Here is video of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at today’s Senate Hearing on Gun Control where in just 10 minutes, he dismantled the proposed “Assault Weapons Ban” being pushed by Barack Obama and the Democrats. Cruz methodically revealed how the plan would not reduce gun violence, and would not make American citizens safer.
Here is video of National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s statement this morning at a Senate Hearing on Capitol Hill. LaPierre stood up for the 2nd Amendment Rights of all Americans.
LaPierre pressed for armed security in every school in America, and made it clear additional restrictions on law-abiding citizens will not make people safer. He summed it up perfectly:
“Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals, nor do we believe that Government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families.”
Here is complete video of the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre responding to President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address.
LaPierre made the case for the Second Amendment Rights of all Americans, and zeroed in on Obama’s statement that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle.” LaPierre said Obama is trying to “redefine words so that common sense is turned upside down.” He pointed out that Obama is doing this in all realms of life, including in his desire to keep spending massive amounts of money we don’t have on social programs.
On Obama’s Gun Control push, LaPierre summed it up:
“Barack Obama is saying that the only principled way to make children safe is to make lawful citizens less safe and violent criminals more safe. That’s what it amounts to. Criminals couldn’t care less about Barack Obama’s so-called principles. They don’t have principles. That’s why they’re called ‘criminals.'”
On Obama’s desire to put the Federal Government in the middle of every private firearms transaction, LaPierre said there are “only two reasons for a Federal list on Gun Owners: To either tax them or take them.”
LaPierre got to the heart of the matter when he said of Obama’s desire to redefine everything in his own terms with his own meanings:
“When Barack Obama says, ‘We cannot mistake absolutism for principle,’ what he’s saying is that precision, and clarity and exactness in language and law should be abandoned in favor of his nebulous, undefined principles. I’ve got news for the President: Absolutes do exist. Words do have specific meanings – in language and in law. It’s the basis of all civilization. . . I urge our President to use caution when attacking clearly defined absolutes in favor of his principles. Mr. President: Just because you wish words meant something other than what they mean, you don’t have the right to define them any way you want, because when words can mean anything, they mean nothing.”
To buttress his argument about the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution being “absolutes,” he quoted from former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black:
“There are absolutes in our Bill of Rights, and they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be absolutes.”
LaPierre said that what President Obama is doing in seeking to undermine the Second Amendment is that he “wants to redefine freedom, whittle away freedom, and infringe upon the freedoms that ‘We the People’ reserve for ourselves.”
Here is video of the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on “Hannity” last night for an extended interview. LaPierre made it clear that the NRA will “stand and fight” for the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. He said President Obama and his allies are using the Sandy Hook tragedy to try and imposed a Gun Control agenda they prepared long ago. He continued to reiterate that the single act that can be taken right away that would immediately make America’s school children safer is to put armed security in every school – something the NRA called for a month ago, which was met with derision from the media. Now, President Obama has grudgingly signed onto at least some funding to give local schools the option of doing just that if they believe it to be the best course of action. His Executive order does not call it “armed security” but mentions “school resource officer,” whom you hope would be armed.
Interesting. David Gregory of NBC News’ Meet the Press was not so supportive of putting armed security in U.S. Schools to protect children – but apparently sends his own children to an elite, private and very secure school in Washington D.C.:
WEEKLY STANDARD: David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C. . . . The NBC host would go on the rest of the segment to suggest that armed guards might not be effective in preventing mass murders at school. Which is perhaps an interesting theoretical argument.
But when it comes to Gregory’s own kids, however, they are secured every school day by armed guards.
The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends. . . . Read More
Wayne LaPierre speaking at an NRA Press Conference today. LaPierre called for there to be armed security in every school in America to prevent further school tragedies. He pointed out we provide armed security for Barack Obama, for Congress, for our money at banks, at sports stadiums – but somehow we shouldn’t to protect children at school? This will make the anti-2nd Amendment lobby crazy, but it’s just common sense.
Here is complete video of the Press Conference:
Here is National Rifle Association Director Wayne LaPierre at a Press Conference this morning where he called on Congress to “act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”
During his remarks today, LaPierre pointed out that we have armed security for the President, Congress, to protect our nation, at banks, and to protect many other people and things. Why not our children?