NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Not One More American Serviceman or Woman Should Be Murdered on a Military Base’

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The NRA tweeted a video of Wayne LaPierre calling for President-elect Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress to act quickly to abolish gun-free zones on military bases.

LaPierre said:

It is time, once and for all, to end the absolute fallacy of gun-free zones. Not one American serviceman or woman should be murdered on a military base because the government denied their right to defend themselves with a firearm. We revere the men and women in uniform who defend our freedom, and their rights must be restored immediately.

LaPierre also called on Trump and Congress to “pass national right to carry reciprocity as quickly as it can be written and signed.” He stressed that “the individual right to carry a firearm in defense of our lives and our families does not and should not end at any state line.”

He also called for action to end the “tyrannical erosion of guns rights in states and cities where corrupt leaders” are hard at work to chip away and finally destroy the exercise of Second Amendment rights. He explained that this tyrannical effort is characterized by “a deceitful web of gun bans, ammo bans, magazine bans, exorbitant fees and taxes, and registration schemes.”

LaPierre described this as “our historic moment” and called on gun owners and freedom lovers to rally, to “go on offense and to defeat the forces that have aligned against our freedom once for all.”

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