LaPierre: Violent Rapists Need to Be Shot

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The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington.

Another day, another incendiary Wayne LaPierre speech. The National Rifle Association head offended Congress once again Friday with a speech at CPAC implying that universal background checks and gun registries are simply vehicles to confiscate guns. LaPierre’s speech took an inflammatory turn when he claimed guns are vital in protecting women against rapists. “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun,” he said. Adding a bit of irony to his words, the speech followed a panel discussing the need for Republicans to change their tone.