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All the Leftist Anger We Are Getting
Means We Must Be Doing Our Job

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By Wayne LaPierre

Executive Vice President

s long as I have been observing and
participating in American politics I
have never seen anything like the
vitriol, the searing hatred of much of the
media, and the leadership of the Democrats
in Congress toward a sitting president of the
United States. Toxic is not a strong enough
word to describe the one-sided poisonous
atmosphere in Washington, D.C.
Those who so deeply despise President
Donald Trump also despise the good and
decent Americans who voted him into the
highest office. Those who despise President
Trump especially loathe the NRA for helping
make Trump's victory over arch-gun-banner
Hillary Clinton possible.
All of the media anger and leftist anger
toward the NRA mean we are doing our job.
Fighting for freedom means we fight to
protect those who believe as we do. NRA
members know we made the difference in
electing a president who is an American
patriot of such great promise.

DONALD TRUMP PLEDGED THAT HE
WOULD REVERSE THE FLOOD OF
UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE
ORDERS IMPOSED UNDER FORMER
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AS HE
BOASTED THAT HE WOULD "FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM" AMERICA.

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Promise is a remarkably accurate word to
describe our president.
Unlike some in the world of politics,
Trump truly is a man of his word. He keeps
his promises.
He pledged that he would be tough on
violent crime.
With Trump's pick of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions
as U.S. Attorney General, the nation has a
chief law enforcement officer who will vigorously enforce laws intended to take armed
criminals off the street.
Trump pledged that he would reverse the
flood of unconstitutional executive orders
imposed under former President Barack
Obama as he made the absurd boast that he
would "fundamentally transform the United
States of America."
In that, we have Trump's back.
Working with Congress, the president
signed into law legislation rescinding the
Obama administration's insane rule that
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was designed to deprive tens of thousands of Social Security recipients of their
Second Amendment-protected rights
simply because their financial affairs were
being handled by a friend or relative acting as a "representative payee." Those
older Americans were to be automatically
thrown into the same "prohibited persons"
category as convicted felons and thus be
disarmed.
Over the next year, we can expect to see
a host of illegal unconstitutional Obama rulings removed.
President Trump will clean out the swamp
in Washington.
But to all this, he needs us to watch his
back. He needs the same deep commitment
from NRA members and fellow gun owners
that we devoted to the election.
And that gets me to the most important
promise that Trump has kept. It is summed
up in a few words: The composition of the
U.S. Supreme Court.
With securing the U.S. Senate confirmation of federal U.S. Appeals Court Judge
Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court,
Trump has elevated a qualified and deserving successor to Associate Justice Antonin
Scalia, easily the most important jurist in our
lifetime. For those of your friends who don't
remember, it was Justice Scalia who penned
the landmark Heller decision-shutting down
the District of Columbia's ban on armed
self-defense in the home and declaring the
Second Amendment an individual right.
When the NRA promised President Trump
that we had his back, we meant it. He keeps
his word. We keep ours.
With a very sophisticated media and lobbying effort, the NRA went all-out to support
Gorsuch's confirmation. Once again NRA
members proved the grass-roots power of
the NRA as the oldest civil rights organization
in the country.
In Associate Supreme Court Justice
Gorsuch, we have a highly distinguished justice who is in the Scalia mold of an originalist
who will honor the intent of the founders.
The fact that arch anti-gun U.S. Sen.
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led a failed Senate
fight to kill the Gorsuch nomination defines
the importance of his addition to the court.
Over and over in his relentless attacks on
Gorsuch, Schumer claimed the only thing that
counts is ideology and that the president's
pick was out of the "mainstream."
If you want to get an idea of how
Schumer defines "mainstream," look no

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