Mr. LaPierre is a strong defender of our natural rights, and of the U.S. Constitution; however, we now live in a society that is totally ignorant, and uses their emotions far more often than their brains. Many Americans have a "Lynch Mob" mentality. That is, kill them first first, then find out if they were innocent or guilty! Obviously, extremely violent movies, video games, and the lack of education has contributed to the coarsening of our society. Rap music with its violent lyrics, and demeaning imagery of woman to be used and abused has made our culture more violent. Mr. LaPierre could have made many suggestions. He could have even asked to speak with the President himself, at least it would have seemed to be diplomatic.