The Word - N.R.A.-vana

  • Aired:  05/01/13
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As grieving families start to win the emotional argument on gun control, Senator Rand Paul reminds America that gun owners have been the real victims. (5:17)

DORITOS FLAVOR EVER.

OBVIOUSLY, THOSE OF US WHO

OPPOSE BACKGROUND CHECKS COULD

ARGUE OUR CASE AGAIN.

BUT OUR CASE HAS ONE WEAKNESS.

>> THERE WERE NO COHERENT

ARGUMENTS AS TO WHY WE WOULDN'T

DO THIS.

>> Stephen: FINE.

THEN WHAT ABOUT INCOHERENT

ARGUMENTS LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS

WILL LEAD TO A GUN REGISTRY AS

OF A LOT BY BIG FOOT AND THE

ILLUMINATE TO REPLACE THE POPE

WITH THAT DOG FROM THE BUSH'S

BAKED BEANS COMMERCIAL.

BUT LUCKILY THERE'S A WAY WE CAN

DEFEAT THE FORCES OF "DOING

SOMETHING."

AND IT BRINGS US TO TONIGHT'S

WORD.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

N.R.A.-VANA.

NATION, ON MY VERY FIRST

BROADCAST OF THIS SHOW I COINED

THE WORD TRUTHINESS TO DESCRIBE

THE NATURAL HUMAN DESIRE TO

IGNORE FACTS AND TO GO WITH WHAT

YOU FEEL IN YOUR GUT.

AND TRUTHINESS WORKS.

AFTER ALL, I WON A PULITZER FOR

IT.

NO, BUT IT FEELS LIKE I DID.

SADLY, WITH THE INCREASING

FREQUENCY AND MAGNITUDE OF MASS

SHOOTINGS, THE VICTIMS AND THEIR

FAMILIES ARE WINNING THE

EMOTIONAL ARGUMENT.

BUT SOME BRAVE AND HEARTLESS

INDIVIDUALS ARE WILLING TO FIGHT

BACK AGAINST THE TYRANNY OF

EMPATHY.

LIKE NATIONAL REVIEW COLUMNIST

KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON WHO SAID OF

GABBY GIFFORDS, QUOTE, IT SHOULD

BE NOTED THAT BEING SHOT IN THE

HEAD BY A LUNATIC DOES NOT GIVE

ONE ANY SPECIAL GRACE TO

PRONOUNCE UPON PUBLIC POLICY

QUESTIONS.

OH, IT IS NOTED.

EXPERIENCING MASSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

DOES NOT GIVE YOU SPECIAL

INSIGHT.

FOR INSTANCE, JUDGING BY HIS

COLUMN, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG

WITH KEVIN WILLIAMSON'S HEAD.

NOW, ANOTHER HERO IN THIS FIGHT

IS SENATOR RAND PAUL WHO SAID

THIS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND THE

NEWTOWN FAMILIES.

>> I HATE TO SEE HIM USING

PEOPLE.

I THINK AS PROPS AND

POLITICIZING PEOPLE'S TRAGEDY.

I MEAN, WHEN I SEE THE FATHER

AND THE MOTHERS ANTHEM

TESTIFYING, IT STILL SADDENS ME

JUST TO SEE THEM.

>> Stephen: HEY, NEWTOWN

PARENTS, STOP MAKING RAND PAUL

SAD.

HE'S EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO HIS

OWN FEELINGS.

I MEAN, WHAT I THINK RAND PAUL

REMINDS US US HERE IS THAT

GRIEVING FAMILIES AREN'T THE

REAL VICTIMS.

GUN OWNERS ARE.

A POINT DRIVEN HOME BY

CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOST BOB

DAVIS.

>> I'M SORRY THAT YOU SUFFERED A

TRAGEDY.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

DEAL WITH IT AND DON'T FORCE ME

TO LOSE MY LIBERTY WHICH IS A

GREATER TRAGEDY THAN YOUR LOSS.

>> Stephen: YES, THE PARENTS OF

NEWTOWN ONLY LOST THEIR CHILDREN

BUT BOB DAVIS MIGHT HAVE TO FILL

OUT SOME FORMS AT A GUN SHOW.

THAT'S A PRECIOUS WASTE OF

TIME -- TIME THAT COULD BE SPENT

YELLING AT PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST

THEIR CHILDREN.

AND FOLKS, DAVIS, ALREADY KNOWS

WHAT HE'D YELL.

>> I'M SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING

THESE VICTIMS TROTTED OUT, GIVEN

RIDES ON AIR FORCE ONE, HAULED

INTO THE SENATE WELL AND

EVERYONE IS JUST... THEY'RE

TERRIFIED OF THESE VICTIMS.

I WOULD STAND IN FRONT OF THEM

AND TELL THEM GO TO HELL.

>> THEY'RE BEING USED.

Stephen: FINALLY SOMEONE WITH

THE COURAGE TO TELL OFF THESE

NEWTOWN PARENTS TO THEIR FACES.

AND FOLKS HE WOULD DO IT.

IN FACT WHEN ONE SANDY HOOK

RESIDENT OFFERED TO PAY TO FLY

HIM OUT TO CONNECTICUT DAVIS

PROVED HE NOT ONLY TALKS THE

TALK, HE WALKS THE... HASN'T

RESPONDED.

WELL, HE'S PROBABLY BUSY

ANSWERING FAN MAIL.

NOW, I KNOW THAT YOU MIGHT BE

SAYING, STEPHEN, WON'T

DEMONIZING THE VICTIMS OF GUN

VIOLENCE MAKE PEOPLE HATE US?

NO, GREG.

IT WON'T BECAUSE IT ALREADY HAS.

>> SENATOR, YOU VOTED NO ON THAT

BACKGROUND CHECK.

ACCORDING TO A NEW P.P.P. POLL,

NEVADA SENATOR DEAN HELLER LOST

TWO POINTS OVER ALL.

SENATOR MARK BEGICH OF ALASKA

DOWN SIX POINTS.

HIS COLLEAGUE IN ALASKA

MURKOWSKI LOST 16 POINTS.

SENATOR ROB PORTMAN OHIO OF LOST

A NET OF 18 POINTS.

NEW HAMPSHIRE REPUBLICAN KELLY

AYOTTE HAS SLID 15 POINTS.

>> Stephen: POOR KELLY AYOTTE.

APPARENTLY NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS

DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THEIR STATE

MOTTO TO LIVE FREE AND DIE.

BUT, FOLKS, TO WIN THE FIGHT

AGAINST THESE ENORMOUSLY POPULAR

MODEST GUN REGULATIONS, WE CAN'T

CARE ABOUT THE VOTERS.

WE CAN'T CARE ABOUT COHERENT

ARGUMENT.

WE CAN'T EVEN CARE ABOUT WHAT

FEELS RIGHT.

WE HAVE TO GO BEYOND ALL

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF POLITICAL

ENGAGEMENT AND HUMAN INTERACTION

AND ACHIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE THE

ZEN BUDDHISTS CALL SATORI,

WHEREIN WE ARE BUT EMPTY VESSELS

WAITING TO BE FILLED.

THESE SENATORS MUST REACH A

STATE BEYOND TRUTHINESS, A

COMPLETE NONATTACHMENT TO

ANYTHING OTHER THAN KEEPING

THEIR JOBS.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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