The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre issued a scathing response to the State of the Union address, saying the “president displayed a level of political fraud and public deception that cannot be ignored.”
Speaking at the National Wild Turkey Federation convention in Nashville on Thursday, LaPierre took issue with the fact that the president completely ignored “school safety” in his SOTU address even though that was the impetus for his gun-control push.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the president said, “If we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe, then nothing else matters.” But during Tuesday’s hour-long speech, “school safety” was nowhere to be found.
“When nothing else matters—to every parent in America—President Obama had nothing to say about school security. And nothing he’s proposed has anything to do with protecting one child at any school,” the NRA chief said.