Fired-up NRA challenges Bloomberg: ‘Let’s see who crushes who’


National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre was in a fighting mood at an annual meeting Friday, bashing former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control efforts.

Bloomberg pledged $50 million of his vast wealth to “Everytown for Gun Safety,” an anti-gun group designed to counter the  NRA’s influence, according to multiple media reports.

“Mark my words, the NRA will not go quietly into the night,” LaPierre said at the NRA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, before unveiling a new ad challenging Bloomberg, according to a video of his speech posted on Youtube. “We will fight.”

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In the ad, average, everyday gun owners willingly pitch in $25 to help in the fight.

“This guy thinks he can scare us into running from a fight to protect our rights and our freedoms,” a man in the video says. “He’s one guy with millions – we’re millions with our 25 bucks. Let’s see who crushes who.”

“It’s people,” LaPierre said after showing the video at the meeting. “It’s Americans in their hearts. And this election is going to be won or lost on every street, on every corner, in every coffee shop, every store and every church in America where every NRA member lives and works and volunteers and campaigns.”

Patriotic Americans are the fabric of the NRA, he said.

“Those NRA members and great Americans just like them all over this country, they are the real muscle of NRA’s clout, and together we will stand as members of the NRA and stand and fight to take back our country,” LaPierre said.

His full speech can be seen here:

Tom Tillison


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