Even Fox News Thinks NRA Is Being 'Ridiculous'
The National Rifle Association may want to consider adding conservative media outlet Fox News–or at least “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace–to its enemies list after Wallace took on NRA chief Wayne LaPierre during a tense interview Sunday morning.
In the course of the conversation, Wallace challenged LaPierre on a controversial ad the gun lobby recently released that accused President Obama of being an “elitist hypocrite” for wanting armed protection for his daughters, but not supporting the NRA’s proposal to put armed guards in every school.
The president’s children live under a “threat that most children do not face,” Wallace pointed out.
“Tell that to the people at Newtown,” LaPierre replied.
“Do you really think that the president’s children are the same kind of target as every schoolchild in America?” Wallace countered. “It’s ridiculous, and you know it, sir.”
Wallace also took on LaPierre for claiming that a universal gun registry is next, even though Obama hasn’t proposed such a measure.
“Forgive me, sir, but you take something that is here and you say it’s going to go all the way over there,” Wallace said. “There’s nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they’re going to have a universal registry.”
— Posted by Tracy Bloom.