We are used to seeing NRA President Wayne LaPierre say things that polish his bona fides as a paranoid ammosexual. After every mass shooting he comes out with some crazed invective about Obama coming after your guns so go buy more! And the ammosexuals do just that. Election years give us even nuttier speech from LaPierre. This year, he’s pulled out all the stops.
In a new “Get Out The Vote” video intended to get those ammosexuals out of their recliners long enough to vote for Donald Trump, LaPierre paints a picture of an America that comes straight from a post-apocalyptic nightmare. Obama is responsible for this, LaPierre assures us in the video, by hitting “us” harder than he hit ISIS. Really? Because I don’t recall seeing any drones smacking into the homes, businesses or meeting places of NRA members over 9,000 times. If Obama really had hit the NRA as hard as he has ISIS, LaPierre would be a greasy smear. Just saying.
LaPierre says that President Obama exploited the Sandy Hook tragedy to “sabotage the Second Amendment.” Obama’s 23 Executive Orders were supposedly only “schemes” to grab the guns. Obama, LaPierre asserts, refused to kill terrorists and then tried to “gut your right to shoot back at the terrorists.” Of course, that’s patently false. None of those 23 EOs violated the Second Amendment.
But the description of America as LaPierre is trying to paint is just… well, it would be funny if it weren’t so out of touch with reality:
“… he has transformed America into a sanctuary nation for felons, criminal gangbangers, drug dealers, repeat offenders, and illegal aliens. Our inner cities now rank among the most dangerous places in the world. Teenage girls are trafficked in sex trade that begins south of our porous border and ends up right under the noses of the elites in cities like Washington, D.C.”
I wonder if he’s asked Trump about sex and teenage girls? And if any of the Congress Critters in the NRA’s pocket are at the end of those noses?
The crime rate has been falling for decades and continued this trend under President Obama. Not for LaPierre, though. No, in eight years, he says America “completely unraveled” and he predicted it all! Nice job, Criswell. Only those predictions did not come true anywhere but in LaPierre’s fantasy world.
Oh, but it’s going to get worse, he warns. Far worse:
“If, God forbid, Hillary Clinton is elected, she will launch an all-out war on the Second Amendment. She will come for your guns, she will attack your right to carry, she will attack your most basic right to defend your family with a firearm in your home. And she will continue the disastrous policies of this administration to their inevitable conclusion: the creation of a new, post-freedom America that you won’t even recognize.”
Dogs and cats living together… total anarchy! Except that there is nothing to indicate that Hillary would even take on gun rights, much less “come for your guns.” You know, that sounds awfully familiar. Where have I heard that before? Oh, that’s right. LaPierre has been beating this drum for eight years.
The video goes on in this vein for over 6 minutes, with LaPierre lying about President Obama, Hillary Clinton and America. It is, of course, aimed at the ammosexual crowd – LaPierre calls them “the most elite defenders of freedom” – who, he asserts, swing elections. Yeah, not so much. But if that makes them feel better, sure.
You can read the entire rant here. Be warned, it is full of self-congratulatory nonsense and paranoid ravings. Exactly the sort of things we’ve come to expect from the gun and ammunition manufacturer’s best buddy.
Here’s the video. Enjoy.
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