Jan 18, 2013 Comments Off Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Big Government: “Hundreds” of death threats have been made against the president of the National Rifle Association just since the first of this year. And those threats reflect President Obama’s political tactics. That’s what NRA President David Keene told talk show host Ernest Istook on Thursday.
Keene says those threats reflect attempts by the Left and by President Obama “to demonize and blame those who disagree with him for everything he doesn’t like.”
Keene also is literally targeted by a video game that invites people to shoot him, which he calls the “Kill David Keene” game. The good news, according to Keene, is that those who play the game are unlikely to be gun owners. “So I’m probably safe,” he says.
Meantime, much of America’s media show little concern for Keene’s safety. Instead, they attack the NRA for its video ad that asserts other schoolchildren deserve the same safety as President Obama’s daughters enjoy at school.
Keene told Istook, “The national media is basically at this point a cheering section for the President, particularly on guns because the elite media has always been a part of the effort to gut the Second Amendment. “
The interview aired on “Istook Live!” Excerpts are available online at www.istook.com.
Prosecutions for using guns to commit crimes are down 35% under Obama, Keene says: “They don’t prosecute criminals for using guns. They don’t blame the criminal; they blame the gun.”
About Obama, the NRA leader said, “He positioned himself as the only reasonable man in America. His solution, to whatever the problem is, is the common sense solution. And everyone would follow that but for some evil special interest.”