WAYNE LAPIERRE / N.R.A. in San Francisco,CA !!


March 10, 2004, 08:30 PM
Wayne, is supposed to be talking in San Francisco, Ca tomorrow.

This is where one can buy tickets..

I cannot help but wonder how it will go. I fear this guy might catch a few eggs and he will not have enough audiance. I am also certain that a there will be a gathering of protesters outside.

Why would he put himself in the midst of the liberal strong hold?? The media is going to report this with a negative spin anyway:(

Is anyone here going to make it there? I know we have THR members from that area.

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4v50 Gary
March 10, 2004, 09:43 PM
Wayne is overshadowed by the Gay Marriage and the latest SFPD scandal where some veteran cop helped his girl friend shoplift in Sacramento. Sacramento PD caught him and instead of arresting him, filed a report w/SF for an internal affairs investigation. He's toast.

March 10, 2004, 09:52 PM
Wayne is a good man who strongly believes in our cause. He will put himself into the strongest of all liberal bastions at great risk to his political welfare no matter what happens and continue to do so as long as there are threats to the rkba. I don't think he'll have a hard time drawing a crowd ;) You'll find more supporters out there than you really expected :)

March 10, 2004, 11:54 PM
I can't go :( But I hope all High Roaders in the Bay Area will show up.

It would be great to have this taped for audio upload to THR.

March 11, 2004, 12:20 AM
I live in the SF Bay Area, but a trip to san Francisco on a work night is really a bit much for me. I'd love to go, because I think Wayne will need some friendly faces in the audience. I hope someone from here makes it and reports back.

March 11, 2004, 02:24 PM
It would be great to have this taped for audio upload to THR.I think that KQED radio (NPR) broadcasts most or all of the Commonwealth Club's speakers. Some enterprising person might want to find out when he's on and tape him...

March 11, 2004, 02:59 PM
looks like they may have just skipped right over him, unless it just doesn't say he's on today

Common wealth club programing (http://www.kqed.org/programs/program-landing.jsp?progID=RD16)

March 11, 2004, 03:06 PM
Nevermind I found it, it's being broadcasted Fri march 19 no other information besides that but here is there upcoming event website


Andrew Rothman
March 11, 2004, 03:07 PM
According to the Commonwealth Club web site, the speech will be broadcast on Friday, March 19th.

We'll see if the local NPR affiliates choose to carry it.

Airing Nationally Friday, Mar 19, 2004
Originally Recorded Mar 11, 2004
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/images/04-03small-lapierre.jpg Wayne LaPierre
The Second Amendment as a Freedom Issue

Andrew Rothman
March 26, 2004, 11:24 PM
You can listen to his speech here:


My local NPR station decided not to run it. In all fairness, they didn't run the Commonwealth Club speech of George Soros, either. In fact, I can't find the last time they DID run a speech from the Commonwealth Club, although I'm sure I remember hearing them.

Andrew Rothman
March 27, 2004, 01:43 AM
Okay, as a public service (:)) I have downloaded and converted LaPierre's speech to MP3s.

The speech is brilliant. I am most impressed with this guy.

There are two files -- the speech (1.5MB) and the Q&A (2MB), and that's at a pretty low quality.

They're too big to upload here, but if an admin would care to make an exception or add it to the library, just let me know.

Alternately, if RealMedia frustrates you, PM me to get a copy -- we'll work something out.

Andrew Rothman
March 28, 2004, 12:13 PM
Bump. Am I really the only one who cares about this?

March 28, 2004, 12:27 PM
No, not the only one. I'm going to listen later when I have the time. Thanks for doing this. However, being somewhat computer illiterate, I'm pretty sure I don't have the proper software on my computer - MP3. I've never bothered with it.

4v50 Gary
March 28, 2004, 12:36 PM
Thanks for posting the link. I'm listening to it right now.

Don't forget to listen to the Question & Answer session. He addresses LE and guns and mentions that the line officers support the 2nd Amendment and it's the political motivated police executives who are anti-2nd Amendment.

March 28, 2004, 02:16 PM
Matt - if you email the files to me, I can host them. I'm glad you found the audio as I wasn't able to make it that day :(

The email addy in my profile should work, otherwise let me know via PM.

Guy B. Meredith
March 28, 2004, 02:48 PM
Okay, I've been with computers a LONG time, but am not into the sparkly trinkets like audio, etc. I am also on a 50K line. What plays the MP3 and where can they be downloaded?

March 28, 2004, 03:08 PM
I bought a ticket but couldn't make it - will listen soon. The local Bay Area NPR did broadcast the speech twice.

Kodiak AK
March 28, 2004, 03:13 PM
Windows Media Player will do it Guy.

If these are not in RPA format I wouldn't mind haveing them .But if they arein Real Player never mind . That piece of software will never touch my PC.

Gary H
March 28, 2004, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the post. A good listen.

Take the time to listen to Q & A..

March 28, 2004, 05:44 PM
Boy, I forgot what an articulated spokesman Wayne is.
I got to see him here in Knoxville during the last Presidential campaign.

As a result of hearing these speeches, I am re-signing with the NRA.
Heck, my membership is only a few weeks lapsed!

March 28, 2004, 08:53 PM
Alright, mp3s are now up on my webspace. Right click, save as.

part 1 (speech) (http://s87360935.onlinehome.us/lap1.mp3)
part 2 (Q&A) (http://s87360935.onlinehome.us/lap2.mp3)

If you don't have an mp3 player, winamp (http://www.winamp.com) makes a good, free one.

Andrew Rothman
April 14, 2004, 06:44 PM
Whoops. Turns out that Minnesota Public Radio did run the LaPierre speech. I was looking in the wrong place.

Anyway, good for them.

Here's another place to listen, in RealAudio format: http://server-us.imrworldwide.com/cgi-bin/b?cg=news-clickthru&ci=us-mpr&tu=http://news.mpr.org/play/audio.php?media=/midday/2004/04/01_midday2

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