Wayne LaPierre, NRA front person and general buffoon, went to say some words about guns at Liberty University on Thursday.
He put the words together, but I do not think they mean what he thought they did.
"So many of those elites, they think they're better than us," he stated. "They somehow think they're more sophisticated. They think they're more intellectually evolved somehow than we are. Or they think they're just somehow plain smarter than we are. Well, I've got news for the elites who look down their noses at all of us and our rights: We gun owners are a heck of a lot smarter than you'll ever be. It's true."
"In all of history," he continued, "there's never been a group of citizens so engaged, so determined, so resolute and so unified in defending freedom, so politically savvy and individually prepared and responsible for protecting our families and our communities. Never have there been smarter, freer American citizens than America's one hundred million gun owners."
"Let me say that again," he emphasized, "in all of the world, some of the smartest citizens are American gun owners."
So I decided to take a look at some of our stories about those "smartest citizens."
Smart gun activist Jamie Gilt left her loaded gun in a bag in the back seat, so her toddler could find it and shoot her. Brilliant, that.
This Responsible (and smart!) Gun Owner shot himself in the leg at the movies while playing with his gun. I guess it's smarter than...well, you know.
Another Smartest Person in the World shot himself in the face while taking a selfie with his gun.
And then we have the Doofus Brigade from the Malheur Refuge, who were all so smart they're facing a passel of federal charges for carrying and using weapons on Federal lands.
Oh, and let's not forget the Bunkerville Gang, who also face federal charges for threatening federal officers with their guns. Yes, those guys are the paragon of genius, aren't they?
Just based on that list alone, I'd give Wayne LaPierre the Stupidest Person In The World award.