January 23rd, 2013
03:43 AM ET

NRA chief: Obama makes 'mockery' of American freedoms

The National Rifle Association chief issued a blistering retort to President Barack Obama's inaugural address, accusing him of name calling and limiting American freedoms.

Wayne LaPierre had been relatively silent since his controversial response to the shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

In a speech late Tuesday night, he hit upon that same theme as he took repeated shots at Obama and his inaugural speech Monday.

"President Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and he talked about 'unalienable rights.' I would argue that his words make a mockery of both," LaPierre said at the annual black-tie Weatherby International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, Nevada.

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  1. Pocono

    Guns = Religion in America

    Liberals would have an easier time regulating religion then guns.

    There are already 300 million guns in private hands. Tons of ammunition and magazines. Private citizens already own more guns then the US Military. Government will not be able to disarm people without a bloody civil war. We will not allow ourselves to be passively disarmed.

    They would not be fleecing sheep. They will be attempting to de-fang and de-claw lions.

    January 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
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