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NRA's Wayne LaPierre says gun control advocates 'hate individual freedom'

23 Février 2018

"As usual, the opportunists waited not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", LaPierre said during CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative activists and Republican leaders in National Harbor, Md.

LaPierre used his address to the conservative conference CPAC to hit out at anti-gun campaigners, who, led by young survivors of the shooting, have attempted to make political headway in the last week.

The Feb. 14 rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the latest in a series of deadly shootings at USA schools and has spurred unprecedented youth-led protests in cities across the country.

Earlier Thursday morning, Trump claimed that he had suggested giving "concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience" who would then be able to "immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions".

"How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be", Barack Obama went on to tweet, before adding, "We've been waiting for you".

"Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", said executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

The mother returned to the origins of the Second Amendment, saying "they were talking about muskets".

"If they seize power... our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever", he continued. A WND investigation found numerous groups have the fingerprints of leftist billionaire George Soros, Hillary Clinton and former President Obama all over them.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was confronted Wednesday night by the father of one of the victims.

The group argued that raising the minimum age would deprive people between the ages of 18 and 20 of "their constitutional right to self-protection".

A cornerstone of LaPierre's speech centered around the fact that the NRA says they've worked to try and fix the country's background check system by encouraging lawmakers to fight to incentivize states to enter records into the National Criminal Background Checks system. "Actually, at one point he stopped and he said, 'I sense it's a little quiet out there.' It was quiet, he said, because they must be scared and all gun owners should be".

But LaPierre's comments weren't necessarily the most fiery from the NRA at CPAC Thursday.

Wayne LaPierre's speech was nothing new for him, or for the NRA.

LaPierre appeared on the stage just after NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

During Wednesday's listening session, the parents and students were calling for the president to take action to prevent future mass shootings with tougher gun laws. "Who's going to conduct that interview and what will they ask?".

NRA's Wayne LaPierre says gun control advocates 'hate individual freedom'