It would be a valuable cross-cultural field trip for LaPierre to take a look outside the hall, where representatives of the 90 percent were gathered. The moms at the gates gladly would have pointed out to him that 82 people die every day because guns fall into the hands of nonlaw-abiding citizens, curious children, the mentally ill and the suicidal. (Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety and Mayors Against Illegal Guns are backed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.)Right, LaPierre is going to pay attention to a hundred or so people paid by Bloomberg to show up over a mile away and 'protest' when he's got over 70,000 people attending the annual meeting. Earlier in the article:
The NRA’s 4 million members don’t seem to feel a corresponding obligation to understand the 90 percent of Americans who say in polls they would like to see universal background checks for gun buyers.Note that, 'In Polls'. Not attending rallies. Not members of gun ban organizations, but 'in polls'. Whereas those 4 million + members of the NRA pay dues, write their congresscritters, and are, well, active. I've asked it before and I'll ask it again, if '90%' of the public want these things, where are they? Why does it take Bloomberg to have to fund these organizations?
Oh, right, because the 90% claim is FOS. Just like Baghdad Bob, they ignore the tanks rumbling through the streets while claiming 'Victory'.