NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Stands Strong for Law-Abiding Citizens
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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Stands Strong for Law-Abiding Citizens

Recently, we watched in horror as two
unspeakable tragedies unfolded in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Like all
Americans we at the NRA extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and
their families, and we salute the courage of our law enforcement officials and
first responders. But there’s nothing about an insane criminal committing a
horrible act that should lead to the government taking guns away from
law-abiding citizens. That will only make us less safe. Yet that’s exactly what
we’re seeing right now–a highly orchestrated effort to disarm American
citizens unlike anything we’ve ever seen in this country. It’s an effort to
destroy the NRA. To defame our millions of members and tens of millions of
supporters. An effort that’s fueled by billionaires and a multi-billion-dollar
media machine that couldn’t care less about fighting crime. Their fight is
against you, your guns, and your freedom. And that’s exactly why the NRA will
always stand and fight, and never give in. Because we can’t make this country
safe–we can’t make our country a better place by slamming the door on the
Constitution and the Second Amendment. The way to make the country safe is to
slam the door on violent criminals like NRA members have been demanding for the past 40 years. And make no mistake, No organization in America has done more to
fight violent crime than the NRA. We’ve demanded hard time for hard crime. We’ve fought for full prosecution of gun criminals. No plea bargaining and no
parole. And we’ve demanded full enforcement of
the federal gun laws already on the books, to take armed drug dealers and
criminal gang members off our city streets. And we’ve repeatedly called for
our background check system to be fixed, to stop criminals and those who’ve been
adjudicated mentally ill from buying guns, but we will not allow anti-gun
politicians and elitist billionaires to jump on the back of a horrible tragedy
and blame good people for an act of pure evil. We will always defend our right to
defend ourselves and no one is going to take that away on my watch. No one is going to take that away as long as the NRA stands and fights for
freedom. Freedom-loving Americans are still the majority in this country and
if we stand up, if we fight, we win. Let’s stand together now. Let’s make this
country a better, safer place. And let’s fight to make sure no madman, or
billionaire, or elitist politician ever takes away our God-given right to
protect our lives, our home, and people we love.

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100 thoughts on “NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Stands Strong for Law-Abiding Citizens

  1. NRA–"We need money. I will now go and spend ridiculous amounts on suits, travel, etc to CEOs, legal teams, and advertising companies. Let's not forget the travel for board members that don't even come to the meetings." Done.

  2. I was magically turned into a Felon by the FBI and thus can no longer buy firearms. What are you doing for me NRA??????????

  3. So many people screaming “shall not be infringed” have failed to get off their asses and vote. So now we don’t have elected officials who support the Second Amendment. We don’t have judges who support the Second Amendment. Then you want to say that NRA compromises your rights. The Democrats who you have let become your senator is your congressman your assemblyman your judges are the ones who are compromising your rights. NRA is fighting red flag cases of abuse throughout the country. They have brought a case to the United States Supreme Court that could change the standard of review and affect on rides throughout the country. It has Ben 10 years plus in the making. They continue to lobby. Without their efforts Trump would not have been elected and you would have no rights that were recognized by the federal government. GOA has no litigation presence and no lobbying influence. They talk a game of no compromise but they are talking to Democrats as well who won’t listen to them because they don’t have the membership numbers or Cash to fund elections. Don’t blame the NRA as an organization of compromise when they are simply trying to make the most of a very bad judicial and political Landscape.

  4. I don't agree with much of this presentation. The current leadership team, with it's myopic focus on gun rights, is misguided. I don't see proposals to take away our guns despite repeated assertions to the contrary. I'm sorry, but an 18 year old with absolutely no training or demonstration of responsibility should not be able to walk into Gander mountain and buy an AR, period. I think before you purchase a gun you demonstrate that you have been trained and that you are responsible. There are a lot of smart people in this country who if given the chance could fashion a system that will address the concerns of all sides….but not as long as the NRA cries "they are trying to take away our guns". So many die every year in the name of an unfettered right to buy a firearm. It's not worth it…..the NRA should be part of a solution to help – and until it offers something other than thoughts and prayers, it will continue to lose support… two cents.

  5. Standing Strong for law abiding citizens DOES NOTHING to protect their firearm privileges people. STOP SUPPORTING AN ORGANIZATION THAT CAN DO NOTHING TO PROTECT YOUR FIREARM PRIVILEGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. In 1938 Hitler made a speech stating everyone, including children, would be safe if citizens would give up their personal weapons of protection. How did that work for the citizens? Now, politicians, state governors and city mayors are stating the same for the Red Flag Laws. How would WE be safe if we gave the government our weapons when the criminals and anti-American organizations kept theirs which are NOT registered and usually are illegal (stolen)?

  7. Lost in this NRA and Republicans propaganda is the fact that not a single politician on the Democratic side wants to have our guns and our Constitutional rights to be taken away. Not one, period. What everyone wants is a sensible gun regulation to prevent the insane from getting a hold of a gun capable to cause mass casualty. That is it. This fear mongering propaganda is terrible and insults the public by lumping political agenda to defeat the Democrats in the the upcoming election. In the meantime, the NRA has been and will continue to work with the Russians and other foreign enemies to undermine our election process and democracy. That' is what the American public needs to know and be concerned about. Remember that not a single Democratic person shown in this politically motivated video wants our rights with guns taken away but wants a sensible legislation to keep away the guns capable of causing mass casualty in the hands of mad men. We all should want that no matter what side of politics one is on. I want to be able to enjoy my guns for recreation and have the capability to protect myself. Not a single politician wants that taken away. Stay focus and lets protect our freedom and democracy and lets do it by being open minded instead of being ignorant and easily swayed by fear tactics as laced out throughout this video.

  8. This video is disingenuous for showing images of Democrats calling for gun control but leaving out any images of Republicans who've done the same. This video looks more like a campaign ad than an actual call to citizens. I oppose gun-control AND any Democrat OR Republican who tries to take away our self-defense right. Shame on the NRA for its partisanship.

  9. Unfortunately it not just the liberal leftists that are at the helm of this nightmare but also the United Nations. The U.N. Has gotten the participating nations to sign a treaty as the 2030 agenda. Read it, learn it, resist it. It takes everything away from all of us except the elite who would run everything. Our lawmakers under Obozocare signed this agreement behind our backs with little or no public knowledge.
    Thanks for nothing lawmakers

  10. Notice how he neglected to state what the NRA will/is/has done to block all of those crazy anti gun politicians….NOT A DANG THING!!!!!!!! Except asking US to do the work we entrusted them to do…..

  11. HeyWayne! Why dont you help the NRA and all the rest of us and step down from the NRA? I wont give and more extra until you are no longer a part.

  12. I heard a statement made to a city council meeting that a law abiding citizen stated they said a armed society is a p

  13. they say there are over 75 mil gun owners in the USA Law abiding gun owners. well this Nov 2020 if you want to keep the 2nd safe and keep these socialist Lib's from taking it away you better join at least for the 2 yrs for the 35.00 or at least donate 5,10 20 bucks to help them fight for your rights. They are very close to being lost, I am not even sure how much damage Trump may do. He already banded the bump stock for the action of 1 man. And he was the one that brought up the red flag law, that law might help if it is not abused. Think if ever gun owner got out and voted, the left can't win. So you better think very hard this time around. the left has many illegals going to the polls I am sure we need to counter that big time. Thats how Cruz almost lost in 2018 in Texas, and you saw how close it was in FL and AZ. If they turn TX AZ Fl blue its over.

  14. Arm every law-abiding citizen 30 years old and up anyone who does not have a criminal record and provide training for every US citizen without criminal records who would like to be armed… in States where people are allowed to be armed the crime is less in the cities where no one is allowed to carry a gun the crime is rampant it's not rocket science

  15. Dec. 7. 1993 Colin Ferguson boarded a Long Island Rail Road train and shot and killed 6 people. Me and my partner had just gotten off shift. We were both assigned downtown duty that day
    and had just missed that train. On that train was Maria Magtoto. She was killed that day. She was my partner's wife. If we had been on that train she'd be alive and Ferguson would be dead. We were both legally armed. God bless you Maria.


  17. Obama was the country's best gun salesman. Now let the fake news be the best salesmen for NRA membership's. Every FFL should demand to see NRA membership ID or demand a 5 year membership to the NRA to make a purchase! Numbers Count!

  18. This guy has money from the liberals he wants red flag laws which are unconstitutional and he wants universal background checks the NRA needs new leadership this guy is going to run the organization into the ground come on this is really sad to see this happen to the NRA

  19. Im ashamed to say im a life member… NRA, you need to get off your @$$ and do what we pay you to do…Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights!!! Nothing more, nothing less!

  20. Never give in ? What about the SAFE Act here in New York, our rights have been taken away a long time ago.
    I don’t hear anyone bitchin about that.

  21. The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. It follows the right to free speech. It is the most misinterpreted and most violated of all of the amendments in our constitution. Every state and almost every municipality in the entire country has violated this simple to read plain English text. It is not because they cannot read it, it is because of the reason the second amendment is there in the first place.

    The founders knew that when they were creating and installing their new government that they needed to put in safeguards to prevent this new government from becoming the very thing that they were fighting against during the Revolutionary war, a tyrannical rule of the people by a “king”.

    Most Historians recognize that without the bill of “right(s)” the constitution would have never been ratified as per Patrick Henry and few other noted in their objections at the convention.

    So they wrote the second amendment, of the Bill of Rights and its title, says it all. Amendment 2 – “Right to Bear Arms” This is what most people get hung up on, right in the first section, but all you have to do is notice where the “,” is. The word militia in the 1700s referred to the gathering of people.

    The next section says; “being necessary to the security of a free state”. So how this is different from the first section is simple. This is plain English; you do not need a dictionary to read and understand this. The terms have not been changed since it was written. “The security of a free state free from the tyranny of overregulation, overtaxing, etc.” Which is exactly what the original founders were fighting against.

    In the third section again notice the placement of the “,” “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It says nothing about permits or registration, location restrictions types, models, etc.


    Why it’s not a gun problem – Pure Logic!

    Take for example any style gun whether it’s a single shot or a repeating shot per trigger pull.

    The reason is not a gun problem is quite simple:

    Fact number one: There are no guns that can operate or dispense projectiles i.e. fire by themselves without required human action. These are inert in-actionable tools, it is impossible for these tools to operate on their own, in the same way a fork, spoons, pencils, a drill, saw, automobiles, mobile phones, Hammer, Knife or even a computer keyboard “none” of these tools or devices can operate on their own and must have human interaction, to make them functional in the course of any action, as they are inanimate objects that require a human action to pick them up and operate them.

  23. WQe are paid up members into the future years, Please join NRA and do your part, don't be one of those complaining gun owners that hunt and complain but won't join!!!

  24. The proof of all of this nonsense grows as in the United Kingdom where a man hailed as a hero for fighting off knife-wielding jihadis during the terror attack in south-east London and left him with more than 80 stitches to his head, ear, arms and hands. However, he is being treated as a potential terrorist and put on a watchlist by the UK government over fears that he could now become a right-wing extremist. This is how the left will remove the second amendment and other laws…..

  25. The NRA needs to go the way of the dinosaur. Their leadership doesn't care about the American people. I never have and never will join the NRA. We joined the Liberal Gun Club instead.

  26. People can get guns the same way they get drugs,more interdiction is needed within the black market system this where criminals and terrorists operate.

  27. NRA needs to produce and circulate more evidence that criminals are seldom members of the NRA – that NRA members are often on the scene to prevent loss of life at the hands of gun criminals and that NRA is pushing for the same things that those who would narrow the 2nd amendment want: general safety of the citizenry. they do this through gun safety education, their community action, and their legislative persuasion.

    There should be more publicity of NRA members heroically defending the public in threatening situations; there should be more coverage of tragedies when a concealed carry citizen could have saved lives. Just produce it and circulate it over the internet.

  28. If you want civil war – just try to take legitimately owned and registered guns away from honest and law-abiding citizens.

  29. sorry to hear you've run out of russian money. oh and board members. complicit in murdering american children.SHAME.

  30. Progressive Agenda:
    1) the Great Registration
    2) the Great Buyback
    3) the Great Reducation
    4) reissue of arms, but to Progressive Gov approved Collectivos Americanos
    5) Elimination of remaining obstacles to Progressive Transnational Socialism.

  31. Look at the 30 year, or if you want to go back to the harrison act, how well putting the government in the position of regulation works. If this gun control starts, which country will the Escobar of guns come from?

  32. How many of those left-wing lunatics opposed to guns themselves own guns? And isn't it hypocritical how all those calling for abolition of guns have not a word to say about the 20 million aliens who violate our borders by coming here illegally?

  33. It seems like its just weak willed, no respect for anyone but themselves people demanding guns be taken away. It seems to me its maybe a half a million people crying about it, the media covering it. There are probably 200 million law abiding citizens that think this shit is crazy. How do you expect to defend yourself if every shitbag bad guy has a gun and you turned yours in, because you follow the law. You think these attacks are bad, wait until you are unarmed, then cry to the police you hate. Is the government going to protect you? How.
    The rest of us want to know.
    You know, the majority.

  34. Listen you old piece of shit , no one wants to take our guns away, just make back ground checks more restricted, no one needs a AK 15 in their possession unless you're a law enforcement or military, so stop lying to your members, like this POS President.

  35. You have to say that is a great video. What he said is 100% true. Only law abiding citizens obey the law the few crazy people out there will always break the lay to do harm if they want to.

  36. A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.- George Washington

  37. Any trained and informed citizens should train, continue to train (not just go to the range now and again) and also help those who want to learn, or help educate those who are not knowledgeable of what a responsible gun owner is really about. Fact is, anybody who is against guns, would want a trained carry holder next to them in the event of another tragedy. Nobody has time to wait for the police to arrive. The fact is, We are responsible and the first line of defense against any threat.

  38. if the NRA and GOA (I belong to both, BTW) had more courageous leadership, they would point out the FACT that the leftist, communist, deep state (FBI AND CIA) bad actors in the swamp are the ones CAUSING these incidents like El Paso and Dayton. Sandy Hook was a FEMA DRILL. The school was closed FOUR YEARS PRIOR and NEVER reopened. That was a COMPLETE fraud perpetrated by CRISIS ACTORS. Sandy hook is NOT the only such incident. Boston Marathon and Pulse Night Club were BOTH complete FAKES with crisis actors.
    what all of these false flag events have in common is they are ENGINEERED specifically to take down the 2nd amendment and erode our freedoms. Sometimes people die in these false flags, sometimes nobody dies. Oklahoma City was a drill and yet people died. The explosives that took out the Murrah Building were on the SECOND floor above the day care. The second floor is where the FED law enforcement offices were. THEY were all told to take the day off. how convenient. The Fire Dept knew ahead of time. these are FACTS, people, FACTS that prove the deep state did this to US. OKC would repeat itself over and over again as the deep state relentlessly plots to erode our freedoms and abolish the 2nd amendment
    911 likewise was a DRILL with over 3000 fatalities. We KNOW who did 911. IT was zionists. Watch:
    "Christopher Bollyn, 911" on you tube OR go to Bollyn's website and examine the evidence for yourself. The missile that hit the pentagon hit the exact offices where they were looking for the "missing" 2 to 3 TRILLION dollars. how convenient. LIkewise, in the FOUR buildings in the world trade center complex that were destroyed by controlled demolition, evidence of many crimes was present, including Enron.
    Don't be fooled, people, these attacks on our freedoms are the work of ZOG, and even GOA doesn't have the BALLS to tell the truth, which means they will ALWAYS be on the defensive, which means we will slowly lose ground in this battle until there is nothing left.
    Yes, the NRA and GOA know the truth and NO, they will NOT use it to put an end to this bullshit. Why should they? The minute they expose the truth, and the matter gets resolved – their organizations won't be as important anymore.

  39. There's blood in the water, and the gun grabber sharks are circling. The NRA needs to get the ship righted and be damn quick about it. Now is not the time to be chumming.

  40. This should have been delivered by Colion. It would have felt genuine and reached far more people.
    I'm an NRA member, but this looked like a rich white guy in an expensive suit whining, and I'm a white guy who likes expensive suits.

    Colion Noir needs to be the new face of the NRA. There, I've said it.

  41. So I want to see The NRA up front on this issue. It seems like when a criminal commits a gun crime they go silent for a couple days, at least it seems that way. I can tell you I don’t take a day off promoting my beliefs. Especially on social media.

  42. My President Trump and Vice President Pence stands with the NRA and so do I and I am proud of the NRA. God bless the NRA !!!

  43. I refuse to renew my membership, or contribute further while WLP is heading the organization. Horrible choice as a spokesman and the amount of backpedaling is absurd.

  44. Thank you for all you do to represent those of us willing to accept the risks and responsibilities of defending ourselves, our families, and those fortunate enough to have us among them in the event of an emergency.

  45. Just retiring from law enforcement I've seen over and over criminals who commit crimes with firearms get a slap on the wrist. I've been saying this for years.

  46. Quit jerking each other off at fancy dinners and start actually fighting for our rights. You'll never see another dime from me otherwise

  47. 100% TRUTH and the LEFT DOES NOT LIKE IT! But it's time for some real PATRIOTS in the leadership of NRA to fight the "War on Guns", not follow along and allow them to strip our rights a "little" at a time!

  48. Hello! I' with you…NRA' thanks!
    Anyways..Politicians & "That Press" 92% = Anchors, Columnists, Editorials, =Operatives, Provocateur brings ANARCHY! /Anarchism! "destroying our government laws" (Trotsky)…No matter… i/will hold and maintain my/our CONCEALED WEAPON FIREARM LICENSE ! …..AND HOPEFULLY NO ONE WILL TAKE MY/OUR GUNS…See Ya! ..Ole!
    Charlie G/Sr. Chicago Ill……………………………………………………..USA!

  49. I was a member of the NRA ever since I was 13yrs old. I have never been arrested for any crime, I believe in God, the Constitution, the right to life of the unborne and the newly born infants.I support saying the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools the singing of the National Anthem,and declaring our support to Patriotism and America.Those who do not support those Ideals do not belong in America??

  50. I see the NRA subverting trolls are strong here.
    The enemy has gotten in the back door and trying to take down our strongest voice for the 2nd amendment.
    Don't be fooled by the trolls the NRA is our best hope for freedom !

  51. I am a gun owner in the state of NY and I have one question. If the NRA fights for our Second Amendment right to have and bear arms, then WHY have you turned your back on NYers and allowed the SAFE Law to go unchallenged? I want to now. You've answered not even one of my letters but never cease in sending me offers and brochures and begging for my hard earned money and for what? So you can take it and still do not a damn thing for us here in NY? Gun owners here are under siege. I have several guns sitting deep in weapons cache's so that the government cant take them. I have in some cases, invested over a well thousand dollars per rifle and the local government thinks that their measley $350.00 buy back BS is somehow worth my handing over a $3500.00 rifle. Gun owners like myself now what I'm saying is true. Hell, a descent scope alone can easily cost over 1k, much less the mounts and precision gunsmithing it takes to mount your optics. $350.00 is an insult and that's considering I'd even sell my guns which I wouldn't for one second!

    I will see my guns and their ammunition rot in the earth before I give them up, I will. That only means that right now, technically I can be a felon for not registering them, and you do NOTHING…Why? SAFE was already repealed once. They changed a couple words to the same law and you just gave up on us. Why does a New Yorker want to pay dues so some other state can be free to have and own a firearm of THEIR choice without government having a roadmap straight to their door when they decide that they are just going to take guns when the upcoming Soviet dictators in our Congress and Senate feel like it? You at the NRA alot yourselves a seriously descent paycheck from the dues of members, fly around in jets, wear the most expensive of suits. It's members that ALLOW you that lifestyle, yet you could give two shits to give back in just simply fighting for our rights as you advertise you do. I want answers and I think you do owe us at the very least that much. Or is providing an answer too much effort too?

    Yours truly
    D. DaNado

  52. We can fight to keep are guns no government can stop us if we stand and show them we the people will fight and die to defend are Rights and to get back are freedom that we have lost either with guns or hopefully with out using are guns but until they have teleportation we can't depend on law enforcement to protect us from criminals

  53. If only we could find a way to show the Nonbelievers how Important this is and how they (WE) are being Brainwashed In To Giving Up All Our Rights One By One and To Stand Together and Protect Ourselves and Our Freedoms…
    – I'd Like To Believe – We As The People Will Stand Together In These Struggles To Maintain Of Freedoms?

  54. NO TO RED FLAG, ANYONE CAN BE CALLED CRAZY THAT AREN'T! !!!! All we need is bible and Christian teachings in school. Teach morals and pride in hard days work.

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