Skip to comments.Gun Debate Live From London: LaPierre debates Rebecca Peters on Pay-Per-View - October 12, 2004
Posted on 09/19/2004 6:28:17 PM PDT by O.C. - Old CrackerEdited on 10/06/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
About the participants...
Rebecca Peters: Chief Executive of IANSA (the International Action Network of Small Arms), In 1996 Rebecca was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal for her work in promoting gun control in Australia... IANSA is the global network of civil society organizations working to stop proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA brings world attention on the humantarian impact of these weapons and brings the voices and activities of non-government organizations and concerned individuals across the world. Founded in 1998 it now has more than 500 participant groups in nearly one hundred countries.
Wayne LaPierre: Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association of America. The Association of its 4 million members, are staunch defenders of the Second Amendment rights and is a major player in the politcal arena and stands firm in its resolve to protect the right to keep and bear arms. The NRA was founded in 1871 and the actor Charlton Heston resigned as its President in 2003. Wayne LaPierre has been with the NRA since 1978 and became its CEO in 1986 and is now its leading spokesperson on all NRA legislative activities at entry level of government.
Wayne serves on the board of the American Association of Political Consultants. He holds a Master's degree in American Government and Politics and a Bachelor's degree in Education and Political Science.
Moderator Note: The NRA's publicist has requested we make the following corrections:
Charlton Heston served as president of the NRA until 2003.
Wayne LaPierre became CEO in 1991, not in 1986.
I wonder how the Aussies feel about Ms. Peters, now, with their armed crime rate skyrocketing?
Rebecca Peters is a complete psychopath. She used to share accomodation with an old acquaintance of mine, when they were at uni. You know how sometimes budget-conscious students will label their food containers, in a shared refrigerator- 'Terri's milk', for instance? Peters would label *every egg* in a carton. She had everyone in the place creeped out, with her obsessive ways. If Wayne could somehow find the right button to push, she could fall apart under pressure just like Captain Queeg.
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Let Freedom Ring,
If it ain't too much $$$$, I gotta see this.
You are dead-on FRiend. He caved for the 10-round magazine restriction, he caved on back-ground checks, and the NRA has caved on machine guns in the past.
Or is it all just about the $$$$$ ?
Do IANSA and NRA share the profit from this PPV ?
In such a situation, how can we believe either side's true committment to the cause?
Seems to me, maybe the real committment is to making $more money$..
Well when I tell sombody to "Get a Rope" they know where to get it. ;^)
I can understand your views and position....but I say! Who is there but the "Hunting" advocate to ensure we have a "TOOL" (firearm) at all? If it were not for the "Hunter" there would be no voice, no tool, no freedom of choice (to own a firearm or not). Nothing is perfect no matter how hard we try. But, the bottom line is if the world community can take away your firearm......the rest of the choices will be theres.
Anyone going to be watching this tonight?
Byron, you really should e-mail that info to LaPierre. Peters would be seriously unnerved to find that Wayne had that kind of personal info on her.
Anti-gunners are clearly wrong in their pursuit. The lie and decieve the public using fear that they create in the media. The reason that the debate costs money was probably because only Pro-gun people would pay to watch it because their rights are on the line. Anti-gunners could watch Wayne rip Laura's comments to shreds and smoke her debate and they don't care one way or the other. They are antigun for a reason. Most of them are unjustified reasons but they stand by them all the same.
I'm trying to track down a previous thread from 10/14/04 (I think) titled something like "The UN and Your Guns." I can't find it using keyword title search, would appreciate if anyone could point me to it.