Wayne LaPierre - CEO National Rifle Association
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Gregory: Welcome Wayne
LaPierre: it's good to be here David
[ pulls out semi-automatic rifle ]
Gregory: whoa put that down -
this is a tv show - not an appropriate
place for a gun like a wedding or
a birthday party or bar mitzvah
LaPierre: or christening or funeral
or a school play
Gregory: Wayne one week after
a horrible school shooting you held
a big press conference and
called for called for MOAR GUNZ
LaPierre: at the NRA we sat down
around our conference table and
said what is the answer and we said
ban 10 year-old video games
Gregory: that's your solution?
LaPierre: we also want to arm the
good guys to fight the monsters
Gregory: the New York Post called
you a nut and loon
LaPierre: if it's crazy to fill our
public schools with armed people
then call me crazy
Gregory: you're fucking crazy
LaPierre: we just need every entrance
in every school to protected by a
soldier retired from combat and
nothing else to do all day until we invade Iran
Gregory: that's your big idea?
LaPierre: Diane Feinstein is a lesbian
from San Francisco
Gregory: you're evading my questions
LaPierre: many people I know sleep with their gun
Gregory: there were armed guards at
Columbine and Virginia Tech
LaPierre: yes but those guards were losers
who have never seen a cool movie where
the good guy can never get shot
Gregory: the guards at Columbine exchanged fire with the shooters
LaPierre: I like good guys and not bad guys
Gregory: how many guards would a school need?
LaPierre: the fancy elite gay liberal media
are surrounded by armed guards
Gregory: you strike me as delusional
LaPierre: Fluffy isn't it obvious that
good guys should patrol school hallways
good guys should patrol school hallways
with a submachine guns?
Gregory: what could go wrong?
LaPierre: Israel has armed guards
every school and it's very safe
Gregory: you don't think this is a stupid idea?
LaPierre: every mom and dad wants
an armed cop in every school
Gregory: wouldn't this would be very expensive?
LaPierre: not if we stopped fighting all these
liberal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and
started fighting wars in our elementary schools
Gregory: you're dripping blood all over my desk
LaPierre: sorry about that
Gregory: Betsy can we get some paper towels
LaPierre: the NRA has a program to tell
elementary school kids not to pick up
a gun they find lying around
Gregory: why would a gun just be lying around?
LaPierre: you know how careless gun owners are
Gregory: are you willing to try anything to
save the lives of children?
LaPierre: no because there are monsters everywhere
Gregory: would you be willing to limit
gun magazines that carry 30 bullets?
LaPierre: no – we need bigger magazines and more guns to the shoot the monsters like Bigfoot and that one in Loch Ness - he's a slippery one!
Gregory: and the New Jersey Devil
Gregory: why do ordinary people
need so much ammunition?
LaPierre: because the mutant monsters have
bullets coming out of their fingers!
Gregory: can't we make mass killers'
jobs a little harder?
LaPierre: no – haven't you ever seen Monsters Inc?
Gregory: I'm more of a Finding Nemo guy
LaPierre: we need a national database of lunatics!
Gregory: wherever could we find such a list
LaPierre: every cop knows who all the lunatics are
Gregory: I certainly know one when I see one
LaPierre: who put all these mentally ill
people on the street?
Gregory: Ronald Reagan
LaPierre: monsters have magic killing powers!
Gregory: okay so how about
background checks for monsters
LaPierre: I support background checks
Gregory: but you won't close the gun show loophole
LaPierre: I would love to but the federal government is fascist
Gregory: do you realize how crazy you sound?
LaPierre: look we don't want anyone in the
inner city to have a gun
Gregory: now we're getting somewhere
LaPierre: we should arrest felons
who try to buy a gun
Gregory: what about assault weapons?
LaPierre: civilians really need these guns which
are not dangerous or effective at all
Gregory: what about high capacity magazines?
LaPierre: those guns are no different
from any other gun which is why
they must never be banned
Gregory: would you work with the
administration on gun safety?
LaPierre: no if it would limit the individual's
sacred right to own a rocket launcher
Gregory: would there be any gun policy
you could ever support?
LaPierre: yes enforce gun laws against black people
Gregory: would you support any new gun law?
LaPierre: no because drug dealers are
never prosecuted in America
Gregory: after 9/11 this nation went
completely insane with new laws except
laws against terrorists owning guns
LaPierre: that was awesome
Gregory: and yet you seem desperate to
make any excuse to avoid a new gun law
LaPierre: a gun is a tool
Gregory: so are you
LaPierre: drug dealers are very astute economists
Gregory: we all know that
LaPierre: we need a massive federal effort
to fund medical treatment
Gregory: Mike Bloomberg says the NRA
are a bunch of losers
LaPierre: he's one of those big city snooty elitists
who want to confiscate your guns
Gregory: maybe but he's rich
LaPierre: the NRA wants major
baseball players to have a gun even
if they only have a .215 batting average
Gregory: even Mark Sanchez?
LaPierre: no a responsible gun owner
has to be able to hit something
Gregory: will you support any more laws?
LaPierre: yes if it means more guns and a
bigger more intrusive federal government
so people can use their guns to protect themselves
from a bigger more intrusive federal government
Gregory: thanks for coming Bloody
LaPierre: you're welcome Fluffy
[ break ]
Gregory: Chucky what did you think of that
Schumer: I think Pierre might be a little crazy
Gregory: my desk looks like someone
slaughted a chicken
Schumer: what about stopping the
bad guy from getting the gun in the first place?
Gregory: Lindsay the NRA doesn't
want to talk about guns
Graham: I want to talk about how sad I am
Gregory: okay go ahead and cry Linds
Graham: there is never anything we can
do to stop people who aren't wired right
– believe me I know I'm in the U.S. Senate
Gregory: the assault weapons ban
didn't prevent Columbine
Schumer: mass shootings are the
New Normal which is terrible
Gregory: but banning high capacity
magazines didn't work before
Schumer: after we enacted it crime went
down and after it expired we have a
mass shooting every month
Gregory: should we do anything
but ban video games?
Graham: I love my guns! I love them so much!
[ starts crying again ]
Gregory: easy there Linds
Graham: I have a god-given right to buy an AR-15
Gregory: yes you do
Graham: just lock the school doors!
Gregory: what else would you suggest?
Graham: I was Christmas shopping and
I got a good deal on the new Taylor Swift CD
and also people kept coming up to me crying
saying don't let the governmnet take my guns away!
Gregory: Chucky what's up with the Fiscal Cliff
Schumer: John Boehner is going to have
cut the Tea Party loose and make a deal
with the Democrats
Gregory: Lindsay could you vote
for raising taxes on rich people
Gregory: what would you vote for
Graham: America is becoming Greece!
Gregory: but with more movie and school shootings
Graham: I would have supported Boehner's plan
Gregory: but it failed
Graham: I also like Simpson-Bowles
Gregory: I love it too but it too also failed
Graham: I just want everyone to know I
will never raise the debt celing unless
we can cut Social Security
Schumer: that's extortion - he's threatening
the credit of the nation so they can achieve
their dream of eliminating Social Security
Gregory: what about Chuck Hegel?
Graham: I like Chuck very much but I
hear he's a Communist
Gregory: thanks for coming guys
[ break ]
Gregory: panel will we get a Fiscal Cliff deal?
Todd: Obama should try one more
time to make a big deal
Gregory: they are fed up with
how pathetic Boehner is
Todd: I think Obama is making
a big mistake not trying again to work
with the losers in the House
Chaffetz: Boehner failed to pass anything -
thus putting all the pressure on Obama
Ford: I work on Wall Street and they are
very disappointed that Congress has
failed to do our bidding
Gregory: that is so sad
Ford: I love this country but I
love making money more
Mitchell: I know of a lot of guys in the stock market
and they told me Obama needs to get over himself
and make a deal which will make them even richer
Gregory: Obama failed but so did John Boehner
Todd: that's just Obama's excuse for not
bailing out Wall Street
Gregory: what about school shootings
Chaffetz: I would be willing to do anything
to prevent school schootings except
give up my Glock
Gregory: so what else
Chaffetz: I believe in small government -
let's create a national database of the mentally ill
Ford: do you really need a magazine
with 30 shots to hunt squirrels?
Mitchell: there is no national standard
for background checks
Gregory: what about national funding
for a cop in every school?
Todd: Obama is a total loser who needs
to give Boehner everything he wants
Ford: I agree we need armed guards in schools
Chaffetz: gun control doesn't work because
God wants America to have millions of guns
Gregory: I can't argue with that
Chaffetz: people in Utah love guns
Todd: at one point LaPierre actually called for more
background checks but then again he seemed to
be under the influence of some powerful medication
Gregory: if Obama loses Hegel this will be
second consecutive non-nomination he will lose
Mitchell: this proves that Obama is a total loser
Todd: Obama will talk about guns in the
State of the Union which will cause
Gregory: and that's another episode
of Meet The Press