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“My problem with background checks is you’re never gonna get criminals to go through universal background checks.”

–Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Smoking Gun of Stupidity for the NRA

Listen closely and you will hear the audible outbursts of laughter when Senator Durbin calls out LaPierre on his failed attempt at using logic.

There are two basic ways to get people to agree with you: force and persuasion. I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised when folks who love guns are not so skilled in the art of persuasion.

P.S. LaPierre also says instituting background checks would create “unfunded bureaucracy” where people who want guns will have to “pay the fees.” I might like that nugget even more.