Assault Weapons Ban Provokes NRA Reaction
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, told supporters today that President Obama's aim in supporting gun control was not to protect children but to erode the Second Amendment.
LaPierre said in his speech, "For our Second Amendment freedom, Mr. President, we will stand and fight throughout this country for our freedom," according to CBS News.
The bill, if passed by the Senate, would outlaw the sale of the type of weapon used in the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were killed.
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