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Chris Wallace Skewers NRA’s Wayne LaPierre On Gun Violence: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir’
mediaite.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 02/03/2013 11:22:18 AM PST by marktwain

On Fox News Sunday, following the segment featuring Mark Kelly, Chris Wallace interviewed National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre about various issues surrounding gun control — ranging from background checks to mental health concerns to armed security at schools. Pressing LaPierre on his arguments, Wallace challenged him on some of his opposition to gun control.

Wallace began with background checks, citing the 1.7 million people who’ve been denied because of the checks — but LaPierre argued that most of those people weren’t prosecuted, and we can’t say they “were stopped from getting a gun at all.”

He further argued against calling them universal. “It’s a fraud to call it universal,” LaPierre said, because criminals won’t comply. Thus it’s more apt to call it a “universal check into a universal registry of law-abiding people.” And it will only create a “bureaucratic nightmare.”

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I do not know who wrote the headline, but it does not fit the transcript. Perhaps it fits the video....
1 posted on 02/03/2013 11:22:26 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

bidden says we can’t background check everyone now, much less prosecute the ones they find trying to lie on the background check forms.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 11:31:23 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

We now have an armed guard at the entrance to our local Home Depot. In CA where CC is almost non-existent. I guess he is there to keep out the illegals who pester the customers for jobs.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 11:31:59 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: marktwain

Another repugnant attack by the leftist media (meaining Mediaite). Wallace was also repugnant when he attacked LaPierre for saying there is an American elite. Every one of LaPierre’s points were correct, but Wallace had to find sone way to attack him. Miserable fail by Wallace.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 11:33:17 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: marktwain

Urban Poverty Law Center’s Paperwork Reduction Act for BATF form for background checks to buy a gun.

Do you already have a gun? Yes NO

If yes, skip the following form you can have another gun.

Because? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!


6 posted on 02/03/2013 11:37:38 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: marktwain

If anyone wants to get the flavor of the anti-gun side of the argument, just read the comments. Makes me want to go pound my head with a cement block.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 11:37:57 AM PST by zagger
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To: marktwain

The headline has it backwards. It was LaPierre who smacked Wallace down. Wallace came across as petty and petulent. Just another Obamabot.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 11:39:53 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: marktwain

Fox News no longer provides for easy communications with their individual shows or commentators , like Chris Wallace .
I wanted to tell him today “ I will never be watching your miserable ,prickly , program again. “
He tried his best to demean LaPierre , he was rude and insulting ,while at the same time fawning towards Gifford’s husband , Kelly . LaPierre should have just told the little twerp off .


9 posted on 02/03/2013 11:41:21 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: marktwain

You should read the comments at mediaite - libtards in full-on attack mode.


10 posted on 02/03/2013 11:42:12 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Oldexpat

“I guess he is there to keep out the illegals who pester the customers for jobs.”

I go to the HD on Sunset Blvd. What pisses me off is that OSH right across it never had one mexillegal haunting the entrance for the past 5 years. And they are the ones closing after 20 years.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 11:42:40 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: marktwain

The only “skewering” that takes place is Chris Wallace proving he’s an ass.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 11:43:43 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, this Meenal author sounds like a retarded liberal who somehow got hired by Fox News out of affirmative action.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 11:44:29 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: real saxophonist

I don’t agree with Wallace that there’s no elite class. There is one and he’s a member.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 11:44:40 AM PST by virgil
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To: zagger

The comments are so typical, they can’t come up with a logical argument to support their beliefs so they resort to the usual vilification rather than face reality.


15 posted on 02/03/2013 11:45:43 AM PST by Two Alpha
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To: marktwain
I don't recall a single person being hauled in by the police for threatening Obama's daughters. But many are being arrested for threats against children at schools.

Wallace is a dipshit pipsqueak.

16 posted on 02/03/2013 11:48:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: smoothsailing
The idea of an elite class, Wallace said, is “just nonsense.”

Nonsense only an elitist believes.

17 posted on 02/03/2013 11:50:31 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: marktwain
Christine is merely implementing Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."

Doesn't matter if you allegation is true or false.

To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, "The ridicule is the message."

18 posted on 02/03/2013 11:51:09 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Time for somebody to list his address. Past time.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 11:52:29 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: marktwain

Wallace is just another corrupt pundiot using the FOX soapbox to spew his agenda.

Pray for America


20 posted on 02/03/2013 11:52:58 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: ozzymandus
Wallace was also repugnant when he attacked LaPierre for saying there is an American elite.

WHAT?!?! Wallace is ONE OF THEM. OMG I hate these people (see my tag line).

21 posted on 02/03/2013 11:56:12 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: marktwain

I Thought La Pierre rocked, and kicked a$$.

The lliberal weenies had to rely on Wallace to argue, and Wallace could not.


22 posted on 02/03/2013 11:58:03 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: marktwain

It was painfully apparent that Wallace was an advocate and not a journalist.
LaPierre made a mistake in not bringing up what percentage the 1.7 million who were denied in a background check was.
1. First off I don’t trust LaPierre. I’m afraid his support of various parts of gun laws may lead to exactly what gun rights people fear.
2. In the segment before LaPierre, I thought Wallace was going to embarrass everybody with an on-camera ‘tingle up his leg’. Bernard Goldberg’s “Slobbering Love Affair” seems to have been written with ‘Chrissy Wallace’ in mind.
Is there something going on here? Chrissy Mathews = Chrissy Wallace?????
It was interesting that Wallace, on the morning after, brought up the murder, which I am beginning to believe was an assassination, of Chris Kyle. A not so subtle message?
It’s time somebody brings up the need of the people for military grade weapons to defend ourselves from all of the 5th columnists and terrorists that the Feds have let into the country. Not to mention groups like the Zetas, Ms13, Chicago’s finest, and other criminal enterprises.
I don’t believe even many of you hard core preppers out there really have come to grips with how fast things are spiraling down the drain.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 11:58:03 AM PST by jim999
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To: timestax

he is such a dweeb.... why does Fox News give him so many creds? Just because he is Mike Wallace’s kid? Old Mike was another totally in-the-tank Lib schnozzler . Offensive , self-righteous , cynical , and often sardonically rude .
The fruit falls not far from the tree


24 posted on 02/03/2013 11:59:04 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Louis Foxwell
The idea of an elite class, Wallace said, is “just nonsense.”

When you live in the bubble, you can't see it.
25 posted on 02/03/2013 12:03:08 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldexpat

There is an armed guard at each of our banks here in little ol’ Gilroy,CA, population 50,000....


26 posted on 02/03/2013 12:03:24 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

Doesn’t sound to me like Wallace skewered LaPierre at all.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 12:04:53 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: marktwain

How is universal checks going to stop a gang banger simply getting one of their drug buyers to go in to a gun outlet and buy a gun for them?


29 posted on 02/03/2013 12:09:06 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: real saxophonist

Chris Wallace’s show, “Fox News Sunday” airs on the Fox broadcast network, not FNC. You can watch it even if you don’t have cable.


30 posted on 02/03/2013 12:09:46 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: marktwain

Mediaite is full-on, howling, moonbat craziness squared.

Doesn’t surprise me at all the way they presented the interview, to make LaPierre seem even crazier than the crazies at Fox.

Mediaite is a reminder of just how unstable a sizeable swath of the populace really is.


31 posted on 02/03/2013 12:15:49 PM PST by bereanway
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To: marktwain

Wallace is a gasbag hack. Who cares?


32 posted on 02/03/2013 12:16:11 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Louis Foxwell

Wallace is just another red diaper doper baby. Commie scum.


33 posted on 02/03/2013 12:19:22 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: marktwain

“Wallace noted that all schoolchildren don’t face the same threats as the president’s children.”

Am I the only one who thinks there are a substantial number of schoolchildren who face more threats than the president’s children? Wallace must be totally out of touch if he thinks children today are safe from violence.


34 posted on 02/03/2013 12:26:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Louis Foxwell
"The idea of an elite class, Wallace said, is “just nonsense.”"

Was that before, or after, he said that he sent his kids to the same school that Obama's kids go to?

35 posted on 02/03/2013 12:27:50 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: marktwain
... “universal check into a universal registry of law-abiding people.”

LaPierre's right on this... these so-called gun control laws do little other than identify law abiding citizens... and intimidate them.

36 posted on 02/03/2013 12:34:37 PM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: 1raider1
Thank you. I was in the hospital for almost two months. Watched a lot of 'American Chopper'.
It was kinda funny, I always had some kind of news on the TV, and every time a nurse came into the room, they would stop and stare at the TV for a minute.
I finally asked one why they did that, and she said my room was the only time they got any news.
Everybody else had Judge This or Judge That on...
37 posted on 02/03/2013 12:34:44 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: marktwain; All
The entire "ridiculous" comment came ONLY from the discussion about the Assclown's kids having armed protection--NOT ABOUT the NRA's positions regarding background checks or gun registration!

Here is the relevant part from the mediaite article:

“You really think that the president’s children are the same kind of target as every school child in America?” Wallace said. “That’s ridiculous and you know it, sir.”

38 posted on 02/03/2013 12:38:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: marktwain

When reporters start defending the actions of the elite, you know they could care less about us pions.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 12:41:46 PM PST by WCH
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To: zagger
I took the poll on the mediate site to the right - here is who reads this sort of "News"

Would you support or oppose a law in your state that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol?
52%Strongly support
16%Somewhat support
4%Somewhat oppose
22% Strongly oppose
6% No strong opinion
40 posted on 02/03/2013 12:48:45 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: WCH
send FOX News a message...

FOXNEWSSUNDAY@foxnews/com

since Greta's interview with Hillary, I have not tuned them in...until today hubby had the rerun of Fox News Sunday on and he told me to fire them off a note, that Chris Wallace needs to go..................

41 posted on 02/03/2013 12:54:12 PM PST by haircutter
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To: marktwain
"The idea of an elite class, Wallace said, is “just nonsense.”"


42 posted on 02/03/2013 12:54:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: marktwain

It was written for the mediaite regulars. If you read the comments you think that it is an extension of the DU site.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 12:58:41 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: marktwain

Notice how the left is always quick to throw the label of “ridiculous”, “nonsense” or “insane” on the commentary of conservatives without ever explaining how they arrive at that.

And...on the comment from this leftist mouthpiece how “You really think that the president’s children are the same kind of target as every school child in America?”

Well, let’s see...the president’s kids don’t have any bullet holes in them, and 20 kindergartners, in just the latest incident, do. I would say that in the interest of the rest of the folks outside of this jerk’s circle of important people, yes, the same kind of target as the president’s children that we don’t want hurt by nut jobs. Is Chris really listening to the crap that comes out of his own mouth?
WADAPUTZ.


44 posted on 02/03/2013 1:12:22 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: ozzymandus
I watched it. Wallace asked questions. Pierre addressed them.

Chris doesn't usually get that out of Democrats you know. I didn't get the sense he was attacking him ~ BTW, the school district that includes Newtown has decided to hire armed guards or all their schools. Wayne won that one. Chris knows it.

45 posted on 02/03/2013 1:16:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 43north

I really love this one, only a truly retarded liberal could come up with, “Also, random observation, given the fact that humanity survived just fine without semiauto technology, Mr. Lapierres argument leaves something to be desired.”

No point in commenting further, anyone who does not see that as utterly stupid is hopeless. It illustrates what I keep saying about the retarded liberals, they can believe anything provided it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to any logical thinker and they imagine themselves to be showing their amazing brilliance when they spout such absurdities.


46 posted on 02/03/2013 1:17:58 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The President has a right and an obligation to see that his children are protected. But guess what....so do I! My children are just as important as the President’s! This is what Wallace does not understand - what an imbecile. The Presidnet’s children face a greater risk but they are not more important!!!!!!!


47 posted on 02/03/2013 1:18:36 PM PST by wewereright
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To: smoothsailing

I have liked Chris Wallace in the past, but I have to speak against him over his ‘interview’ with Wayne this AM.

I watched Chris talk over Wayne at every turn, not giving him a chance to answer.

That alone was disgusting for an interviewer of Wallace’s stature & exposure.

However:

I have more to say:

Chris Wallace is the son of Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes fame. Most of us here on FR know that, but many people who tune in to this Sunday AM show DO NOT know that.

Chris was raised in what I call ‘rarified air’ circumstances.

He was raised behind gates in a gated community or in an apartment which has locked entrances behind entry alcoves & doormen who clear persons who don’t live in the building.

They often are in New York or Washington DC, and they don’t drive themselves, getting moved about by cab or by ‘drivers’ and cars provided by their employers. The higher the profile, the more perks & ‘services’ these people live with. They don’t ‘go grocery shopping’ like we do, and they often have ‘personal assistants’ who even do their clothes shopping, bringing multiple outfits to the apartment & selections are done there. NO ‘CHANGING ROOMS’ for these elite.

They get their entertainment thru ‘The Theatre’ or thru high end multi channel television and other live entertainment. They don’t go ‘to the park’ or to other open venues like we do.

They don’t encounter door to door people, no matter how legit they are.

In other words, their ‘exposure’ to dangers that most of us can face any day of the week are minimal. They would not face a ‘car jacking’ like a mother at the gas station or in the Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Home Depot, or Lowe’s parking lots. They have been raised in a cocoon of safety, which the high majority of American citizens have never witnessed.

There is definate difference betwen the kids in Wyoming going 47 miles one waay to school and the protected kids at Sidwell & Friends school, where many of the Washington DC insiders kids are attending classes.

When Chriss Wallace says Wayne is mis-representing people as ‘elites’ Chris himself has no idea how the rest of us live.

I personally live rural in N Nevada. It is over 24 miles one way to the grocery store, over 6 miles one way to the Post Office, which is threatened with closure, and over 20 miles one way to Wal-Mart & Lowe’s, where I do the bulk of my supply shopping.

We don’t have call boxes on our roads out here, and we have to have dependable vehicles & a network of people who know we are going somewhere just in case we don’t return. Sometimes, we have to have backup to feed out animals in bad weather when we have to go to town for medical trips, etc. We can get weatherbound or severely delayed easily in the winter. Animals still have to be fed timely.

This isn’t something I am complaining about for myself, but only to point out that inside the confines of both New York and Washington DC, those in the media & in the government are totally clueless.

Telling us to grab scissors when we have an intruder is beyond comprehension-—Thanks, Janet Nappy for that advice!!! I have a 1350 sq ft house & I have 4 pairs of scissors inside that house, but I don’t think I could get to any one pair with any speed to match the gun in the hand of that intruder!!! I would get some warning from the gaggle of dogs, but probably would have more luck against an intruder with the cast iron frying pan which is always on the stove!!

I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I trust Wayne LaPierre far more with protecting my right to owning a gun than ANYONE inside the Obama administration or anyone in the media.

I realize that I don’t count for much, other than another vote to show that they ‘have won’, or to say that ‘they beat my candidate’, but I can tell you this:

When the SHTF, I will live longer than many who are making decisions about my basic safety!!! I will go down, but I will do my best to have a part in cleaning out the gene pool on my way down!!!


48 posted on 02/03/2013 1:24:53 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Cheerio

Those who support the use of illegal drugs would support the gang bangers having unrestricted access to guns so that these drugs are available.


49 posted on 02/03/2013 1:29:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

...the president’s kids don’t have any bullet holes in them, and 20 kindergartners, in just the latest incident, do.”””

When is someone on the right going to clarify that the bodies of the kids at Newtown were NOT RIDDLED with bullet holes, as the media has been saying for 6 weeks?

The ‘assault gun’ that the kid had stolen ws still in the trunk of the car he also stole.

I am tired of the conservatives letting this LIE continue and get passed on and on and on and on.


50 posted on 02/03/2013 1:32:46 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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