Not too long after a bizarre rant warning the world about potential lawless rioting by people from Brooklyn, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre issued another rambling speech about the Obama administration’s push to implement universal background checks. “Don’t you be fooled — there is nothing universal and nothing reasonable about it,” LaPierre said to the 2013 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Utah.
“This so-called universal background check is aimed at one thing,” LaPierre said. “It’s aimed at registering your guns. And when another tragic opportunity presents itself, that registry will be used to confiscate your guns.”
Regardless of the fact that the prospect of mass gun confiscations has been debunked as conspiratorial fear-mongering, LaPierre still insists on using the bizarre and fringe narrative at the forefront of his talking points.
“This is not universal background checks, this is universal registration of all of your firearms,” he added.
LaPierre reminded the audience about the time when the New York Journal News leaked a government list of gun owners in January. He then used this to promote the illogical theory that the list could be used by criminals to target gun owners.
“So picture this — your name, your address on a map giving directions to your home that could include a list of all the specific firearms you own. That’s a pretty handy list if you’re a seasoned criminal or a drug dealer or a gang member,” he said.
Watch LaPierre’s speech in the video below.