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NRA VP Wayne LaPierre is Taken Completely Off Guard in Heated Fox Interview (VIDEO)

In an amazing exchange between Fox News host Chris Wallace and NRA head Wayne LaPierre, Wallace tore into a controversial ad that the NRA ran which criticized Obama for providing armed security for his children, while trying to propose new gun legislation for average citizens.

In an amazing exchange between Fox News host Chris Wallace and NRA head Wayne LaPierre, Wallace tore into a controversial ad that the NRA ran which criticized Obama for providing armed security for his children, while trying to propose new gun legislation for average citizens.

When the ad was released, it soon fell under controversy for trying to suggest that President Obama was being hypocritical in his skepticism of placing armed guards in schools, while his children are provided the same exact security on a day-by-day basis. Wallace immediately confronted LaPierre on the logical inconsistency of this argument, pointing out that the President’s children “face a threat that most children do not face.”

Clearly stunned by Wallace’s forthright attack, LaPierre invoked the Newtown tragedy by responding, “Tell that to the people in Newtown.”

Wallace wasted no time following up.

“Do you really think that the President’s children are the same kind of target as every school child in America? That’s ridiculous and you know it sir.”

LaPierre: “You know, unfortunately I think there are parents all over this school — all over the country that think their kids are entitled to the same amount of protection when they go to school and they want their kids to be safe.”

Wallace: “So they should have Secret Service?”

LaPierre: “No, but what they should have is police officers or certified armed security in those schools to keep people safe.”

Wallace then argued that armed guards in schools will not protect children “in the shopping mall, in the movie theater, on the street” and criticized the NRA for attempting to introduce divisive class rhetoric into the gun debate. He went on to note that LaPierre himself relies on armed security guards and asked, “Does that make you an elite, and out-of-touch elite, because you have security?” “This idea of an elite class is just nonsense.”

Watch the heated exchange below.

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  2. Spaceman Spiff

    February 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I don;t think the president has any choice about the security of his family does he?

  3. Azzy

    February 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Translation: The NRA wants a police state.

  4. Boothby171

    February 4, 2013 at 4:04 am

    The NRA wants anarchy and chaos because anarchy and chaos SELL MORE GUNS for their masters

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  6. Kris Russell

    August 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I’m surprised how Chris Wallace still has a job at Fox News.

  7. Who me?

    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Quite the opposite. The President has little say in his security. It’s a Secret/Uniformed Service protection mandate. I dated GWB’s Liason several years ago and can attest that the SS is a wholly self managed force with little or NO input from the Executive office. It’s up to the SS to institute threat control….

  8. phil

    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 am

    no, the NRA wants the wild west.

  9. Mel Haun Sr

    August 5, 2013 at 5:50 am

    YES, it is about selling guns. in recent years around 30,000 per year have died of gun related injuries. In a way that is sort of misleading because some 13,000 were suicides and Iraq and Afghanistan vets made up many of those. There were over 3000 children with gunshot wounds ( over a hundred died ). More guns is never the answer IMNSHEO.

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  11. RichardR

    August 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

    That’s a great point. And there’s good reason for that…a president can’t act like a president if he’s acting as a father or a husband. He can’t do his job if he’s worried about the safety of his family. In fact, if the president does become compromised in that way (because his wife or children have been kidnapped or something), he can be forcibly relieved of duty by mandate of the cabinet and vice-president. Not to use a movie as supporting evidence, but watch Air Force One with Harrison Ford. Same thing. Presidents have to make hard decisions, and they’re Target #1 for a lot of people. Protecting the man’s family is protecting his capacity to fulfill his duty to the office. Which is why the president and his family get Secret Service protection whether they want it or not.

  12. RichardR

    August 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

    LaPierre is an evil ass-hat, but I will say this: I went to a high-school with armed security standing by, and I know I felt a lot safer for it. Matter of fact, it was many years later when I found out that not every school DID have it. Schools do need armed security. Not to say that means giving guns to teachers and janitors, but having an armed officer on campus seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to me.

  13. RichardR

    August 5, 2013 at 8:05 am

    As long as they’re the police.

  14. Juliet

    August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Police states don’t allow private gun ownership. Besides, according to the NRA, police are useless (hence the talk of private guards).

  15. Marecek

    August 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Actually, I think they want the exact opposite – total anarchy with a profusion of armed camps – all of which will need arms from the arms manufacturers.

  16. BOOM!

    August 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    And BOOM goes the dynamite in Mr. LaPierre’s face

  17. William Wilson

    August 6, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Like a few military attacks from within thier own ranks and terror attacks from inside workers there is a better solution than massive numbers of guns and gun men/women. People can choose to be free of guns by limiting the numbers made and placed within reach by locking them up with intense security as to who can get them and for what reason. Rabbit hunters can have their areas under their own care and self regulation as other hunters. But men can go back to being men without guns and if necessary growing old as brave men willing to die if it means an end to the madness of gun proliferation. Few will die and the tyranny of guns will drop.

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