Memory Hole: NRA Edition

From May 2011 comes this item:

If all goes as expected in Pittsburgh today, American Conservative Union President David Keene will be elected president of the National Rifle Association at the organization’s board of directors meeting.

One person who presumably will not be attending the event is Keene’s son, David Michael Keene, who according to news reports and trial documents was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2002 road-rage incident in which he fired a handgun from his moving vehicle at another car on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia.

I guess if you’re the president of the NRA, having your son go to prison for using a handgun in a road rage incident is considered a positive. Yeah, keep reminding everyone about all of the gun safety seminars you guys hold. Riiiight.

There are no words.

[UPDATE]:

• NRA board member Robert K. Brown, founder and publisher of Soldier Of Fortune, was shot in the leg in an accidental gun discharge incident.

• NRA board member Bob Barr was also involved in an accidental gun discharge:

A few weeks before the election, he was at a fund-raiser in a supporter’s home and someone handed him an antique .38-calibre pistol, which went off in his hands. No one was injured, but afterward Barr was ridiculed. His opponent called him a “loose cannon” and promised to “wear a bulletproof vest” at their next joint appearance. At a campaign event, one of Barr’s two sons attacked a man who had come dressed as Yosemite Sam, claiming to be “Bob Barr’s Official Gun Safety Trainer.” The scuffle was filmed by a news crew. “Everybody was trying to say, ‘Oh, no, we don’t know who did that,’ and then we look at the footage and it is Bob’s own son,” one of Barr’s former advisers told me.

Amazing.

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9 responses to “Memory Hole: NRA Edition

  1. democommie

    I was at a party this afternoon (it happens, get over it!) sitting at a table with 4 teachers. One of them is a lifelong hunter. He was the only one who thought that LaWeenie’s idea had any merit. He said that there were plenty of retired cops who would be happy to work for $25 K a year to do the job. I gave him the thumbnail math for that “solution” and then reminded him that we’re talking about roughly 40 hours a week–FOREVER–for the secuity detail and that the money will still have to be raised. I could see him trying to think of a rebuttal but there was none.

    I will not say what I think of LaPierre, that lying piece of shit–here. I saved that for my place.

  2. Mary L. Wilson

    MY solution to protecting our school children AND the teachers and staff at each public school is one that has worked here, because of a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Little League game: Place security locks on all doors, and set up a speaker system that any one who wants entrance MUST tell why they are there, who they are visiting BEFORE they can have access.
    Also, put a Sheriff’s deputy car in the parking lot, and a ‘security officer’ inside each building for most of the day. Teachers love their students and it is ludicrous to think they want to be ARMED against little ones they want to teach. I saw part of the interview, and this dolt blamed everyone and everything except the lax laws and loophiles that allow the ‘mentally ill’ easy access to killing machines. NO ONE in America NEEDS or should possess assault weapons and stacks of ammo. Background checks, wait periods, gun sales regulated, keeping a national data base of WHO has what weapons so that law enforcement can keep track of the crazies are musts if we really intend to get a grip on this national tragedy.

    • Jim from Memphis

      Mary – the school in CT did have security locks on all of the doors. My understanding is the guy broke a window to get into the school. I don’t think they had any armed security or police officers present.

      • I think she meant interior classroom doors? That’s what I’ve heard people say. I think every school has security doors to enter the main building but interior doors are the issue.

  3. democommie

    Southern Beale:

    Have you seen this?:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/newspaper-publishes-gun-owners-names-addresses-215214269–abc-news-topstories.html

    Those people who like the 2nd Amendment so much would like to put a muzzle on the press; hmmmmm, that pesky 1st Amendment.

    • Yeah that’s a familiar campaign. A few years back we had that issue here in Tennessee, the Memphis paper published the names of concealed carry permit holders and the gun loons went apeshit. Said NOW they were targets! Imagine the leap of logic that takes — I thought you had the gun because you already thought you were targets and needed it for protection? — but anyway, some of the Republicans tried to pass a law making it illegal to publish the names of permit holders. I can’t remember if it passed or not, I think it may have, Tennessee is so in the tank for the gun lobby.

  4. democommie

    I’m pretty sure that the initiative did pass in TN. I think it might be a little less lopsided to the pro-gun ranks up here. Upstate NY is definitely not the cabertnet/brie crowd.

  5. Ken

    Sounds like the NA needs to upgrade it’s firearm safety program.