Here is video of National Rifle Association President David Keene stood up for the 2nd Amendment rights of every American in the face of unrelenting criticism by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” today. Schieffer acted totally incredulous that the President of the NRA is not in favor of curtailing 2nd Amendment Rights! Keene countered Schieffer’s assertions again and again, reminding Schieffer that the “right to keep and bear arms” is a “Constitutional Right” of every American. At one point, Schieffer was at least honest when he prefaced what he said with, “Maybe it’s my bias. . .” That’s exactly right.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reacts to pressure coming from the Left to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. This is flashback video of Reid with the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre back in 2010 where they dedicated a Shooting Park in Nevada. Reid speaks glowingly about shooting sports, and says he carried a gun for self-defense when he headed the Nevada Gaming Commission. Reid was endorsed by the NRA that year in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate (Correction: Actually he was not endorsed by the NRA, but apparently, neither was his 2010 challenger, Sharron Angle). This video is posted on Reid’s YouTube account.
“I had a lot of bad people after me and I carried a gun every place I went. . . But for me, guns are more than that. In fact, the most important part of guns as far as I’m concerned in my personal life is the recreational aspect of guns.”
Here is complete video of Newt Gingrich speaking to the National Rifle Association Convention in St. Louis, yesterday.
Gingrich told the crowd he “wanted to speak two positive words about the Obama Administration: ‘Good-bye.'”
Here is video of Ann Romney speaking to the National Rifle Association Convention in St. Louis today. The Romney Campaign needs to keep putting Ann Romney out there as much as possible!
This is great! Jim Geraghty of The Campaign Spot, has been a defender of the 2nd Amendment for years, and decides to try his own hand at shooting. Nice job, Jim!
Here is video of former Ambassador John Bolton speaking to the NRA today where he said that President Obama is “following the Mexican line” when it comes to the high amount of drug violence on the Mexican side of the U.S. Border. Bolton said Obama agrees that much of the violence is being caused by guns from the United States. Bolton refutes that as simply not accurate, and says Obama and other liberals are hoping to use this argument as a way to pass more gun control laws in the U.S. and internationally.
Here is video of a taped message Gov. Mitt Romney sent to the 2011 NRA Convention. Romney thanked the organization and members for all it does to defend the 2nd Amendment Rights of Americans. Romney called for adhering to the U.S. Constitution, and keeping the nation the way the Founders intended – where the people are sovereign rather than the government. Romney said, “I believe in America, I believe in Free Enterprise,” and declared, “I don’t apologize for America, because I believe in America. I believe in freedom and opportunity. I believe in the Constitution as it was written and intended by the Founders.”
Romney seemed to take a veiled shot at Barack Obama toward the end by saying he joined with Americans who are “proud to place their hands over their hearts when they hear the strains of their National Anthem.”
Here was Barack Obama back during the 2008 Presidential Campaign:
Here is complete video of likely 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain’s outstanding speech to the National Rifle Association’s Convention today. Cain built his speech off the Declaration of Independence, where it guarantees the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” He reminded listeners what the Declaration says to do when those rights are endangered. It goes on to say that when any form of Government becomes oppressive, it is the right of the people to “alter or abolish” it. Cain declared, “We’ve got some altering and abolishing to do!” The crowd gave him a standing ovation.