A video from the NRA’s annual conference in Houston went viral over the weekend, showing a prankster addressing the gun lobbying group’s CEO Wayne LaPierre in a satirical speech.
Jason Selvig, of the comedy duo The Good Liars, took the mic and sarcastically praised LaPierre for his “thoughts and prayers” following the mass shooting at at Robb Elementary school last week in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 students and two teachers.
“My name is Jason Selvig and I’m from West Palm Beach, Florida and I would like to say that I am sick and tired of the leftwing media and frankly, people in this room today, spreading misinformation about Wayne LaPierre whenever there is a mass shooting,” Selvig said.
“They all say that Wayne LaPierre isn’t doing enough to stop these mass shootings and even implying that Wayne LaPierre has played a part in making it easier for these shooters to get guns, to get weapons,” Selvig continued.
“You heard it after Las Vegas, you heard it after Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, you heard it after Columbine, you heard it after Parkland, you heard it after Virginia Tech, you heard it after El Paso, you heard it after Buffalo, you kept hearing that Wayne LaPierre isn’t doing enough and frankly, that’s not true,” he said. “The NRA, under Wayne LaPierre’s leadership has provided thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families and maybe these mass shootings would stop happening if we all thought a little bit more and prayed a little bit more.”
“I’m asking everyone in this room to think, to pray, give your thoughts and your prayers and your prayers and your thoughts,” he said in closing. “And if we give enough of these thoughts and these prayers these mass shootings will stop. So I want to thank you Wayne LaPierre for all your thoughts and all your prayers.”
Since this weekend, the video of Selvig’s prank has been viewed more than 2 million times.
Watch the video below:
We spoke directly to Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention and thanked him for all his thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/EfdDrgD4Af
— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) May 29, 2022