Can you believe that audacity of this son of a bitch?
Here is more from Media Matters:
LaPierre concluded with a false claim: "No organization has been louder, clearer or more consistent on the urgent need to enforce the federal gun laws than the NRA."
The NRA's lie is brazen given widespread reporting explaining how the gun group interferes with ATF operations. As USA Today reported in 2013, "lobbying records and interviews show the [NRA] has worked steadily to weaken existing gun laws and the federal agency charged with enforcing them."
According to The Washington Post, "the gun lobby has consistently outmaneuvered and hemmed in ATF, using political muscle to intimidate lawmakers and erect barriers to tougher gun laws. Over nearly four decades, the NRA has wielded remarkable influence over Congress, persuading lawmakers to curb ATF's budget and mission and to call agency officials to account at oversight hearings."
The NRA's opposition to the ATF has been extreme. The gun group has threatened to attempt to abolish the agency all together and LaPierre infamously called federal law enforcement agents "jack-booted government thugs" who wear "Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms."
This organization depends on their ignorance of their supporters.
They NEED people in this country to be confused by which facts to believe and who to trust.
THAT is why it is absolutely a must to keep calling them out on their bullshit and to publicize as many shootings as we can in the hopes that if the American people see enough that they will finally decide they can stand no more and actually help do something to solve the problem.
That may be a long shot but it is the only shot we have.