Wayne LaPierre has a message for America: while addressing a crowd of Second Amendment advocates at the NRA’s 144th annual meeting, the NRA’s CEO and Executive Vice President said, “eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.”
Or, to translate from racist code to English: we’re tired of these uppity minorities; let’s make the White House white (and male) again.
He would go on to reiterate his recent attacks on Obama and Clinton, based on his supposed “analysis” of the Democrats’ respective stances on gun control. He said that Obama’s remaining “650 days are the most dangerous” and there’s “no telling how far President Obama will go to dismantle our freedoms.”
If only he would do something.
LaPierre’s paranoid rhetoric was echoed by another NRA stooge, Chris W. Cox, the executive director for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. Cox said that Clinton would make Obama “look like an amateur” on gun control if she were elected.
Cox said that it Clinton would push for, “more gun bans, more ammo bans, and more anti-gun Supreme Court justices.” He added, “Obama won’t admit that he wants to register guns, but Hillary’s proud to support it.”
Well, if you were leery about voting for Hillary before, there’s a glowing endorsement from the NRA. I really didn’t need any more reason to vote for her, but if even half of that is true (this is the NRA; I’m being remarkably generous), then by all means, yes, let’s put Hillary in office.
The yearly gathering usually brings together dozens of right-wing politicians, like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and Jeb Bush, along with great Republican thinkers, like Ted “Vampire Wolves” Nugent. The Republicans hope to gain support from the roughly 70,000 Confederate revanchists, ammosexuals, and gun-toting thugs who make up the NRA’s roughly 4 million members expected to attend this year.