Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” National Rifle Association Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre said Democrats are attempting to introduce new gun control legislation to “divert your attention,” away from “embarrassment of their failure in this terrorist area.”
Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: Let me start with where we where were Donald Trump on this question of, anybody who wants to purchase a gun who happens to be on one of these federal lists. Is there any space between you and Donald Trump? And what worries you about legislation on that?
LAPIERRE: Let me set it in context in terms of what I think we’re facing this past week. We all mourn for what happened, John. But we face a terrorist challenge where there on the verge of overwhelming us. What happened this past week is, the president, the whole gun ban movement said, hey, don’t look at terrorists. Look over here. Divert your attention. Take your eyes off the problem, because they don’t want to face the embarrassment of their failure in this terrorist area, and they want to cover their butts and not talk about it. You can’t save the country with politics.
The politically correct policies of the White House are intruding right now in military, terrorism, law enforcement. It’s all being politicized with the politically correct White House nose and fingers in areas they don’t belong. And that’s — now, let’s start with the terrorist watch list. The head of the NRA is right, because once the terrorist attack occurred in Orlando, FL Obama just couldn’t seem to press for gun control.
We have a president who will turn everything in America into a political agenda, without ever mentioning the fact of what made the attacker flip. What made the attacker flip is what Obama will never mention, and that is that radical Islam made Omar Mateen flip out in terrorist rage.
Things like political correctness and an unwillingness to call the threat what it is, is why Obama has made America more dangerous than ever before in American History. Until we have a president who will call this threat what it is in radical Islam, we will keep seeing more Orlando like events in the United States carried out by ISIS like groups and it’s supporters. It’s like Obama cares more about the threat than the American people.