NRA’s Wayne LaPierre to Lead The Fight Against Tyranny?
By Jenn Jacques. On Friday, Feb 24, 2017, Wayne LaPierre will lead the fight against the forces conspiring to sabotage President Donald Trump at this year’s CPAC convention (according to Jenn Jacques).
Photo credit – Slate
NOTE FROM STEWART RHODES: My apologies to Nancy, but I just had to add a question mark to the title of this post. And I have to echo some of the skepticism reflected in the comments below. Wayne LaPierr, of the NRA, will lead the fight against tyranny? After all the decades of “Weeniewaggon” compromise and giving “A” endorsements to anti-gun politicians? After consistently endorsing some of the most tyrannical “Big Brother” minded Republicans, such as John McCain, who helped grow the national security police state by leaps and bounds during both the Bush and Obama Admins (the “fuhrer principle” provisions in the NDAA of 2012, for just one example), we are supposed to rely on good ol Wayne? When it comes to a gun rights org that will actually take a consistent stand against tyrannnny, I’ll stick to Gun Owners of America, who rated McCain a “D” on guns, instead of the “B” the NRA gives him, and supported his constitutionalist primary opponent, Kelli Ward, in her attempt to finally rid us of McCain, thank you very much. Too bad the NRA didn’t do likewise. We could have finally been rid of McCain if the NRA had actually fought against tyranny by dumping him.
Yes, I know about all the arguments of why we supposedly need the NRA, since they are so big and so powerful, rather than relying only on more principled, but smaller orgs like GOA, but that doesn’t mean we have to lie to ourselves by calling Wayne LaPierr some great champion against tyranny. That’s just too much, and invites head shaking laughter in our readers.