Seriously. I think that Wayne LaPierre made a very imprecise statement, specifically in saying that (hear on NPR):
Absolutes do exist, words do have specific meaning, in language and in law. It's the basis of all civilization.I won't contest the existence of absolutes, and depending on what 'specific meaning' means you could start a big bar fight with either linguists or law profs. But the basis of all civilization? Really?
Somebody who says that might not be a totally credible voice.