Scarborough: Wayne LaPierre Op-Ed "Laced With Racial Overtones"
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre is causing some controversy with a recent opinion column on the conservative Web site The Daily Caller. Joe Scarborough responds.
SCARBOROUGH: I donâ€™t know where to startâ€¦yeah, itâ€™s responsible to own a gun; itâ€™s responsible to protect your family; itâ€™s responsible to have a handgun in your house; itâ€™s responsible to have a shotgun; itâ€™s responsible to have a hunting rifle, but Wayne LaPierre is suggesting if you are against Americans being able to own assault weapons with 30-round, high-capacity magazinesâ€¦and he said, Hispanic drug gangs are coming to America. And those terrible people in Brooklyn. Donâ€™t go out after dark. I mean, this is so laced with racial overtonesâ€¦the Republican Party, if they were smart, their leaders today would condemn it, but theyâ€™re not smart; theyâ€™re scared, and if they keep running scared theyâ€™re going to lose more votes, theyâ€™re going to get hammered in future elections if they allow this clown to continue to lead them around by their nose. Theyâ€™re shameful; they need to be leaders.