NRA Chief Rips Obama’s Push For Gun Control For ‘Diverting’ Attention From Terrorism


Today on Face the Nation, National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre sat down to deny a need for gun control in America.

He dismissed calls for action on assault weapons by saying, “What we’re doing with this debate on the Hill right now, it’s like they’re trying to stop a freight train with a piece of Kleenex.” He went on to repeatedly insist that terrorists are coming for America and that instead of thinking about ways to curb access to dangerous weapons, people should focus on making plans to stay safe in the event of an attack.

He reiterated his belief that “they’re coming” and “they’re going to try to kill us,” then he rounded on President Barack Obama, saying, “This president, by diverting the attention to [the] gun control movement — that’s not going to solve the problem. They could care less.”

After being asked about Donald Trump‘s mention of watching those who buy “all sorts of ammunition” with more scrutiny, he tried to brush off the question by sighing and saying, “I don’t know. Again, you’re going to an area that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t make a difference.”

LaPierre was then reminded that not only is Trump the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, but that he himself had endorsed the man, so he should have an opinion on Trump’s statements about buying and owning guns.

“That’s not the issue,” he claimed as he switched gears and started talking about gun violence in Chicago not being impacted by legislation.

So, yeah, the word of the day is definitely “diverting.”

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