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Posted on May 17, 2008
That film sums it up.
The Second Amendment is facing a perfect storm.
In fact, the worst I’ve seen in thirty years.
It's hard to believe
it's been that long ...
I came to work at NRA
And it’s taken three decades to crystallize
or candidate ...
or movie ...
is a ruling class
that can’t stand you taking responsibility
for your own safety.
The ruling class
wants you to believe...
that they'll protect you...
So that you
I’ve seen and
heard ‘em all.
the media brand conglomerates.
that all believe
You shouldn't protect yourself.
But we know...
there’s a little problem with that...
They don’t give a
damn about you!
They couldn’t care less about your safety.
that's the one constant that runs across
all the ruling classes --
and it's killing the Second Amendment.
Take the political
ruling class that fights your Right to Carry.
They say you can’t
for your own safety, because good people carrying guns
turn into maniacs.
They say guns make good people
do bad things.
And so the
political ruling class never empowers you ...
but always empowers themselves ...
to keep you
Same thing for the corporate ruling class,
the media ruling class ...
they all say
you can't be trusted
with responsibility for your own protection.
But at the same time,
to protect you.
They refuse to prosecute and put away the
And so the jailhouse revolving door spins:
Take ‘em in.
Turn ‘em out.
And it’s open season on the rest of us.
Hurricane Katrina should’ve taught
that the elites
who say they’ll
protect everyone ...
won’t protect anyone!
Those hurricane victims couldn’t count on
you couldn't call 911...
But they could count on the looters,
and the rapists,
and the robbers...
who all arrived
right on time.
And that’s when the ruling class ordered troops door to door
to confiscate the
good guys’ firearms —
at gunpoint —
when they needed their guns the most!
We got footage of it.
Kicking in doors.
70-year-old grandmothers to the floor of their kitchens.
WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE!
When the New Orleans ruling class
realized how bad it
made ‘em look...
they conspired with the media ruling class...
to bury the story.
never saw video footage
of the first...forced...
in American history.
But if a cop roughs up an armed criminal,
they’ll run THAT video over and over and over ‘til you’re sick of it.
And we all know why...
the ruling class
doesn't like street cops either!
Let's talk about the legislative ruling class that fights our
Castle Doctrine laws,
like you have here in Kentucky.
Because they say --
if you had
for your own protection...
you might take
of the armed thugs
jacked up on meth
who just smashed out your patio door
with a pavestone!
the legislative ruling class has rules
YOU have to follow —
before you can use deadly force against the armed thugs ransacking
your living room.
I've talked to real victims of home invasion,
and they all say the same thing.
There’s a split second of
total terror that spells
life or death for you.
But the ruling class says you gotta take time during that split second to think through
of all their options
you gotta exhaust
before you can
lawfully use force against the
who are now at your bedroom door!
You have to
jump out a window,
or run out the door,
or hide under the bed,
or find some other way to retreat before you can hurt the bad guys.
Now that sounds like a really good law —
if you’re a home-invading criminal.
But the NRA’s Castle Doctrine says
is your castle!
NRA had to fight
airlines ruling class refused to let pilots be armed after 9/11.
actually said this:
with a gun...
a pilot might be --
HE’S FLYING THE PLANE!
DOESN'T THE PILOT ALREADY HAVE EVERY PASSENGER’S LIFE IN HIS OR HER HANDS?
With the same
corporate ruling class says employees can’t take responsibility for their own protection.
pizza delivery guys,
convenience store clerks,
taxi cab drivers,
assembly line employees —
the corporate elites
deny all of them a firearm for self-defense.
Rich corporate lawyers don't care about invisible 2nd- and 3rd- shift
night workers who
come and go
But a self-defense gun "securely encased"
in your vehicle?
They’re fired on the spot.
The elites say
gun bans in workers’ parking lots creates a sense of safety.
But no one is safer,
except a criminal
in that parking lot.
must be told here.
The first truth is,
almost no workplace homicide is
It’s almost all
The second truth
is that the
corporate ruling class couldn’t care less about these workers.
Murdered pizza boys
convenience store clerks are just
collateral damage --
a cost of doing business.
And that's how
Second Amendment rights of the obedient worker class.
should ever be forced to choose:
Do I save my life...
or lose my job?
The idea that anyone’s safer by giving away their right of
is pure fantasy.
And it's a
But for thirty years the municipal ruling class of Washington, D.C.
has made that
guns are banned.
Now tell me...
Does an armed homeowner make his home more dangerous?
Or do disarmed homeowners make D.C.
I want to meet that D.C.
brainiac who truly believes that when
kick your door
off its hinges at 2 a.m. ...
society is better off
if you’re armed with nothing but a phone in one hand,
and a Chia pet
in the other.
With reasoning only a third-generation
inbred elite can grasp,
D.C. says citizens
can only seek safety in the supremacy of government,
not the individual.
D.C.’s lawful residents are served up a
daily dose of
and violent crime
that's often the
worst in the nation.
Time out here.
Most of us instinctively know that ---
"if I don’t want to be thirsty,
I drink water."
"If I don't
want to be hungry,
I eat food."
"And if I don’t
want my family attacked and murdered,
I own a gun!"
But D.C. gets the
last one backwards,
which gives murderers a decided advantage over homeowners.
the Supreme Court will rule on D.C.’s gun ban.
But make no mistake:
The National Rifle Association will not consider it a victory ...
until that day
when the law-abiding residents of
can once again
go out and buy a gun...
take back their city
from the criminals
municipal ruling class that took it away from them.
The Big Apple is another place the underclass is denied any role in their personal safety.
They’re kept dependent by the billionaire ruling class in the form of
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
in New York City
only one in ten
ever sees a judge.
Only one in a thousand misdemeanor arrests ever gets to a courtroom.
And a new epidemic of
home invasions is terrorizing residents across Long Island.
But Bloomberg'snot concerned with prosecuting criminals.
He’s too busy bankrolling litigation
take your rights away!
lawful gun buyers
by lining them up,
taking their pictures,
and storing them in a database.
All ‘cause Wal-Mart wants to put stores in New York City.
So thanks to the billionaire ruling class,
shooting mug shots of
Louisville deer hunters...
so Wal-Mart can
sell baby food and diapers in Queens.
Then there’s the breeding grounds of the global ruling class,
the United Nations.
Where the pompous sheiks and kings,
and billionaire tyrants like George Soros...
are determined to
dumb-down American freedom to a global standard of no freedom.
This club of
global thugs says...
not only do individuals
have no right of
the UN says any nation that condones
gun rights ...
is committing a
human rights violation!
the UN wants to force
on the world...
forces on its citizens.
You give up your guns... and hope government protects you.
And here's what this is really all about.
If they can institutionalize all this
at the UN,
then they have permanent funding...
to establish a
permanent system ...
to disarm and
And we all know where that leads.
Wars kill soldiers.
But governments ...
Like the gassing of Kurds,
the slaughter in Rwanda,
the butchery in Libya,
the killing fields of Cambodia,
In the last century alone 56 million civilians
and murdered by their own governments.
It’s happening today
with the half million dead and millions more dying in Burma...
military regime has intercepted
to save the
regime's friends --
and starve its enemies.
That's the end result
of trusting the
global ruling class
Of all the places
where good people
are denied the right to protect themselves
against bad people...
most tragic results
at the hands of the academic ruling class
at our schools
The Safe School Initiative by the
studied three dozen major attacks at schools.
important findings --
now listen to this...
almost always know
an attack is coming.
In one case,
two dozen kids
waited on a mezzanine
to watch --
one even brought a camera.
2. In reality,
Cops stop only
ONE out of four attacks.
Three out of
are stopped by a
teacher or administrator,
because most are over in less than 15 minutes.
in 93% of the cases,
behaved weird enough
prior to an attack...
to cause concern from teachers and students.
these facts clearly argue for armed security
in our schools.
we put a perimeter of armed protection
banks and airports,
and sporting events
and rock stars
lavish themselves with armed bodyguards — and nobody says a word.
So why do we deny the
same level of protection for our children
in our schools?
I know I'm going to get vilified for even
bringing it up.
But you know what?
I’m fed up ...
that we as a nation...
seem willing to tolerate some number of students slaughtered each year...
price we gotta pay
academic ruling class failure called
is just a
for crazed killers!
The fact is,
we can never predict where evil will strike.
But we can
always stop it.
in the hands of a
We’ve seen it
time after time:
The only thing that stops a bad guy
with a gun ...
is a good guy
with a gun.
are always better than
the kind of tragedy
that first responders
can only clean up.
we built this nation
spunk and guts
of our own citizens
in our local communities.
It’s time to do it again...
and give America’s children every measure of security we can.
colleges and universities should honor
concealed carry permits.
Let me be clear:
The NRA does not encourage firearms on a college campus
or anywhere else.
on a college campus
that don’t exist
outside that campus.
Any adult who has the character and training
for a Right to Carry
doesn’t lose those qualities by
crossing the street.
That’s why everywhere
Right to Carry
Right to Carry should be respected ON campus.
through high school...
every local school to design its own
Think about the resources we've got
at our disposal.
and other people in the community who are certified proficient with firearms--
including parents, teachers,
and volunteers with Right to Carry permits.
This country was built on volunteerism.
Since our nation
have come together
to provide for the common good —
from barn raising to bucket brigades.
It’s time to
do it again!
And send the message loud and clear:
Armed intruders at our schools will be met with
we can count on massive resistance
elite of the elite --
the media ruling class.
But the same is true of Right to Carry,
and every other
in the face of the
media ruling class --
the most powerful communications machinery
has ever known ...
their lies are being increasingly
caught and exposed,
by Americans like the people in this room.
No matter how many billions of dollars worth of subtle spoon-feeding by the "elite conceit" ...
more and more,
spit it back daily
in their faces.
Every public opinion poll comes down on
agree with us
than with them.
Name any researcher — Gallup,
year after year,
NRA speaks for them ...
than does the Democratic Party,
the Republican Party,
the U.S. Congress,
The New York Times.
In other words,
if you ask Americans who really “gets it”
about our country...
raise their hands
for the NRA
than for any other group.
Ladies and gentlemen,
though we face a
I’m more and more convinced in my
30th year on the job...
that the only real
ruling class ...
in this room today!
the members of this proud and mighty National Rifle Association of America!
And I'm proud to be one of you!
Thank you very much.
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