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NRA Planning 'The Fight of the Century' Against Obama

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:27:28 am

If you think the NRA's attempt to drum up fury and hatred for President Obama is already despicable, just wait -- you ain't seen nothin' yet: NRA Planning 'The Fight of the Century' Against Obama.

The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama's plans as "the fight of the century" in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as "the SHOT show," in Las Vegas.

"I warned you this day was coming and now it's here," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's fiery executive vice president, wrote in a fund-raising letter to the group's 4 million members. "It's not about protecting your children. It's not about stopping crime. It's about banning your guns ... PERIOD!"

The letter reflected the NRA's tough, no-holds-barred campaign against tighter restrictions on weapons and echoed a sharp video released by the group that calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having the Secret Service protect his two daughters at school while saying that he is "skeptical" about armed guards in all schools.