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Wayne La Pierre at the United Nations

Posted on the 24 July 2011 by Mikeb302000

Typically belligerant: "those working on this treaty have asked us to trust them... but they've proven to be unworthy of that trust."
Typically contentious: "our Bill of Rights, endowed by our Creator, and due to all Human Kind. therefore the NRA will fight with all of its strength."
In homage to his hero, Brad Kozak posted the entire text of the speech. Naturally, except for a couple of sons of "Blue Helmets" the commenters were right there with old Brad in slamming the UN and pretending the exaggerated claims of La Pierre are valid.
But I seem to recall other times when Brad's boss attempted to dispel the fear.  Robert posted several times about the fact that American civilian gun owners have nothing to worry about, for example this one entitled, The U.N. Small Arms Treaty is Not A Gun-Grabbing Conspiracy.
My opinion is that Wayne La Pierre is a well-paid showman. He's scamming the membership he claims to serve by pretending threats exist where none do. He did it with Obama's supposed gun banning. He and his organization duped the members out of tens of millions on that one. Now it's the Small Arms Treaty.
What's your opinion? What do you think the gun-rights folks would have said if Helmke had earned more than a million dollars a year as head of the leading gun control organization? Don't you think that would have generated a bit of criticism?
Yet, those same folks lay down for La Pierre's flim-flam game, or like Brad Kozak, they actually support and encourage it.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

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