NRA leader Wayne LaPierre spoke at conservative gathering CPAC Thursday morning and asked an important question about our priorities:
"It's a bizarre fact that in this country our jewelry stores, all over this country, are more important than our children," he said. "Our banks, our airports, our NBA games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they're all more protected than our children at school."Does that make any sense to anybody? Do we really love our money and our celebrities more than we love our children?"
"For them it's not a safety issue, it's a political issue," he said. "Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms, so they can eradicate all individual freedoms.
"Their solution is to make you, all of you, less free," LaPierre said. “They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America's mental health system and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI,” he said of those calling for new gun restrictions.
In addition, LaPierre brought up what we all have in common, which is the goal of safety. He said that we "share a goal of safe schools, safe neighborhoods and a safe country."
And he didn't pull any punches: "Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids."