LaPierre Challenges Obama… To a Debate!

National Rifle Association exec. vice president Wayne LaPierre challenged president Obama to a one-on-one, face-to-face, knock-down-drag-out… cage match debate!

In a recent video the head of the gun lobby fired back at POTUS, saying that while he wouldn’t appear at any of Obama’s “fixed fights,” like last week’s town hall meeting on gun control, he would meet the president on stage, with a neutral moderator acting as ref.

“I’ll meet you for a one-on-one, one-hour debate—with a mutually agreed-upon moderator—on any network that will take it,” said LaPierre. “No pre-screened questions and no gas-bag answers.”

“Americans will judge for themselves who they trust and believe on this issue—you or the NRA,” continued LaPierre. “Let’s see if you’re game for a fair debate. It’s your chance to show the American people you’re not afraid to meet the NRA on neutral ground.”

Wow! There it is. Quite the challenge for Obama. Man, would I love to see this spectacle! Can you imagine, Barack versus Wayne 2016? That would be epic.

To be honest, I think Obama would have the advantage. He is, after all, a more seasoned debater. Plus, he is more cool-headed and charismatic than Wayne (who can be rigid and awkward at times).

Don’t get me wrong, LaPierre would have the facts and information down pat, but in most debates style wins — not substance. For proof of that just watch the next GOP debate and really listen to Trump’s simplistic answer’s versus someone like Rubio, Cruz or Fiorina. In terms of detail and specificity, it’s not even close. They all blow Trump out of the water. Yet, Trump is leading in the polls.

So, I applaud LaPierre for putting the challenge to Obama. While he might not win, he’d certainly go down swinging and, in the end, the Second Amendment would be better for it.

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

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  • Andrew N January 23, 2016, 2:56 pm

    Obama won’t appear onstage without a teleprompter. There will be no debate without rigged questions and prearranged answers. He has no idea about the way guns work, or what would actually stop gun violence. The tools to stop gun violence are already in place, if he would just use them.

  • Batman January 19, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Fuck Obama, he’s a consummate liar! Remember looking at the cameras telling the American people “if you like your doctor / your insurance you can keep it” . All the Washington scandals he distances himself from denying any knowledge. Why have any dialogue with this scum he’ll only lie to tell the people what they want to hear. I’m waiting for “If you like your guns you can keep them” …….(crickets chirping)

  • Ron January 19, 2016, 11:46 am

    Jack, I used the AR-15 as a hunting rifle for 20+ years. And it can be used just as effectively for other things, like self defense. Your Rem 700,whole a great hunting rifle, doesn’t have that versatility. If you think the 2nd Amendment is about hunting, you are wrong. While the NRA is not perfect, it is all we have and it is not for hunters, it is for all that enjoy shooting sports and rely on these tools for their personal defense. The weapon is the mind so don’t blame the tool for Sandy Hook.

  • jack halloway January 16, 2016, 10:15 pm

    I’m a 67 year old life time gun owner and former NRA Member. Wayne LaPierre and his cronies have hijacked what was once a respectable Sportsman’s organization and turned it into an uncompromising, hard right wing, political arm of the major gun manufacturers. The last straw for me was the Sandy Hook massacre, children’s bodies still warm, and Lapierre bellowing that the AR15 is just another deer hunting rifle. Enough of these thugs.

    • Boba Fett January 17, 2016, 2:36 am

      Let’s not forget that regardless of who they’re doing it for, they’re doing the right thing. Make no mistake- the strategy of the anti-gun movement is to whittle away gun rights under the guise of “common sense” and “safety,” bit by bit, until there’s nothing left. Also, the NRA has every right to say whatever they want, even in the wake of a tragedy. Interesting that you’re not objecting to any of the outright lies and fallacies that Obama, Biden and Feinstein were spewing after Sandy Hook.

      • Sharon January 19, 2016, 12:03 am

        Boba Fett, what “outright lies and fallacies” did Obama spew after Sandy Hook? If you are going to make such claims about our POTUS, back it up. And hopefully with something other than a picture of Obama with made up quote printed on it. (It’s amazing how some people can be so gullible with those.)

        • John January 22, 2016, 9:02 am

          I see you are knee deep in the Kool-Aid…. Let me guess who you will be voting for.

    • dave January 20, 2016, 7:19 pm

      jack, sandy hoax never happened . the gov staged the whole thing. it looked not a remote bit like colimbine. that was real. and banning any type of firearm is not the solution. ask the fbi. they said it after the ban on certain firearms and components expired. it had no affect on crime. old people just think they know what there talken about…aint that right jack?

    • ExNuke January 20, 2016, 11:02 pm

      Are you offended that he called out your hero before he was done dancing in the blood for the camers? Nothing Obama has called for would do anything about that sort of tragedy and he admitted as much, why does he think it is a good deal to get hundreds killed to save one gang thugs life? Insanity has been described as doing the same thing and expecting different results. He wants to disarm everybody who has any respect left for the law so only politicians and other criminals have the upper hand just like the corrupt Mexican politicians who disarmed an entire country except for the criminals who now run the country.

  • Kivaari January 16, 2016, 12:23 am

    Lapierre would win easily. Obama only knows his talking points and would fear facing someone with real knowledge of the subject. I’d love to see it, but Obama has nothing to gain. Without a debate he can keep lying to the voters.

  • Gary January 15, 2016, 8:39 pm

    Dollars to donuts Barack will never do it, he can’t make shit up on the spot and not get challenged! The guy is phony as a $3 bill!

  • Scott January 15, 2016, 4:19 pm

    What silliness…..a National Rifle PRmeister challenging the President of the United States to a debate? Ohhh, my….and we probably have tons of folks here thinking that’s even news, since the editors here decided it is news. Geez, let’s grow up on all this folks.

    • Trent January 15, 2016, 5:58 pm

      You need to STFU. Obama is studdering coward who couldn’t debate his way out of parking ticket, unless of course his trusty teleprompter was on hand so he could read more ass hat canned answers, that someone with even less credibility or brain cells writes for him. Will it happen? No. Should it happen? HELL YES!

    • Kalashnikov Dude January 15, 2016, 7:41 pm

      Sure Scott, you prefer the “grown up” style instead? Where Obama lies and tells everyone that this is what the majority of Americans want, so he’ll just do it fiat instead of the prescribed method? You know, that old Constitutional process? Where the representatives of the American citizens create legislation, and Obama signs it, with his pen? In this case, the American people, through the Constitutional process actually rejected this, along with Obamacare, and the Dream Act. Scott, you act like you have some kind of monopoly on being the adult in the room. In reality, you have no idea what the hell you’re talking about. So my advice to you would be to shut up and listen for a while. You might actually learn something here.

    • Kivaari January 16, 2016, 12:25 am

      Obama would be too embarrassed to do it. He only knows the talking points he uses, and they are not factual. He’s a coward.

  • RAPTOR555 January 15, 2016, 2:41 pm

    Obama will accept the challenge immediately after his appearance on the Hannity Show. Better yet, he should be challenging Billary to a debate.

  • Methadras January 15, 2016, 2:08 pm

    Obama would lose handily because he doesn’t have the facts mastered on guns and gun ownership or even as a ‘Constitutional Professor’ other than the leftist screeds that he has piped into his ear piece and if none of you think he doesn’t wear an earpiece, then you don’t understand how leftists like this work.

  • syracusejoe January 15, 2016, 11:11 am

    I think LaPierre would do fine against Obama. But I’d most like to see Larry Pratt go at him. Larry is unflappable and never gives an inch under pressure.

    • Billy Bob January 15, 2016, 1:51 pm

      How do you tell who wins?

      • syracusejoe January 17, 2016, 12:33 pm

        nobody “wins”. This is just for show. Obama will never go for it anyway because he can’t control the discussion.

  • Kimberpross January 15, 2016, 9:51 am

    It will never happen.. The Narcissist in Chief will never subject himself to a a situation that he doesn’t have total control to come out as the apparent winner. It is all about him. This gun control executive order fiasco is all about his legacy, all about
    how history will see him. He is grasping at straws in his last year..

  • Jay January 15, 2016, 8:24 am

    Now that’s one debate I would watch from start to finish! I disagree with you on who might win, facts win over style any day, at least for any half blind person!

    • J.D. January 15, 2016, 1:29 pm

      Obama lies and like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat he pulls facts, polls and statistics out of his lying ass.

  • Cory January 15, 2016, 7:54 am
  • Chief January 15, 2016, 6:23 am

    I disagree that LaPierre would lose . Barry stumbles and mumbles all over the place with hard to answer questions which is why the media babies him with softballs .He is only precise when reading from a teleprompter .

    • S.H. Blannelberry January 15, 2016, 6:29 am

      That’s a good point!

  • Terrance Pollock January 15, 2016, 6:20 am

    Your gratuitous anti Trump shot in the LaPierre debate challenge report just earned you a permanent place on my anti spam list.

    Up yours !!

    • S.H. Blannelberry January 15, 2016, 6:26 am

      It’s not that I dislike Trump, it’s that his answers aren’t that detailed or specific when compared to the other candidates. That’s all I’m saying. I actually think Trump has been great for the political process.

      And I have absolutely no idea who I’m voting for yet.

  • SolidStateTactical January 15, 2016, 4:13 am

    Better yet, have a running fact-check ticker on the bottom of the screen that keeps tabs on all the factual errors and skewed stats that BO would certainly claim.

    • Doug McDonald January 15, 2016, 7:56 am

      The debate should be sure to include the Obama wide spread support of the UN Small Arms Treaty push on Americans.
      No one is talking about this !

  • Mike January 14, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Never happen. The anti-gun people are not concerned with facts or right and wrong. They just want guns gone from the earth. They believe this will somehow bring on a new heaven on earth society where there is no more violence. The rest of us know what our forefathers learned- Firearms are the great equalizer. Firearms are what allow you and I to not have to be subject to the law of the jungle- Might makes right. Anybody with a firearm has the potential to defend themselves from aggression from even a group of like armed assailants. How many of use could take on 3 assailants when we are all armed with baseball bats or machetes? How many of our mothers, wives, daughters could? No guns means going back to the dark ages where the biggest gang rules. I sure don’t want to go back to those days.

    • GlobalInsanity January 15, 2016, 9:07 am

      You are wrong, The anti gunners do not want guns gone from the earth. What they do want however, Is all the law abiding citizens to be defenseless, so that the Government and the criminals have a monopoly on violence. What happens when the government and criminals are the only ones with access to guns? more mass shootings, more democide more fear, far less safety for the average american.

      GUN control is not about safety or preventing violence, it is about people control, nothing else.

  • Will Drider January 14, 2016, 7:59 pm

    If no response from bamalama in 30 days, challange hillary, no response then challenge sanders, then o’malley. Try feinstein and bloomberg. They are like roaches that scatter when the lights come one. 24 Hours after the debate, have a Fact Checker Review Show! These would be great learning opportunities for the misguided.

    • praharin January 15, 2016, 3:08 am

      Sadly, I think you’re wrong. Those against the right to bear arms would consider the polite decline of this spectacle a demonstration of great courage. The modern day pacifist hero, declining pistols at high noon, if you will, and taking the high road, not “stooping to the level” of the unenlightened, violent NRA.

      • Joseph K Foti January 15, 2016, 6:24 am

        “Those against the right to bear arms”..Your words, those against the Constitutional rights of millions of your fellow citizens because you have an aversion to whatever they like. Where does your arrogant, insulting self righteous kind come from, to believe that you are better than someone else because you don’t agree.. You are the one who is unenlightened and pacifistic,one who wants peace at any cost.. Cowardly at any level and unrealistic in any realm.. WE do not stoop. WE stand ..You cannot cope , you bend..

        • DJS588 January 15, 2016, 7:54 am

          If, in fact, YOU STAND why don’t you and your Democrat politicians take the appropriate action?
          By appropriate, I mean, make it known throughout the country, that you will take the action necessary to amend the Constitution, thereby eliminating the Second Amendment.
          I often hear of the desire to do that, but do not recall any such action in the States or the Congress.
          No insult intended, but if you and your compatriots desire this change in our Country, make yourselves known.
          Oh, and don’t try to claim fear that such action would result in your life being threatened by such organizations like the NRA, GOA, SAF, etc. And, if and when you and your kind choose to include the “Mass Killings” as a reason the amendment, the VAST majority of those Murderers in our Country are/were DEMOCRATS, and NOT MEMBERS of the NRA or the others.
          I hope your day goes well, and if you are serious then I think your view should be known. Perhaps you could start by putting up “Gun-Free Zone” signs in your front yard, and maybe a bumper sticker or two.
          Whether you will admit it, a major factor in some areas having a significantly LOWER violent crime rate is due the Right of the People, residing there to not have their 2nd right infringed.

      • Jim Ackles January 15, 2016, 6:46 am

        Did I read you right ? ” Violent NRA ” wow, talk about no child left behind. That’s by far the most stupid comment I have read yet. You obviously know nothing about the NRA and goes to prove, you can’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

        • Flyboyron January 15, 2016, 1:04 pm

          I think he was speaking to show what the “anti-gun” elites would say when Obama declines. Not expressing his own opinion.

          I hope so, anyway.

          • Moose January 15, 2016, 11:10 pm

            ^^^ THIS!!! ^^^
            I think we who are Pro Constitutional Rights need to slow down and Understand what people are saying before we fire back(pun intended) at those we feel oppose us. We must be smart. We must respond rather than react or one or two of us make us all out to be asses. Same goes for the FU comment at the top. Of course this isn’t news. We all know Bo would get embarrassed and believe it or not he’s actually too smart to put himself in that situation. Let’s not discredit one another with ignorant comments. That’s the liberals role and I cringe when people speak poorly on my behalf, our behalf, as 2nd A supporters are always lumped together. The sad part is only the ignorant stand out and are remembered. If you don’t belie me just look at the Donald. He barely knows his ass from a hole in the ground and is only running for himself. Just a couple years ago he was perfectly fine with abortion and gun control. Neither of these are subjects I take lightly or tolerate someone flip flopping. Today he’s leading the polls.. Don’t be sheep and follow the herd. Know the facts. Think before you speak. These are basic rules of common sense. Good day and GOD BLESS.

    • Batman January 19, 2016, 2:24 pm


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