Some people believe NRA chieftain Wayne LaPierre (who was raised in Roanoke) has lapsed into the stuttering gibberish that’s characteristic of insanity.
Either that or he’s increasingly desperate for attention for his organization, because its raison d’etre is getting murkier all the time. After all, it’s hard to get people all worked up over “battles” when things are going your way for so long.
Now, they’re even pushing for concealed carry for teenagers, for goodness sake. That’s a cause? Not in Columbine, it ain’t.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Friday, LaPierre warned that President Obama’s re-election would lead to the end of gun rights in this nation, because the “conspiracy” to destroy those rights would begin in Obama’s second term (earlier, he had warned it would happen in the first).
(Last year, he warned that the fact Obama hadn’t sought to curb gun rights in his first term was proof that he would in the second).
Heres’ what LaPierre said according to the Washington Times:
“All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term,” he said.
“We see the president’s strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”
The great thing about these predictions is that there’s a darn good chance that we may be able to see them tested out in real life. Because thanks to events like CPAC and the loony statements like LaPierre’s that are made there, Obama’s reelection chances are increasing.
If, and when that re-election happens, we’ll be able to judge the credibility — and sanity – of LaPierre. And right now, I wouldn’t take 100 to 1 odds on either.