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December 21, 2012

New NRA-Backed Gun Laws!

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Written by: Kelly Virella


few months ago when The Onion joked that America had adopted new NRA-backed gun laws that legalized carrying a gun at head level in public, it seemed preposterous. “A man can’t feel safe unless his gun is pointed at every other man’s temple,” said one fictional proponent in The Onion’s video.

“I’m a single mom, so I can’t take chances with my baby’s safety,” says another.

Today, during a much-anticipated NRA press conference, the NRA’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said the solution to Sandy Hook is more guns, not less.  “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said.

The NRA is proposing adding a corps of armed volunteer guards to every American school, which didn’t work so well in Columbine. By the time it’s all over, I fear The Onion will have material for another spoof.

About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, left to right. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Azipaybarah