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NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties

The big difference between Joel’s setlist and Trump’s is that Joel sings his own material and Trump has the unmitigated tone-deaf stupidity to stand in front of right wingers and recite a song written by a civil rights activist NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties
Patty Aguilar | 24 February, 2018, 06:46

The head of the National Rifle Association, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since last week's deadly school shooting, defended gun ownership while criticizing the news media, Democrats and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

LaPierre was speaking at CPAC, the annual convention of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The American Conservative Union's gathering featured speeches by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen - the niece of Marine Le Pen, who lost France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macronlast year.

"What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding", LaPierre said. "They hate the Second Amendment".

LaPierre laid blame on lawmakers such as Sen.

The NRA chief called these Democrats "saboteurs who don't believe in capitalism, don't believe in the constitution, don't believe in our freedom and don't believe in America as we know it".

"They hate the NRA. If we're going to resolve these questions as a country, leaders on the Second Amendment like Wayne LaPierre need to be part of the conversation". "They hate individual freedom", LaPierre said. He warned of the consequences of this "new socialist wave in America", telling conservatives they should be "anxious" and "frightened" about the prospect of Democrats winning back control of Congress or the White House.

"You have to have protection in the schools and we're going to work it out".

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NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in his first public comments since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, said NRA members mourn for the Florida victims but at the same time issued a searing indictment of gun control proponents for attempting to "exploit tragedy for political gain".

Trump also echoed some of LaPierre's language when it came to "hardening" schools and upping their security.

As both men advocated countering shootings with guns, the Broward County sheriff said an armed deputy was present on campus but failed to act to stop the Valentine's Day rampage that left 17 dead in a Florida high school, conducted by the mentally ill Nicolas Cruz.

He did not go as far as to endorse Mr Trump's idea - suggested at a meeting with school shooting survivors the day before - to give weapons to teachers.

"You should be anxious and you should be frightened" said LaPierre. "So I call right now today on every citizen who loves this country and who treasures this freedom to stand and unflinchingly defend the Second Amendment, the one freedom that protects us all".

DANA LOESCH: Now, I'm going to say something that some people are going to say is controversial. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media in the back".

"Obviously very controversial, the idea of arming teachers, the idea of armed people-whether it's the teachers, security, whatever--inside schools seams to be part of the solution here nearly certainly", Wallace said. He argued that was "more" than the Democratic Party or news organizations were doing.

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