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NRA: Despite Living In House Full Of Guns, More Guns Could Have Saved Kasandra Perkins

In the ritualized aftermath of a high-profile shooting, there are certain things that absolutely must happen. Obviously, it is very important to explain how the victim’s poor choices led to the tragedy, so that We At Home can feel marginally safer and reassured, because we would never make those bad choices. And, of course, there’s the inevitable fairy tale spun by the National Rifle Association: If only the victim had been armed, she wouldn’t have been a victim. So when NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, last week, the only surprise was that it actually took NRA president Wayne LaPierre several days to come out with his carefully thought-out analysis: “The one thing missing in that equation is that woman owning a gun so she could have saved her life from that murderer,” LaPierre told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday […] “Owning guns is a mainstream part of American culture and it’s growing every day. My God, there’s nothing more mainstream in this country than 100 million Americans who own firearms.” Golly, if only Kassandra Perkins had known the security of firearms ownership! She might still be alive! There’s only one small problem with that notion. Perkins and Belcher were both avid shooters, and the couple owned as many as eight guns. Read more on NRA: Despite Living In House Full Of Guns, More Guns Could Have Saved Kasandra Perkins…