Video Features Young Children Reciting Some of Wayne Lapierre’s Most Fear-Inducing Rhetoric
Everytown and Moms Demand Action Will Be in Nashville This Week to Counter NRA’s Dangerous Agenda, Rally for Safer Gun Laws that Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support
As the National Rifle Association prepares for its Annual Meeting in Nashville later this week, Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new video called “Lil’ Wayne (LaPierre’s).” The video features children reading, verbatim, the ways that NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre uses fear and paranoia to advance the NRA’s extreme agenda. You can watch it here.
Some of Mr. LaPierre’s statements voiced by children in the video include:
- “If I can borrow from Mr. Churchill, we have nothing to fear but the absence of fear.” NRA Annual Meeting, April 1996.
- “They’re out to brainwash your kids and change your life, no matter how many millions of humans end up dying in the process.” CPAC, February 2007.
- “We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists, and home invaders and drug cartels and carjackers and knockout gamers, rapers, haters, campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers, road-rage killers, and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids, or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse the society that sustains us all.” NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, April 2014.
“The NRA has nothing to sell but fear itself,” said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “But the gun lobby is no longer the only voice in the fight. Moms from every state in the country are mobilizing to reject the NRA’s dangerous vision for America, and advocate instead for safer gun laws that will protect our children and our communities from gun violence.”
The NRA continues to advocate for dangerous gun laws despite opposition from the overwhelming majority of Americans—often even the majority of its own members. Ninety percent of Americans and 74 percent of NRA members, for example, support background checks for all gun sales.
Everytown and Moms Demand Action will also be in Nashville to rally against the NRA’s dangerous agenda and speak up for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support common-sense measures like background checks proven to save lives.
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million supporters and more than 40,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand