Wayne LaPierre

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The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
—Wayne LaPierre, press conference after the Sandy Hook massacre

Wayne LaPierre (November 8, 1949–) is a clothes horse[1] and fop[note 1] who happens to be the chief executive and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, a gun industry lobbying group. He's also a conservative American gun nut and crank (with a French surname which means "the rock", equivalent to "Peter") who indulges in conspiracy theories about the many ways in which socialist liberal Democrats like Barack Obama are trying to institute gun control and TAKE AWAY YER JERBS GUNS and disarm America altogether.

His "theories" about liberals trying to dissolve the Second Amendment are widely spread among libertarian circles but usually center on some government policy that doesn't exist or some possible government plan that hasn't been developed yet.

He is also known for coining the phrase "jackbooted government thugs"[note 2] to describe the FBI agents working at the Oklahoma City bombing site in 1995, a phrase that incited former United States President George H.W. Bush to cancel his lifetime membership in an open letter to the New York Times.[3]

He and his organization are also guilty of breaking federal law (whodathunkit?) by putting together robocalls to Newtown. Their latest trick was to have some gun owning troll make the call, asking "do you want take a poll?" The "poll" is then preceded by a rant by Mr. LaPierre.

His latest gun trick is to get into a circular firing squad with ex-NRA president Oliver North and the longtime NRA advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen while playing the game of who hid the money.[4]

Despite projecting the image of being an uber-macho marksman gun nut, LaPierre had difficulty killing a wounded and downed elephant at close proximity, a failure so great that it violated the NRA's own ethics rules, "I will do my best to acquire those marksmanship and hunting skills, which insure clean, sportsmanlike kills."[5]

LaPierre resigned as head of the NRA in 2023 amidst a New York State fraud lawsuit against the organization; that will not get him out of legal trouble though since it is one of the four named defendants.[6]


  1. Friend of Putin[2]
  2. As it is used among conservative pundits in the United States; use of the word "jackboot" to describe fascism or totalitarianism is actually British in origin.