As we reported earlier today, the jihad that’s been undertaken by the civilian disarmament industrial complex and their all-too-willing cheerleaders in the media has taken its toll on the NRA’s public profile. The passage of the multi-faceted gun control bill in Florida — heretofore known as The Gunshine State — should have been sufficient evidence that the speed and intensity of the post-Parkland gun control push took the NRA by surprise.
This afternoon, Wayne LaPierre is out with a new eight minute video that’s obviously intended to calm the troops, many of whom fear the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has gone wobbly, particularly on issues like bump stocks, background checks and the minimum age to buy a firearm.
A few selected quotes, straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Let me be absolutely clear. On the issue of raising the age of the purchase of all firearms to 21, we reject the idea.”
“If the politicians were as eager to punish the authority figures whose dereliction of duty cost innocent lives (at Parkland) as they are to punish innocent, law-abiding young adults, we would make real progress toward a safer country.”
“Let me be absolutely unequivocal. We will never support any scheme that forces the transfer of every firearm, including between law-abiding family member, friends, and neighbors, under the thumb of government bureaucracy. It will quickly become a registry scheme. And history proves that government list-making is not a road to safety. It is a road to tyranny.”
“We will stand and fight against any sure-to-fail form of government gun control. including any form of a ban on semi-automatic rifles, any form of a magazine capacity ban, and any form of a ban on a firearm accessory.”
Wayne then reiterated the NRA’s commitment to passing national concealed carry reciprocity. Here’s the full video: