The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) today that was, as it always is, nothing but a cavalcade of dark warnings about sinister forces intent on killing every law-abiding patriot in the nation.
Claiming that activists who are protesting President Trump are being paid thousands of dollars as part of a massive conspiracy to “dehumanize and demonize” conservatives in order to purge them from society, LaPierre painted the NRA as the only organization capable of protecting decent Americans from the “terror and bloodshed” that is sure to come.
LaPierre had nothing but scorn for the role that the media is supposedly playing in this effort to destabilize society and longed for the days when people who leaked government information were hung for treason.
“Our country is under siege from a media carpet-bombing campaign,” he said, “and America knows it. You can hear it in their tone, their sneers, you can literally see the disdain on their faces. Everything from their word choices to their inflection is trained on one target: purposely and maliciously destroying the Trump presidency, no matter what it takes and no matter what it costs.”
Outraged about damaging reports coming out about the Trump administration, LaPierre declared that “100 years ago, if you eavesdropped and published the affairs of the head of state, you would have been tracked down and hanged for treason.”