Wayne LaPierre misses the point.

The NRA’s executive VP has been trotting out this argument that we don’t need background checks for firearms purchases because criminals will just get guns anyway – as if that’s a good reason to make it easier on them.

He tried it while testifying to congress yesterday, saying you’ll never get criminals to go through background checks.  This prompted Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to say, “That’s the point.”

Note the applause when Leahy points out the obvious.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.