To every dishonest member of the failing American news media, let me explain why you’ve never been less trusted, less credible, or less respected. For decades you ignored calls from millions of gun owners to just tell the truth. All you had to do was just get the facts right about our guns, and our freedom. But you never even pretended to listen. Instead, you weaponized the First Amendment against the Second. And now the whole country sees you for the mockery we’ve always known. Your claim to the truth is as legitimate as a thief’s. If the fate of individual freedom had rested in your hands, America would have fallen long ago. But Americans put their trust somewhere else, and now in that place stands the most trusted defender of individual freedom in American history. We’re the National Rifle Association of America, and we’re freedom’s safest place.
NRA Executive Vice President and CEO
April 7, 2017
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[I have nothing to add to LaPierre’s message.
But I do have something to say about what the political left says about LaPierre’s video.
As is typical, the political left lies about us. The headline is NRA Readies Next Attack Against The First Amendment.
It’s not an attack on the First Amendment. No one is advocating for the licensing or “universal background checks” of people who exercise their First Amendment rights. No one is advocating “Common sense speech laws” which discourage the exercising of First Amendment rights. The NRA is not advocating the banning of speech that doesn’t cause the immediate threat of grave injury or death of innocent people. The NRA is not advocating for government restrictions of any type on free speech. The political left is far more likely to advocate for restrictions on speech. The campus speech codes are just one such example. Wearing a NRA t-shirt to school has resulted in the arrest of a 14 year old kid. That is an attack on the First Amendment.
The political left is lying. Again. Still. As always.
Lies and deception. It’s the best they can come up with.—Joe]