If you thought that the NRA was going to tone down their anti-government paranoia after they were able to buy a Republican filibuster of universal background checks for gun purchases, think again.
Jim Porter, an attorney from Birmingham, Alabama, the new incoming president of the NRA who will be installed at tomorrow’s NRA convention in Houston, has lamented “the war of Northern Aggression”, called President Obama “this fake president”, and fantasized about “whipping ” the large majority of Americans that support gun-control.
In the speech to gun enthusiasts (excerpted below) in rural Ulster County in upstate New York, he proudly displayed his Confederate stripes:
…was started 1871 right here in New York state. It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my Southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the ‘War of Northern Aggression.’ Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the ‘War of Northern Aggression’ down south.
Adding insult to injury, he continued his delusional rant by stating that the NRA original purpose was to train civilians to use military style weapons so that “when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it.”
Of course, Porter was careful not to specify who “they” are in that particular line, although he made it very clear later in his rant when he claimed that Pres. Obama is “this fake president,” whose “entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” He reserved special ire for Attorney General Eric Holder, whom he called “rabidly anti-gun, rabidly un-American, involved in trying to kill the Second Amendment at the United Nations.”
This mirrored statements that he made at the 2011 conservative political action conference, when he told an NRA interviewer that they needed to rally “warriors for freedom”Against Pres. Obama’s end goal of a “European socialistic bureaucratic type of government”.
Fast forwarding to today, he promised that the NRA is doing everything it can to fight federal tyranny:
“The NRA, I can assure you, is dug in,” he said. “And I can assure you, we’re whipping their ass. Everywhere we can go. Right, left, up and down.”
Clearly, the NRA is doubling-down on their vicious drive for corporate profits at the expense of the safety and welfare of the American people (and the Mexican people as well, lest we forget that the US to Mexico gun trade is quickly militarizing Northern Mexico). They mean business, progressives must back President Obama and the Democratic Party and show that we are ready to continue the fight for sensible gun control.
Watch the video here: