N.R.A. DEFENDS RIGHT TO OWN POLITICIANS (Andy Borowitz)

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The New Yorker

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre warned that the N.R.A. would vigorously oppose any legislation that “limits the sale, purchase, or ownership of politicians.”

“Politicians pose no danger to the public if used correctly,” said Mr. LaPierre, who claims to have over two hundred politicians in his personal collection. “Everyone hears about the bad guys in Congress. Well, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a vote is a good guy with a vote. I’m proud to be the owner of many of those guys.”

Mr. LaPierre’s comments drew a sharp rebuke from Carol Foyler, a politician-control advocate who has spent the past twelve years lobbying for stricter limits on the sale of politicians.

“Right now, a man like Wayne LaPierre can walk right into Congress and buy any politician he wants,” she said. “There’s no background check, no waiting period. And so hundreds of politicians are falling into the hands of people who are unstable and, quite frankly, dangerous.”

In addition to limiting the sale of politicians, Ms. Foyler said, it is time for society to take a look at the “sheer number” of politicians in the U.S.: “There’s no doubt that we would be safer if there were fewer of them.”

For his part, the N.R.A. leader ended his testimony by serving notice that he would “resist any attempt” to take away the hundreds of elected officials he says are legally his.

As if to illustrate that point, he clutched Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) close to his chest and bellowed, “From my cold, dead hands.”

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4 responses to “N.R.A. DEFENDS RIGHT TO OWN POLITICIANS (Andy Borowitz)

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    I LOVE this….satire/comedy is sometimes more real than funny. Thank you The Fifth Column.

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  2. Reblogged this on A View From The Middle (Class) and commented:
    We can’t take an honest look at how “messed up” we are if we don’t take a humorous look along the way, can we?

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  3. It’s so true. The spoonful of sugar …

    Great post, The Fifth Column. I love Andy :)

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  4. You really can buy anything.

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