Following the April 7 confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the NRA tweeted an online ad in which executive VP Wayne LaPierre suggested the NRA has supplanted the media in the hearts of the American people.
Gorsuch was confirmed Friday by a 54-45 vote after President Trump nominated him as part of a larger pledge to use SCOTUS to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.”
After the confirmation, the NRA tweeted a video of LaPierre saying:
To every dishonest member of the failing American news media: Let me explain why you’ve never been less trusted, less credible or less respected. For decades you ignored calls from millions of gun owners to just tell the truth. All you had to do what just get the facts right about our guns and our freedom. But you never even pretended to listen. Instead you weaponized the First Amendment against the Second.
— NRA (@NRA) April 7, 2017
LaPierre says, “the whole country” now sees the media for what it is, adding, “If the fate of individual freedom had rested in your hands, America would have fallen long ago. But Americans put their trust somewhere else and now, in that place, stands the most trusted defender of individual freedom in American history.”
He closed, saying, “We’re the National Rifle Association of America, and we’re freedom’s safest place.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.