Wayne LaPierre

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, Lindsey Graham Play Racial Scare Card

At The Grio, Joy-Ann Reid exposes the organization's race-baiting tactics

by The Grio, February 15, 2013

Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre unleashed an incendiary manifesto on Thursday, describing America — and Brooklyn, New York in particular — as a virtual hellscape of marauding Hispanic gangs, looters and terrorists, all poised to menace anyone who hasn’t gotten themselves a semi-automatic … or two, or three.

“Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States,” LaPierre wrote in an op-ed entitled “Stand and Fight,” which was posted to the conservative Daily Caller website. “Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, and though the states on the U.S./Mexico border may be the first places in the nation to suffer from cartel violence, by no means are they the last.”

He went on to accuse President Barack Obama of failing to protect the U.S. southern border, and claimed that “when the next terrorist attack comes, the Obama administration won’t accept responsibility. Instead, it will do what it does every time: blame a scapegoat and count on Obama’s “mainstream” media enablers to go along.”

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