WASHINGTON D.C. – Fresh off of a failure to pass new gun control legislation, detractors of the changes stated ‘now is not the time’ to pursue such legislative action.
“Immediately during or after a national gun tragedy is not the time to start making rash decisions about how to better protect more citizens’ lives” stated National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre at a news conference yesterday. When informed there was no current gun tragedy and that this would qualify as “before” the next one, or is at the very least an “intermittent period”, LaPierre retorted “Well, NOW is not the time, seeing as how everyone is presently safely alive and not immediately dying from any massive gun-related tragedies.”
The NRA President, who has been critical of any attempt at gun control, was later asked when a good time would be to think about such legislation.
“We intend to let the government know when we’re ready to allow them to do their jobs again”, he quipped. “For now, we propose the arming and training of every man, woman, and child, to defend themselves against this tyrannical government that, incidentally, we run.”