After a period of what NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre called "respectful silence," the gun organization finally held its big post-Sandy Hook massacre press conference today. In a widely, widely watched (at least according to Twitter) speech, LaPierre blamed the mass shootings over the past year in the United States on gun-free school zones, the media, movies like "American Psycho" and "Natural Born Killers," and video games like "Grand Theft Auto" and "Mortal Kombat." Our country glorifies violence, he said, and then he said something about us having "Splatterdays," which, I'm sorry but... I really can't tell you what that means.
La Pierre also called on Congress to put armed guards in every school in the United States, saying "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Here are the full remarks, via PBS:
If you can't watch the whole thing, this is what everyone is currently talking about: I give you Protestor 1a:
Yeah, I don't think that's going to swing any opinions, guys.
Anyway, this is a hugely contentious issue, so we'll open up the floor to you. Did you agree with LaPierre? Didn't? Discuss below.