Video of Wayne LaPierre Ridiculed at NRA Convention Viewed 2M Times

A video from the National Rifle Association (NRA) event in Houston over the weekend involving the CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has gone viral.

One of the members of the comedy duo The Good Liars, Jason Selvig, spoke to the panel of guests at the event and addressed LaPierre with a satirical speech.

"We spoke directly to Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention and thanked him for all his thoughts and prayers," said a post from Sunday featuring the video on the Good Liars' Twitter page. The video has been viewed over 2.3 million times.

Selvig sarcastically praised LaPierre for his "thoughts and prayers" following the latest mass shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary school last week in Uvalde, Texas.

Selvig also highlighted the many mass shootings that have occurred across the U.S. over the years and mocked the idea that what was needed now was more thoughts and prayers to prevent future incidents.

"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," Selvig said.

"Spreading misinformation about Wayne LaPierre whenever there is a mass shooting.

"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."

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CEO and Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre prepares to speak at the George R. Brown Convention Center during the NRA annual convention on May 27, 2022 in Houston. A video from the NRA event in Houston over the weekend featuring one of the members of the comedy duo The Good Liars, Jason Selvig, addressing LaPierre with a satirical speech has gone viral. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Throughout the video, the clip cuts away from Selvig to LaPierre, who looks confused. Selvig then began to list a number of mass shootings that have occurred in the U.S.

"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.

"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."

Selvig closed by mockingly emphasising the importance of thoughts and prayers and thanked LaPierre for his.

"I'm asking everyone in this room to think, to pray, give your thoughts and your prayers and your prayers and your thoughts.

"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."

Following the shooting last week, President Joe Biden made a speech questioning when it will be time to stand up to the gun lobby and reflected on the frequency of mass and school shootings.

Newsweek has contacted the NRA and the Good Liars for comment.