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Recent Speech by NRA Pres Shows How Far Paranoid Gun Rhetoric Termites Have Spread (Video)

By AATTP contributing author, Sky Palma

NRA President David Keene promised on Thursday that American gun owners would do “whatever is necessary” to “get rid of those in public office” that they perceive as attacking their Second Amendment rights.

At a protest rally of about 7,000 people in New York, Keene predicted that the NRA would “soon have five million members” as a result of outrage from gun legislation passed in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

“Because of the fact that we, as believers in the Second Amendment, are willing to do something that most people in this country are not willing to do, which is not just to stand up for our rights, but to support those people who stand with us and work to get rid of those in public office who do not,” the NRA president told the crowd.

“So we’re with you,” Keene said.  He continued,

We’ll help you defeat the politicians that would deprive you of your rights.  We’ll help you overcome these statutes in court.  We’ll do whatever’s necessary to make certain the Second Amendment rights that we have had passed down to us are going to be passed down to future generations.

Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented a law that would expand the state’s assault weapons ban, ban high-capacity magazines and address gun ownership by those who have mental illnesses.

Thursday’s demonstration shows how deeply the NRA’s paranoid rhetoric is resonating with the pro-gun public. Although there’s no evidence that new gun laws would do anything more than ban high-powered weaponry along with implementing stricter background checks, the false narrative that there is an impending universal gun-grab orchestrated by the government, is completely dominating the pro-gun lobby’s talking points and ad campaigns.

Watch a portion of Keen’s speech in the video below.

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About Sky Palma

Sky Palma
Sky Palma lives in Los Angeles and has been writing about politics, current events and religion for over a decade. He's also the head editor and founder of deadstate.org.
  • Kraig

    This is a lie. If you watch the video he does not say that gun owners will do whatever is necessary. He says that the NRA will do whatever is necessary to help protect 2nd amendment rights. There isn’t anything sensational about this video if you actually watch it and pay attention. I’m very liberal and I hate the NRA but it seems that the left media sources are starting to use the rights shady tactics. The NRA actually says a lot of stupid things so I don’t know why we have to be so misleading.

    • gary Lafferty

      No Democrat should be a member of NRA .They don’t rep gun owners or Democrat values.. They are a political hack group for Republicans and know the Teaparty movement. Nra DONT work for Democrat party intrest in any way. They want division between to partys. They are not honest expecially about what Democrat gun owners beleve. We favor reasonable gun laws. No true Democrat should beleave NRA lies expecialey after Sandy Hook.

  • Kim

    Did I hear him say “Union workers”? I thought the Republicans were trying to destroy the Unions that help workers in each state by passing the ‘Right to Work’ bills. These people clearly are thinking with their guns and NOT their heads. So, let’s get rid of those who are against the Second Amendment. Who are they exactly? And let’s keep those in office who are against your right to have a Union in your state to protect your benefits ad wages. Sure makes sense to me. But THEN you will have any kind of weapon, any kind of ammunition or anything you like. You just will not have the money to buy any of that any longer.

  • freeballer

    no other way to say it, 4 million + morons!

  • http://facebook James Wilson

    The meaning of stupid is uneducated , so I would not hesitate in calling this insecure person Stupid . Doesn’t he understand the concept of responsibility and accountability ?

  • Perry

    The only good thing about this psychotic rhetoric is it makes it easy to see who specifically should not be allowed to have guns.

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