Fox News Host Chris Wallace called out the hypocrisy of NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre on his Sunday morning show.
Where the argument started to get heated was when Wallace asked LaPierre if he regretted airing the ad with President Obama’s daughters showing their need for armed security guards, and then insinuating that the president valued the life of his daughters, but not that of other children and their potential need for armed guards.
The ad specifically stated, “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?”
Wallace asked LaPierre, “Mr. LaPierre, do you regret putting up that ad?” telling him that the presidents daughters face far greater threats than other children.
To which LaPierre responded, “Tell that to the people in Newtown.”
Quick to the draw Wallace responded, ”Do you really think the president’s children are the same kind of target as every school child in America? That’s ridiculous and you know it, sir.”
Wallace continued to call out the hypocrisy when LaPierre insisted that violence stems from gangs, and asked if we should have armed guards everywhere (movie theaters, shopping malls, etc.). Wallace also said, “the gangs don’t commit the mass murders. Adam Lanza wasn’t a member of a gang. James Holmes was not a member of a gang…”
Wallace also pointed out hypocrisy in how LaPierre makes his arguments around “class and the elite,” but that LaPierre himself has security, and does that not also make him part of the elite.
Wallace practically found every hole in LaPierre’s argument and was brilliant in pointing out how out of touch LaPierre truly is.