Wayne Goes to Ohio

Yesterday, Wayne LaPierre spoke at Ashland University about the very real dangers that await gun owners even after our SCOTUS victory.

Historic victories for gun rights occurred in 2008, but the fight for firearm freedoms must continue to preserve the Second Amendment, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told a crowd on Monday at Ashland University. …

“Seventy-five years ago in his first inauguration as president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,’ ” he said. “Today, I would argue almost the exact reverse is true. The greatest thing we have to fear in many ways is not enough Americans are afraid, because not enough realize what grave dangers are out there to our freedoms.”

There is a lot of truth in that statement. To back up his words, he highlighted interviews with Katrina victims who were then victimized by government officials who took their guns and comments from Rebecca Peters encouraging a limit to the kinds of guns hunters are allowed to own. There are still many gun owners out there who don’t know these things happened and who would find it hard to imagine even if you told them about it.