CBS’ Sunday Morning wanted Wayne LaPierre’s
scalp interview for their program dedicated to “America and guns.” Instead, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization sent in Sandy Froman.
The NRA board member and past president did a reasonable job defending Americans’ gun rights, but it was an uphill battle. Clearly, CBS sees the NRA as obstructionists. From’s best moment came when she played the Hurricane Katrina card to deflect the interviewer’s suggestion that the NRA draws its power from its members’ paranoia.
“You’re asking me to predict the future,” Froman parried. “All I can tell you is about the past.” That said — and edited — I wish the NRA would point out that gun control laws are a form of confiscation (e.g. New York and California’s assault weapons bans). It’s not all about jack-booted door breakers. Yet.