NRA’s LaPierre: ‘Gun Rights Have Become a Metaphor for Something Larger’

by Jim Geraghty

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, addressing donors and key supporters at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis this morning, said, “Gun rights have become a metaphor for something larger: a feeling, this sense of something that’s slipping away, a yearning for individual rights.”

Despite the recent victories of the Second Amendment supporters in recent years, LaPierre indicated that a key understanding and traditional Constitutionally-backed freedoms is slowly eroding: “We’re at a precipice in this country. I know every one of you feels it. These next two and a half years are going to determine how things go for the rest of our lives. I have never seen it on edge the way it is now. If it’s going to be saved, it’s in our hands. It’s in your hands. People like you throughout the country people I’m going to engage this fight every day, you’re not going to back me down, and we’re going to win it. We’ll save it, by gosh, between now and 2016.”