The National Rifle Association is a front group for the firearms industry, and its principal mission is to spread fear among the citizenry for the sole purpose of selling more guns.


Accordingly, the NRA has spent the first six years of the Obama presidency peddling the bogus claim that the bad black man in the White House inevitably will try to disarm all the decent, law-abiding Americans to render than helpless in the face of God know what.


NRA mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre — or Frenchy, as I call him just to feminize him — is congratulating all the scaredy-cat gun-nuts for making a big difference in the midterm congressional elections of last week.


Timothy Johnson BEGS TO DIFFER:


LaPierre is attempting to take credit for 2014, saying on the NRA’s radio show that NRA supporters “changed the history of this country, it — they provided the margin of victory, and I’ll tell you, every American owes NRA members and gun owners a debt of gratitude.”


There is no evidence for the claim that NRA supporters were responsible for the 2014 election outcomes. According to exit polling, Americans’ biggest concerns were the economy, health care, immigration, and terrorism/ISIS. When asked about “gun policies” — which would presumably encompass both the NRA and gun safety advocates’ agendas — just one in ten voters selected it as one of their top two concerns.


Johnson also notes that the NRA already is busy arousing paranoia among its troops about the next big political challenge. LaPierre warns that “all we’ve worked for” with regard to “our freedom since the founding of the country could be in jeopardy” in the 2016 elections.


 


 

The National Rifle Association is a front group for the firearms industry, and its principal mission is to spread fear among the citizenry for the sole purpose of selling more guns.

Accordingly, the NRA has spent the first six years of the Obama presidency peddling the bogus claim that the bad black man in the White House inevitably will try to disarm all the decent, law-abiding Americans to render than helpless in the face of God know what.

NRA mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre — or Frenchy, as I call him just to feminize him — is congratulating all the scaredy-cat gun-nuts for making a big difference in the midterm congressional elections of last week.

Timothy Johnson BEGS TO DIFFER:

LaPierre is attempting to take credit for 2014, saying on the NRA’s radio show that NRA supporters “changed the history of this country, it — they provided the margin of victory, and I’ll tell you, every American owes NRA members and gun owners a debt of gratitude.”

There is no evidence for the claim that NRA supporters were responsible for the 2014 election outcomes. According to exit polling, Americans’ biggest concerns were the economy, health care, immigration, and terrorism/ISIS. When asked about “gun policies” — which would presumably encompass both the NRA and gun safety advocates’ agendas — just one in ten voters selected it as one of their top two concerns.

Johnson also notes that the NRA already is busy arousing paranoia among its troops about the next big political challenge. LaPierre warns that “all we’ve worked for” with regard to “our freedom since the founding of the country could be in jeopardy” in the 2016 elections.