You're reasoning about something that has nothing to do with reasons. 2nd amendment - has nothing to do with it. Sane laws - nothing to do with it. It's just another in a long list of symptoms of the disease of modern capitalism.
To a degree, but it is tied in with the national identity of America.
Which makes it so easy for a huckster like Lapierre to sell to millions of Americans.
He clearly doesn't give a crap about human life and will sell almost anything if it will make him rich.
You're right, he's not really a 2nd. Amendment patriot, he's a capitalist extremist.And the national identity, by design of the modern capitalists, has been molded into extreme consumerism. Don't save (cause savings rates are close to zero) just invest or spend spend spend. Look at how every one has been trained to buy the next hot thing...like the Apple iPhone X+1. Apple Watch, Apple this, that, etc. Latest car, latest gadget, just shut up and buy buy buy.
It is mindless and it uses slavery to create slavery.
Apple is a good example of this.
They pay slave wages to those mining the materials that go into their products, some of them young children.
Children as young as seven are working in perilous conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mine cobalt that ends up in smartphones, cars and computers sold to millions across the world, by household brands including Apple, Microsoft and Vodafone, according to a new investigation by Amnesty International.
They still use slaves in China to put their crap products together.
The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconn’s enormous Longhua plant is a major manufacturer of Apple products. It might be the best-known factory in the world; it might also might be among the most secretive and sealed-off. Security guards man each of the entry points. Employees can’t get in without swiping an ID card; drivers entering with delivery trucks are subject to fingerprint scans. A Reuters journalist was once dragged out of a car and beaten for taking photos from outside the factory walls. The warning signs outside – “This factory area is legally established with state approval. Unauthorised trespassing is prohibited. Offenders will be sent to police for prosecution!" – are more aggressive than those outside many Chinese military compounds.
Today, the iPhone is made at a number of different factories around China, but for years, as it became the bestselling product in the world, it was largely assembled at Foxconn’s 1.4 square-mile flagship plant, just outside Shenzhen. The sprawling factory was once home to an estimated 450,000 workers. Today, that number is believed to be smaller, but it remains one of the biggest such operations in the world. If you know of Foxconn, there’s a good chance it’s because you’ve heard of the suicides. In 2010, Longhua assembly-line workers began killing themselves. Worker after worker threw themselves off the towering dorm buildings, sometimes in broad daylight, in tragic displays of desperation – and in protest at the work conditions inside. There were 18 reported suicide attempts that year alone and 14 confirmed deaths. Twenty more workers were talked down by Foxconn officials.
And although Apple is hugely profitable, closing in on $1 trillion in value it pays its own retail employees slave wages.
Last year, during his best three-month stretch, Jordan Golson sold about $750,000 worth of computers and gadgets at the Apple Store in Salem, N.H. It was a performance that might have called for a bottle of Champagne — if that were a luxury Mr. Golson could have afforded.
“I was earning $11.25 an hour," he said. “Part of me was thinking, ‘This is great. I’m an Apple fan, the store is doing really well.’ But when you look at the amount of money the company is making and then you look at your paycheck, it’s kind of tough."
America’s love affair with the smartphone has helped create tens of thousands of jobs at places like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless and will this year pump billions into the economy.
The gun industry in America is no different, it doesn't care about human life in the slightest. The only thing the people running these corporations care about is their profit, and that includes the frauds who shill for them like Lapierre.
He wraps the US flag around himself and plays the brave patriot defending Americas from their evil government who wants to steal their guns, but all he really looks at is how many gun sales there are each year and if he helps keep that in the millions of new guns on the streets of America every year then the gun industry keeps sending him huge checks.
Profit for murder...