NRA Picks New ‘Public Enemy #1’ at Annual Meetings

President Barack Obama used to be the National Rifle Association’s public enemy number one. But I’d argue that his days of carrying that dubious honor are numbered, if not, already gone.

The NRA has a new primary political target in its crosshairs: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

While a lot can happen between now and the 2016 election, the smart money is on Bill-ary. She’s well-known by constituents, well-heeled (thanks to Wall Street bankers and her husband’s international non-profit organizations) and well established within the Democratic party, which is why the NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre is on the attack.

In LaPierre’s speech at the 2015 Annual Meetings & Exhibits, he absolutely hammered Hillary.

“Do we really want to put the country through another Clinton term of scandal and deceit and self-serving behavior?” asked LaPierre on Friday.

“She will not bring a dawn of new promise and opportunity,” LaPierre continued. “Hillary Rodham Clinton will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair, forced upon the American people to endure.”

LaPierre went on to list all the Clinton scandals, using the suffix “gate” after each one:

Gennifer Flowers-gate.
Lincoln Bedroom-gate.
Paula Jones-gate.
Vince Foster-gate.
White House coffee-gate.
Web Hubble hush money-gate.
Illegal gift-gate.
Wiped Server-gate

After recounting the list, LaPierre quipped, “Hillary Clinton has more gates than a South Texas cattle ranch.”

LaPierre concluded with a promise to the NRA faithful.

“I vow on this day, NRA members will stand shoulder to shoulder with you and with good, honest, decent Americans,” said LaPierre.  “We will stand and we will fight with everything we’ve got and, in 2016, by God, we WILL elect our next great president of these United States and it will not be Hillary Rodham Clinton!”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • taxx73 October 28, 2015, 8:47 pm

    Ever heard of operation fast and furious? Your beloved embarrassment in chief authorized thousands of felony straw purchases. LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!”

  • L Lee April 18, 2015, 3:42 am

    Even though one may agree with the pick, as long as LaPierre and the NRA has a number one and keep things stirred up it keeps their bank account full. I dropped my membership and support for the NRA when a few years back they came out in support of “cop killer” bullets.

  • Pat Finnie April 14, 2015, 6:10 pm

    And little megalomaniac backing both to the hilt with his $33,000,000,000 is ? Now who should be #1 on the list and ????

  • Rand Paul April 14, 2015, 10:48 am

    VOTE Rand Paul for 2016 President!

    • Chris Christie April 14, 2015, 5:40 pm

      OK, I will !

  • blades1 April 13, 2015, 6:22 pm

    I unfortunately lived in Arkansas during the Clinton era. If you think that Obama is bad just elect Hillary. She is the most coniving,evil,and vindictive person I know. She wants the USA to be part of a one world order. Do not trust her. You will be sorry

  • Russ April 13, 2015, 5:29 pm

    I share the views of NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre.
    In case you missed it above, here’s why Hillary can’t hold office in America, and should go to prison immediately.
    Please watch;

  • Damon April 13, 2015, 4:28 pm

    How about no more dynastic politicians, period? No more Clintons, Bushes, Kennedys, Roosevelts, or Pauls. This is America. We’re not supposed to have an aristocracy, and politics is NOT supposed to be the family business.

  • Zopalote April 13, 2015, 4:27 pm

    Civilian gun and ammunition sales are larger under President Obama than with any president in history, while he hasn’t done a single solitary fucking thing to interfere. Nothing justifies you cock sucker’s hatred of him except plain stupid racism. You fools should be singing his praises. It’s your paranoia and manufacturer’s market manipulation that cause rim-fire ammunition shortages. Same with center fire shortages, and it’s your own pig laziness that you don’t just reload your own. Gun prices are out of sight because of your unhinged greed, while guns themselves are plentiful and freely available. To say otherwise is a plain stupid lie.. The NRA is a pitiful shell of the great organization it once was because of the lunatics who have infiltrated and taken it over – industry ass kissing bastards every one, playing to your childish and unfounded fears.

    • Joe April 15, 2015, 7:34 am

      You are a complete ignoramus, congratulations…

    • taxx73 October 28, 2015, 8:58 pm

      Just another Obama kool-aid drinker. Gun and ammunition prices are up because Obama keeps trying to take away ALL Americans rights. You must want to live in a nazi or Communist community. Please do the rest of us a favor and move to a country where you can do this unfortunately Americans prefer freedom and the Bill of Rights. LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!!”

    • Nelson Kline May 27, 2016, 9:26 am

      Zopalote is absolutely correct. Obama has done nothing to take away 2a rights. The ammo shortages were market manipulation by the manufacturers. The firearms industry keeps the NRA afloat, not memberships. The NRA represents the interests of the factories, not the individual gun owner.

    • Moe April 21, 2017, 8:09 pm

      You’re an angry, bitter moron. I’m going to keep your post to remind me how awful a human being can become. Biiter, spiteful, and stupid. I will say this – may be one of the absolute worst examples of human garbage that I’ve ever been exposed to (I always guve credit where it’s due).

  • Doc Loch April 13, 2015, 2:38 pm

    Did I miss Benghazi-gate in there somewhere?
    What about Navy-Seal-gate?

  • Dick April 13, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Hey all,
    If all of us would spend half as much time working to convince the majority of Sheeple in America today
    of the central importance of their Constitutional heritage as we do writing BLOGS to ourselves (the people who
    need to hear what we are saying aren’t listening) about personality issues you and I would have a better chance
    to make a positive difference in this nation under God.

  • uniqua d. johnson April 13, 2015, 12:22 pm

    You ppl should be ashamed of yo selfs Hillary Clinton is the best thing that’s ever happened to America besides Mr. Obama. You gun loving woman and minority fearing pro gunners is scared that she will lead our nation to its golden age where there is no more poverty or slavery. Our children wont be shot by white cops with there own motives of fear and jealousy. One day when there are no more guns to kill our babies we will rise above and the second amendment will be abolished! Vote Hillary in 2016. Don’t be intimidated by a strong woman!

    • Mr. LARRY C. April 13, 2015, 2:36 pm

      Your just an ignorant minority! Slavery was abolished by the majority over fifty years ago. You need to read a history book instead of blaming someone else for your personal downfalls you communist welfare sucking leach! You are a cancer on our society.

      • Nelson Kline May 27, 2016, 9:28 am

        Slavery was abolished 50 years ago? What about the Civil War?

    • Russ April 13, 2015, 5:23 pm

      “You ppl” “yo selfs” ?!?!
      My head almost blew up listening to your stupidity.
      Until I realized your a Liberal Asshole Troll, sent here to start a fight.
      Go away idiot, we don’t need you on our firearm forums.
      Tell the truth, Did S.H. BLANNELBERRY send you here?

    • drjohn January 26, 2018, 9:22 am

      It’s too bad you don’t have this same indignation about the MILLIONs of black babies that have been killed through liberalDemocraat supported abortions over the last 60 years!!

  • Larry April 13, 2015, 12:18 pm

    Wow, Charlotte has sure gotten her empty head handed to her. I love all the comments to her idiotic entry.

  • ken r April 13, 2015, 12:12 pm

    Hillary is the best and Joe “buy a shotgun” Biden 2nd best candidate…for the Republicans chances. Baggage and stupidity galore! But, Remember it’s not just the 2nd Amendment that wins the election, it’s all the other promises someone else gets to pay for.

  • Jay April 13, 2015, 9:25 am

    Charlotte who’s being sexist when someone votes for somebody based on being the same gender?
    Billary is the perfect example!
    The perfect example of what’s wrong with America and the whole political scene. She is nothing but a dysfunctional political celebrity with no real accomplishments that have bettered America or Americans, except scandals and misdeeds! The gates listed above are only a small portion of the underhanded corruption in her closet! Yet she can run for president because of the ill informed public who only looks at what they want to see and hear what they want to hear! The tipping point for any thinking person should be, if obama says “she would make a great president” which he did, you know you should vote for someone else!

  • Ken M April 13, 2015, 8:53 am

    First it was everything was racist now its sexist, Charlotte, you are the idiot and the problem…

  • GuidoFL April 13, 2015, 8:53 am

    The Clinton’s are OLD news ! Yet new scandals still pop up every week and the old ones are in the closet. Bill is a convicted perjurer yet the media luvs him, go figure !

  • Alan1018 April 13, 2015, 8:49 am

    Just what we need another socialist running for President. And this clown paraphrased Hitler in a recent speech, ignored by the liberal media. “Society’s needs come before the individual’s needs.” – Adolph Hitler
    “We must stop thinking about the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” – Hillary Clinton
    And they want this thing to be President? Hasn’t America been punished enough the last six years?

    • Robert April 16, 2015, 4:45 pm

      In the above quote from Hillary she says “we must do whats best for society.” Try this on right out of the booklet “Barack Obama’s RULES FOR REVOLUTION.” Page 11 – When Hillary graduated from Wellesley in 1969, she was offered a job with Alinsky’s new training school institute in Chicago. She opted instead to enroll at Yale Law School, where she met her husband, and future president , Bill Clinton. In March 2007, the Washington Post reported that she had kept her connections even in the White House and gave Alinsky’s army support: “As first lady, Clinton occasionally lent her name to projects endorsed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the Alinsky group that offered her a job in 1968. She raised money and attended two events organized by the Washington Interfaith Network, an IAF affiliate.” Now, do we really want a communist sympathizer in the White House again? Also do we want Bill flying all over the globe on taxpayer money raising money for the tax free Clinton Foundation which they both control? I don’t think so. And also remember Ron Brown, their Secretary of Commerce, who died in a mysterious plane crash just before he was to testify about the Clinton’s past dealings before congressional committees. In a classified document it was revealed that the signaling device to land the plane safely at the airfield had been shut off and reinstalled in a van that parked at the base of the mountain where the plane crashed preventing Brown from testifying. Strange isn’t it? In addition to the 40 plus individuals that disappeared or died who knew of the Clintons when the were in Arkansas. Be careful what you wish for or vote for.

  • Joe April 13, 2015, 8:39 am

    I’m sure Billary would say
    “What does it matter”
    The constitution was written by a bunch of old fogeys wearing powdered wigs…

    I’m here to say
    NO more Clinton style politics !!!

  • Jery April 13, 2015, 8:38 am

    It is people like Charlotte(4-13,15) who have put Obama in office for 2 terms and look what has happened to this country, internally and abroad! Wake up America before it is to late!

  • Todd April 13, 2015, 8:31 am

    Hillary is no friend to American citizens let alone firearms enthusiasts. We need to voice our constitutional rights and vote in droves come Election Day. This is the only way. If each republican spent the time to persuade one person to vote in opposition to her we would win with ease. Make it a personal goal everyone. Defend firearms, defeat Clinton!

  • Johnny B Goode April 13, 2015, 8:29 am

    I do not think Hilary can get nominated. She has a lot more skeletons in her closet now than she did before. She had every advantage in 2008. Barack Obama came out of nowhere and stole the nomination from Hilary. Hilary cannot get her base excited about the future. Many people wonder if Hilary is capable of securing our nation. Hilary has so many negatives no single person can list them all.
    We need to chase all the nut jobs out of our own party. We need to show the nation we can get stuff done. Right now all we have shown the people of America the Republican party is dysfunctional. We need to get the economy rolling. We need to make people believe the next generation has a chance to life better than we have. Hilary Clinton is not our enemy. We are our own enemy.

  • Chris April 13, 2015, 8:27 am

    Charlotte. Your comment is one of the the problems in this country. If you speak the truth about someone or something, your being racist or sexist. That’s the biggest reason that Barack Obama is never criticized and was elected and then re-elected. People are afraid of being called racist, sexist, or homophobe. Now here you are, throwing the “s” word around with Hillary. She will be no better than Obama. She is also a self serving witch that should never grace any political office in this country again. As a matter of fact, she should probably spend some time in jail.

  • Mike K April 13, 2015, 8:14 am

    Being anti Hillary, or anyone else with her record, is NOT sexist! There are many great ladies that I would proudly vote for. Condoleezza Rice instantly comes to mind, So stop the sexist, racist, or any other card playing to draw attention away from the many failings and shortcomings of an otherwise non defensible, terrible candidate with a proven record of total incompetency. If you want to talk about sexism just look at her only avowed reason for running. She’s the one who claims it’s time for a female president, and that’s ALL SHE’S GOT!

    • Robert April 16, 2015, 4:22 pm

      Compare those who want to serve the public like you would compare good products or bad products to buy. Let’s try this for a starter. How does Hillary stack up against Margaret Thatcher? Contest over!!

  • Paul April 13, 2015, 8:12 am


    2nd person already a troll. wow hilary must be truly desperate and, of course, here comes the sexist wall of crap already to quash anyone and anything that would question the queen( wanna be ). if America elects another clinton, we are doomed.
    America, please get off the couch and lets vote the liberals all the way to the damn moon. please people, use your mind AND your brain. DO NOT vote for another 4 years of obummer. if you think clinton will make things better, please you and everyone that thinks that, move to europe and use your magic there, they want you there, they love that crap.

  • Leon April 13, 2015, 7:53 am

    You’re kidding right? Sounds like you’re the idiot. Look what Obama has been doing and trying to do with his pen and his phone. Sexiest??? Your the only person who’s brought up gender. I think Hillery has a penis, so let’s not make this about gender just yet…

    • Larry April 13, 2015, 12:14 pm

      She’s certainly got a big set of stones! Plus she is one Evil woman. She scares me & I’m fearless!

  • Charlotte April 13, 2015, 6:50 am

    He is an idiot. Why don’t you attack those folks giving you money – that also want to control gun laws? Hillary is not going to do anything to the NRA. Please quit being so sexist.

    • Marc Miller April 13, 2015, 7:20 am

      They’re is nothing sexist in the article or the speech. That’s just something dim-witted leftists say when they have no argument or facts to counter what is said. Stop trying to shame people with your lies. Unlike your imagined slight your words actually are an attempt to muzzle constitutional free speech.

      • Lee April 14, 2015, 12:34 am

        You’re wasting your time. That is how Hillary is going to play this. Anything critical, her age (remember the issue during Reagan and McCain’s campaign? No one cut them any slack) but say anything critical at all, like she has bad policies, etc., and every time it will be the same thing that the kool-aid drinker, “Charlotte” hurled and the end of her diatribe. Just watch…it will be disgusting. Too bad…because she is extremely smart, her world-view just sucks.

    • Dale April 13, 2015, 7:47 am

      Charlotte, just because Wayne is a man you don’t have to negate everything he says. Quit being so sexist.

    • Joe April 13, 2015, 8:34 am

      Evidently you weren’t following politics when Billarys husband with a stroke of a pen denied All American citizens the right under the second amendment of our constitution to purchase a semi automatic firearm imported from another country.
      It isn’t about sexist bias child, It’s about our Constitutional rights.

    • Michael Brown April 13, 2015, 8:41 am

      He didn’t say anything about her gender… you’re and idiot….

    • Kenneth Herndon April 13, 2015, 8:48 am


      If it not the race card it the gender one. You libs alway want to throw in crap to obscure the the record. Think about all the foreign money shoveled into the Clinton scam funds from all those women-respecting Arabs and liberty-loving Chinese. You have ignored Bloomberg and Steyer, among others, who are dumping money to try to void the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre should add gender-gate to his list. You libs will do anything to avoid the many and serious detrimental actions and costs to our county by the current man in the White House, many of which were supported by if not originated by your beloved Hillary. Get a life, but don’t get a gun.

      • Minnie April 14, 2015, 9:58 pm

        The second amendment has nothing to do with private citizens and guns. It had to do with militias bearing arms to protect the union. Maybe you gun loving nut jobs should read it sometime. It’s good stuff.

        • Bill April 15, 2015, 10:24 am

          “The second amendment has nothing to do with private citizens and guns. It had to do with militias bearing arms to protect the union.”

          Gee, as a Second Amendment scholar, one would think you would understand that the militia referenced in the amendment IS private citizens with guns.

          “Maybe you gun loving nut jobs should read it sometime. It’s good stuff.”

          Somehow I don’t believe you really think it’s “good stuff”…

    • GySgt_Mas April 13, 2015, 8:54 am

      If this isn’t a joke, it should be. Hitlery is completely unfit to lead, not because of her questionable gender of genitalia or her thinly-veiled sexual orientation, it’s because she lacks the morals and ethics required to lead. She let those brave men die at Benghazi- she put her own political expediency before saving American lives at least once, and in my book you don’t get another chance after that.

      Nobody is judging the book by her cover here- those of us who have paid attention the past 20+ years know this dictatorette all too well – and we will NEVER be ready for Hitlery, because she is UNFIT to LEAD.

    • Stive April 13, 2015, 8:58 am

      Who are you calling an idiot, LaPierre?
      I don’t think there’s anything sexist about this. If Hil gets the nod, God forbid, she should be the target, as well as any other anti-gun politician. And, I don’t care which party they represent. We need someone that will uphold the Constitution, end of comment!

    • Ed April 13, 2015, 9:04 am

      What an amazing comment. Hillary is a total Marxist, and I don’t know of any communist countries that champion freedom. Stay with msnbc and your make believe utopia.

    • 427COBRAMAN April 13, 2015, 12:04 pm

      Charlotte: 1) The NRA can take any donation it wishes as it is not running for office.
      2) The persons donating to the NRA and the NRA itself are not trying to “control gun laws”, rather they are fighting back at those who who “want to control gun laws”. If you hadn’t noticed, there is a guaranteed right to “keep and bear arms”.
      Think of it like this: pretend the Government is trying to remove or curtail your 1ST Amendment rights. They would forbid you of speaking, printing or emailing certain words, phrases and subject matter all the while there is a guaranteed right to speak any words on any subject. Understand now?
      3) It is not bigotry to disagree with the political stance of any minority. We disagree on the policy, not the skin color or gender.
      4) Remember during the abortion debate when the Left’s mantra was “Roe vs Wade is the law of the land—-get over it”? Well, ‘the 2nd Amendment is in the Constitution—–get over it’
      5) Notice that I did not call you ‘stupid’, but I will say that Wayne has a lot more on the ball than you do.

    • Carl April 13, 2015, 12:38 pm

      The NRA’s position appears, as best I can tell, to be based on facts and a firm openly stated agenda by the current Democratic leadership to dismantle the Second Amendment. Hillary has given good reason for the NRA to oppose her. There is a big difference from the NRA’s position to protect existing constitutional rights and the overall Democratic agenda, including Hillary’s, to control laws, especially gun laws. The NRA is not trying to control laws.

      I have to ask you, what about any of this is being sexist? Please be specific?

      Do you find, as I do, that people often throw out “dodges” like trying to play the “sex card”, the “race card”, or other cards whenever they hear something contrary to their interests? It seldom seems to have anything to do with the subject at hand, but is instead intended to try to bully someone into dropping a subject or to kowtow to their special interests.

    • Charles Magda April 13, 2015, 12:45 pm

      You say “Hillary WONT do ANYTHING to The NRA” ? HA . What do You Think She is DOING NOW???
      She Wants GUN BANS, MAGAZINE BANS, AMMO BANS. She Wants to Prosecute Legal Gun Owners
      Not the “CRIMMINALS”……..

    • john April 13, 2015, 1:39 pm

      Only sexiest i see is you….

    • Russ April 13, 2015, 4:57 pm

      LOL, Charlotte is a Charlatan!
      Wise up Libtard!
      Here’s your 1st lesson on Hillary;
      Others please watch, so you will know why Hillary should not be able to hold office, and in fact, go directly to jail, NOW!

    • george naschke April 13, 2015, 6:35 pm

      So the accusations of sexism have begun. Just when I was getting used to being called a racist for my opposition to Barack Hussein Obama and the democrap party, now I have to be a sexist. And I actually like women and have worked for women without resentment for many years. Hillary Clinton is a good example of only one thing: a deceitful, corrupt, egotistical machine politician.

    • AZArchangel55 April 13, 2015, 7:12 pm

      So I guess it’s time to turn in our “Race Cards” for our “Misogynistic Sexist Card” huh ?

    • Onager April 14, 2015, 2:26 pm

      She may not do anything directly to the NRA but she sure as heck will bring government corruption to new heights.
      Do your homework before you defend this vile scumbag. Going back to her early years studying under Saul Alinsky. This pathetic excuse of a human is a socialist/communist. She would use the power of the POTUS to finish what Ovomit started, Fundamentaly change this nation into something unrecogizable to the 33% of the citizens that love this country and its founding principals.

    • David K April 20, 2015, 8:30 pm

      Here we go…… Anything or anyone that states the truth about Hillary is SEXIST. Only 43% of “The People” trust her and that number will continue to go down until she is defeated in the election. WAKE UP Charlotte! Research Mrs. Clinton and you will see that she as corrupt as one could be. Just review all of the “Gates” listed in the speech, Oh, and see what her boss said about her when she was a lawyer involved in the “Watergate” case.

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 5:48 pm

      Neither LaPierre nor anyone here has called Hillary Clinton the broom-riding castrating bitch she is – until i just did. Sexist enough for you? No? Then we have to reflect that she didn’t leave that philandering crook she was married to AFTER it came out she was only the SECOND receptacle for the First Slick Willie, after he chose Monica Lewinsky as First Receptacle and Humidor-in-Chief of the Office of the President. Apparently P.J. O’Rourke was right – “Some women are born great, and some have greatness thrust into them.”
      Now, you know when someone’s actually doing sexist comments.

      Seriously, LaPierre’s criticisms of Hillary Clinton are all firmly based on her flagrant disregard for ethics, propriety and the laws the rest of us only break at the peril of being arrested or having to flee the country as Robert Snowden did, for doing what Hillary Clinton did with classified government information – for much less noble motives than Snowden’s/

      I submit Hillary Clinton is far more sexist than her worst critic – she cynically declares herself a champion of women’s rights, but her own treatment of her husband’s victims marks her as a wicked, lawless enabler of the worst sexual predator ever to disgrace the White House with her presence. The “women’s movement” is similarly culpable for supporting slimy Slick Willie after his career as a sexual predator came to light – all because they were grateful for his support of abortion. And what cynical sexual predator WOULDN’T want his victims to have ready access to abortions?

      The only intellectually honest feminists are the ones who abhor Hillary and Bill Clinton for the slime they are.

  • Ray April 13, 2015, 6:00 am

    You might what to warn the Public that, if you think 22 ammo is hard to get now, wait until Hillary gets in!

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