue. It was a disturbing event, to be sure, and as such, it requires that I refrain from trying to make political hay of it. Isn’t that pretty much the same thing people on LaPierre’s side of the gun-control debate said in the aftermath of last week’s massacre at a school in Connecticut? Yeah, they said we shouldn’t talk about guns for a while. So, I’m not going to talk about the NRA for a while. It won’t be long, mind you, but decency requires that I remain silent for a respectful interval.
Meanwhile, you can read what THIS GUY says about LaPierre and his news conference.
UPDATE: The satirical tone of this post seems to have missed the mark with some readers.
In the immediate wake of Sandy Hook, lots of gun enthusiasts faulted gun-control advocates for “politicizing” the tragedy so soon. The post above regarding today’s NRA news conference was an effort to parody that “too soon” stuff. Apparently, I was too subtle.
Several Facebook readers thought I was serious. They didn’t catch on that the “awful tragedy” to which I was referring was Wayne LaPierre’s news conference, not the Stony Hook incident.