The NRA shared this video shortly after the terror attacks in Paris. I think it’s pretty clear that the timing wasn’t a coincidence.
On the NRA webpage, the text under the video states:
Politicians and the media are blaming you and your freedom for despicable acts of terror and violence. Now, more than ever, NRA needs your help to fight back.
The video begins with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre saying:
You and I didn’t choose to be targets in the age of terror. But innocents like us will continue to be slaughtered in concert halls, sports stadiums, restaurants and airplanes.
Because this level of fear sells GUNS. If people fear being slaughtered in “concert halls, sports stadiums, restaurants and airplanes” they will rush right out and not only buy that gun – they will also advocate for the right to carry that gun to any of these places, and more. That increases the funds they will pump into the gun lobby.
Certainly a win for the NRA.
He then continues:
No amount of bloodshed will ever satisfy the demons among us.
The “demons” are “among us” – be afraid, very, very afraid.
LaPierre continues,”These cowards dream of inflicting more damage, more suffering, more terror. No target is too intimate or too sacred for these monsters. They will come to where we worship, where we educate and where we live.”
They are coming to get you. They will be in your churches and in your schools. FEAR IT!!
But, wait, the NRA can make you feel safe.
LaPierre then feeds his audience plenty of nationalism and ego stroking:
But when evil knocks on our doors, Americans have a power no other people on the planet share: The full-throated right to defend our families and ourselves with our Second Amendment. Let fate decide if mercy is offered to the demons at our door.
I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m Freedom’s Safest Place.
And, that is where the men pound their chests and the women squeal in delight. All is safe and fine if we have a gun and live in a constant state of paranoia. That’s freedom!
Watch the video. See the disgusting propaganda for yourself. This is the fear machine that drives the right-wing to grab their guns and believe they are only free if they can walk around a Target with a long gun on their back.
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