Exclusive: NRA CEO responds to Obama's gun plan
Wayne LaPierre speaks out on 'Hannity'
- Duration 7:28
- Date Jan 18, 2013
Wayne LaPierre speaks out on 'Hannity'
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And joining how to respond to the president's gun control proposals the CEO executive vice president the National Rifle Association Wayne Lapierre Wayne good to see if they thank -- could -- -- situation.
As we get started we have some breaking news I want everybody to be aware this and I think this is really important.
Breaking news and the deals with the journal news now everybody here remembers the ones -- -- a gun owners into Westchester New York counties.
Well they have decided that they are removing this list and in doing so they actually put the following statement out it said today the journal loses remove the permit data from their website our decision -- to do so is not a concession to critics.
That no value was served by posting the map in the first place on the contrary.
We've heard from too many grateful community members to consider our decision to post information contained in the public record.
To have been a mistake.
-- our decision made because we were intimidated by those who threaten the safety of our staffers.
We know our business is a controversial one we do not cower but the database has been public for 27 days we believe those who wanted to -- -- had done so already.
And as wells the passage of time the data will now be.
Outdated and inaccurate I think you very a win.
And I think they did -- -- That was a shameful lack they -- it told the criminals.
Whose house to break in if they want to steal -- -- Whose house to break into that they were completely unprotected and there were a lot of people out there women being stalked.
Wanted to did not want their name out there and let that'd be known that they own firearms -- shameful lack by that news -- And we had to break ends we haven't been able to approve its associated with the release of of that map but I'm suspicious.
What do you make the president.
To a spokesman Stephanie Cutter Robert Gibbs.
You're about to be Mitt Romney.
They're now running a political campaign against you and your organization what's your reaction.
You know what they forget.
It's not me.
Not even the NRA it's the vast majority of the American public -- deeply believes in the Second Amendment deeply believes they have a right to protect himself.
That there is nothing more normal than wanted to protect yourself protect your family take individual responsibility.
And there and you know the another that the media presence out to shame on they're not going to be shame this is normal activity on good people and it's the vast majority the American public.
And I believe.
Other presidents have said you're -- about downing give up your freedom -- gonna give up your rights.
We saw that worked out.
The American public is gonna stand and fight for their freedom and NRA's gonna stand fight with them -- -- -- -- -- Play for -- that we're now -- taping this program in New York, New York now as of this week as the strictest gun control measures in the country.
Andrew Cuomo making his case to the state in the legislature.
Said the following or play if you get your reaction -- to.
Forget the extremists.
No one -- with an assault rifle no.
And they're drawing a we all heard tonight.
Is doing all of them.
Is New York safer.
-- life is going to be saved.
You know New York releases more criminals back to the street.
And has to re imprison more criminals for new crimes they commit than any other state in the country except California.
I was stopped by police officers that were all day on the street.
Saying how ridiculous that bill was how it how it it limits -- it limits -- police officers and the rest the country that's the last thing they want an active in their city or is that what you're referring to is in New York police officers if they have more than seven bullets in their gun today.
And -- -- violating the law with them and tell me all day on the site and here are the poor bode deal let me and I wanna count how many boats -- your -- right now but.
Let let me let me ask you seven bullets though is an important number this was not by accident.
Because wouldn't that then therefore make.
What -- 95% of of semiautomatic handguns illegal -- New York.
-- -- that's what they're doing this is this an attack it is that it is an attack on the second -- what it boils down to show on you know the sad thing about all of this.
Is how little this has to do at this point with keeping children safe and how much it has to do with a decades long attack on the Second Amendment freedom American citizens.
And when this things happened -- horrible tragic event.
And with the NRA about his mainstream organizations you can hear it for four million members -- going to be five million members we have 111000 police instructors 80000 police families of the NRA.
100000 safety instructions and we -- what will make people's kids safer.
We said one thing let's immediately put a police officer in every school in the country.
Second let's have the NRA get behind and help fund a school shield program were a model program can be.
Put in place and given -- communities all over the country where they could adopted to put armed security in those schools.
That will immediately help kids safer it will either stop or mitigate a situation if it happens.
Second and we said the mental health system I get stopped by police all the time -- they -- every police officer knows people who had been emptied from the institutions they're back on the street they stop taking their medicine and there a danger to the community.
We haven't even put the records of those adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of law into the national instant check system.
Why would you said this for example we is armed guards to protect our elected politicians or presidents are mayors are cabinet officials.
Money in the bank Hollywood stars they -- bode deal right.
We have a court houses -- stadiums.
Office buildings airports -- -- they all they all have armed guards right.
Sure why was why -- people attacking you for suggesting maybe retired police officers of military.
We put -- schooled it's prevent this from happening.
Yeah I mean I'm it was a ridiculous -- -- they attacked me for opposing what doesn't work which is one more gun laws and attack me for posing for supporting what does work which is school security I mean.
What it really boils down to.
Is this sanctimonious.
Of the young political leads in the media elites in this country.
That their kids most of their kids when they go to school.
They're protected by police in the school.
And armed security we -- -- -- colleges around the country they have armed security guards voices we do it we do it in a third of the schools in the country of -- security right now when President Clinton proposed -- years ago.
And yet you know Wayne says let's make people safe.
And they'd call me crazy they everything under the sun -- could care less because what I'm proposal make people safe what they're proposing won't.