In a video essay published Friday, broadcaster Bill Moyers took on the power of the firearms lobby and warned that their vision of an America where everybody is armed is both comical and terrifying at the same time.
Comparing the modern day views of the National Rifle Association to television’s Archie Bunker from “All in the Family,” Moyers noted that just before NRA president Wayne LaPierre spoke on December 21, “three people were shot and killed outside Altoona, Pennsylvania.”
Moyers added: “In fact, in just those few weeks since the Newtown slaughter of the innocent, more than 400 people have died from guns in America. That should boost the last quarter profit margins. So not surprising, the merchants of death are experiencing a happy new year.”
“Every American a gun-toter is a frightening vision of our future,” he concluded. “It doesn’t have to be, if only we stop and think about where the Wayne LaPierre’s would take us.”
This video is from “Moyers and Company,” aired Friday, January 4, 2012.
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