By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times
NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said Thursday that more Americans are buying guns because the country is in trouble, ripping “political dishonesty and media dishonesty” he says are undercutting the U.S. Constitution and his own organization.
Mr. LaPierre said in an address at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that people in the country are worried about health care and education for their children, and living on a decent retirement.
“It’s why more Americans are buying firearms, not to cause trouble, but because that America is already in trouble,” he said. “When government corrupts the truth and breaks faith with [the] American people, the entire fabric of our society is in jeopardy.”
Mr. LaPierre said the NRA’s 5 million members and gun owners “will not back down — not now, not ever.”