Wayne LaPierre

Obama has already reversed our country’s strong stance against the coming United Nations gun ban treaty. The U.N. will unveil this sovereignty-killing monster next summer, and Obama’s State Department has publicly declared that achieving a “legally binding Arms Trade Treaty” is a “fundamental policy commitment.” The gun-ban lobby has been working toward this treaty for nearly two decades, and now, they are closer than ever to their goal of controlling civilian firearms ownership worldwide.

Barack Obama falsely accused the United States of arming Mexican drug cartels, and even blamed our Second Amendment rights for Mexican drug crime and murder. Meanwhile, it was the Obama administration that illegally facilitated the transfer of thousands of guns to violent drug cartels in Mexico. To this day, the Obama administration continues to stonewall congressional investigators and hide the details related to its deadly “Fast and Furious” scandal.

In flagrant violation of our rule of law, Obama unilaterally imposed gun registration in four border states – requiring gun dealers to register the sales of any law-abiding citizen who purchases more than one semi-automatic rifle within one week.

And just one month ago, Obama’s Assistant Attorney General, Lanny Breuer, told the U.S. Senate that all Americans should be forced to register their guns. Breuer even hinted at a possible ban on many common handguns, hunting rifles and shotguns, claiming: “Very few hunters in the United States or sports people and law-abiding people really need to have semiautomatic weapons or long guns.”

There can be no question that the Second Amendment, as we know it, may cease to exist should Barack Obama win a second term in office.

This is why I’m asking every NRA member, every gun owner, and every patriotic American to view next year’s election through the lens of freedom. If we fail to draw a line in the sand and defend the future of our Second Amendment rights, then we will lose the one freedom that gives common men and women uncommon power to protect all freedoms. And then, it’s only a matter of time before every freedom in our Bill of Rights is scaled back, diluted or even destroyed.

Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association of America.