We learned a lot from today's NRA press conference. Chiefly, that Mortal Kombat and Natural Born Killers are responsible for gun violence (better re-think that next I Love the 90s! episode, VH1). We also learned that we need more people with guns in our schools. Looks like these NRA leaders really have their finger on the pulse of the nation, which is good. At least they'll know how to check vitals the next time someone gets shot.
And what did Twitter have to say about all this?
We can all agree there should be a national database of guys with pet snakes.
— Trevor S (@trevso_electric) December 21, 2012
Oh good, the armed school guards will be unpaid volunteers. Because what we need are people into hanging around schools with guns for free.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) December 21, 2012
WHAT IF THE GUY WHO WAS SHOT IN THE FACE BY DICK CHENEY HAD BEEN ARMED!?
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) December 21, 2012
@joshgondelman Sharks don't attack people. Shark TEETH attack people. – National Shark Association
— Raj Sivaraman (@rajsivaraman) December 21, 2012
What we need to do is shoot all the remaining copies of Mortal Kombat.
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) December 21, 2012
Pretty sure Gov. Schwarzenegger already proposed kindergarten cop legislation in 1990, didn't really work.
— Steve Kandell (@SteveKandell) December 21, 2012
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) December 21, 2012
Maybe it won't be so bad, in Harry Potter they gave all the students weapons and they did OK.
— MJ (@sucittaM) December 21, 2012
"It's like Star Wars missile defense. But withKIDS !" – Wayne LaPierre's plan to protect kids in school.
— Benari (@BenariLee) December 21, 2012
Plan B is no longer the most derided plan on Twitter.
— John Dickerson (@jdickerson) December 21, 2012
The only thing that surprises me about the NRA press conference is that they didn’t suggest tax cuts would help fix things, too.
— Joe C. (@inturnaround) December 21, 2012
Maybe we could just buy Santa's naughty/nice database to see who can have guns.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 21, 2012
I guess this means we can fight obesity with pudding. I knew the solution would be delicious!
— lafix (@lafix) December 21, 2012
The only way this NRA press conference would make any sense is if someone shouted, "LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) December 21, 2012
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