It really isn’t that outrageous, when you look at the context, those soon-to-be controversial words of NRA president David Keene.
Speaking at a rally of about 7,000 people protesting New York gun laws in Albany, Keene promised that the NRA would “soon have five million members” because of a surge of interest after lawmakers passed laws in response to the shooting of 20 elementary school children in Connecticut. “Because of the fact that we, as believers in the Second Amendment, are willing to do something that most people in this country are not willing to do, which is not just to stand up for our rights, but to support those people who stand with us and work to get rid of those in public office who do not,” the NRA president told the crowd.
“So we’re with you,” Keene added. “We’ll help you defeat the politicians that would deprive you of your rights. We’ll help you overcome these statutes in court. We’ll do whatever’s necessary to make certain the Second Amendment rights that we have had passed down to us are going to be passed down to future generations.”
So what part of that quote gets highlighted by liberal sites? Consider the headline from Raw Story.
NRA president: Gun owners will do ‘whatever’s necessary’ to ‘get rid of’ anti-gun lawmakers
Notice how a perfectly sane and rational statement of intent to work through the political process and the courts to vindicate the Second Amendment rights of America is immediately cast as an threat of violence? Expect this effort to deceive Americans to continue – and work to make sure that it does not succeed.