The National Rifle Association's Chief Executive had some not-so-kind words about Barack Obama's inauguration speech.
At the annual Weatherby International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, Nev. LaPierre accused the President of "reducing the U.S. Constitution to a blank slate for anyone's graffiti."
Referring to Obama's subtle declaration about gun-control and the tendency of gun rights activists to interpret the Second Amendment as giving carte blanche rights to buy and carry any type of firearm anywhere, LaPierre said:
"Absolutes do exist, it's the basis of all civilization," said LaPierre. "Without those absolutes, Democracy decays into nothing more than two wolves and one lamb voting on who to eat for lunch."
LaPierre then talked about the ad that the NRA released last week that attacked the President's daughters.
"We believe that we deserve and have every right to the same level of freedom that government leaders reserve for themselves -- to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology," LaPierre said. "We believe that if neither criminals nor the political class -- with their bodyguards and security people -- are limited by magazine capacity, we shouldn't be limited in our capacity, either."
He continued, accusing Obama of not caring about the rights of Americans.
LaPierre said Obama's address "makes a mockery" of the Declaration of Independence and the notion of "unalienable rights." LaPierre repeatedly addressed Obama in the speech, delivered to a black-tie crowd at the hunting awards benefit dinner. "Words have meanings, Mr. President, and those meanings are absolute," LaPierre said. "And when absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone's graffiti."
LaPierre told the crowd the President "doesn't understand you. He doesn't agree with the freedoms you cherish. If the only way he can force you to give 'em up is through scorn and ridicule, he's more than willing to do it -- even as he claims the moral high ground."
Whoa. Somebody is fired up! Is it just me or are gun advocates getting a little scared now?
SOURCE: Huffington Post