NRA: If Anyone Is 'Ginning Up Fear' About Guns, It's President Obama

National Rifle Association president David Keene reacted harshly Tuesday to President Obama's assertion that gun control opponents have a "pretty effective way of ginning up fear" in garnering support for its cause.

In fact, in an interview with WMAL's Mornings On The Mall program, Keene turned the question of 'fear' back on Mr. Obama.

"The reason gun sales are up is because people do fear that the President is going to take away their right to purchase legitimate firearms in the future, so if anyone's 'ginning up fear' - if anybody's exaggerating the 'danger' posed by legitimate firearms owners - it's the President of the United States and his Vice President, not us," said Keene.

Keene told WMAL that, despite assertions to the contrary, the White House has offered little more than lip service to the NRA in looking for common ground, and that an Association representative was not given a chance to contribute at the gun summit chaired by Vice President Joe Biden last week.


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