NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Challenges Obama to Gun Rights Debate

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Challenges Obama to Gun Rights Debate

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Challenges Obama to Gun Rights Debate

Earlier this week, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre proposed to meet with President Barack Obama in a public, one-hour debate with a mutually agreed-upon moderator.

The challenge came after Obama appeared in a televised town hall meeting hosted by CNN, in which the president spoke extensively about gun control. Obama had recently unveiled a new executive action to focus on expanding background checks on firearm purchases. The move, which is considered Obama’s strongest push for gun control since 2013, has been widely debated and criticized by many Second Amendment advocates.

LaPierre characterized the executive action as little more than a chance for the president to “score political points and claim a cheap victory.”

“Let me be clear: The NRA will fight this illegal overreach more aggressively than we have ever challenged anything,” LaPierre said in a video released on Wednesday.

 

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