Katie Pavlich

Speaking Thursday afternoon at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre made it clear the civil rights organization isn't backing down when it comes to protecting the Second Amendment rights of American gun owners ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

"The NRA's five million members and America’s 100 million gun owners won't back down, not now, not ever," LaPierre said. "Our Second Amendment in this country separates us from any other country on earth. It makes us better than other countries and it makes us stronger than other countries."

After thanking the audience and NRA members for their ongoing support and fight against anti-gun legislation, LaPierre railed against the media.

"The media's intentional corruption of the truth is an abomination...They've never told the truth about the NRA. They hate us," he said. "One of America's greatest threats is a national media that fails to provide a level playing field for the truth."

LaPierre also warned about legislative power grabs at local states levels and the filled money coffers of anti-Second Amendment activists.

"This election will be won or lost on every street ... where every NRA member lives and works and volunteers and campaigns," he said. "The NRA will not go quietly into the night. We will fight."


Katie Pavlich

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