Love the NRA.
Via The Hill:
National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday offered a sharp critique of President Obama’s second inaugural address, warning that his agenda threatened to make a “mockery” of the nation’s constitutional freedoms.
In a speech in Reno, Nev., which the nation’s most-prominent gun rights lobby billed as a “major response” to the president’s address, LaPierre pressed his attack on Obama’s push for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month’s deadly Newtown, Conn. mass shooting.
“In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and he talked about ‘unalienable rights,’ said LaPierre. “I would argue that his words make a mockery of both.”
The NRA leader focused his speech on the president’s inaugural remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle.”
“Obama wants to turn the idea of ‘absolutism’ into a dirty word, just another word for ‘extremism,’” said LaPierre. “He wants you to accept the idea of ‘principles’ as he sees fit to define them. It’s a way of redefining words so that common sense is turned upside-down and nobody knows the difference.”