National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre charged on Sunday that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s rhetoric on gun reform is “reckless” and “insane.”
“He’s going to find out that this is a country of the people, by the people and for the people and he can’t spend enough of his [money] to try to impose his will on the American public. They don’t want him in their restaurants, they don’t want him in their homes, they don’t want him telling them what food to eat – they sure don’t want him telling them what self-defense firearms to own. And he can’t buy America,” LaPierre said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He’s so reckless in terms of his comments on this whole gun issue.”
Host David Gregory asked about whether LaPierre was prepared for Bloomberg seemingly gearing up to become the left’s alternative to the NRA by going after candidates in 2014 races who opposed gun reform legislation.
“We have people all over, millions of people, sending us 5, 10, 15, 20 dollar checks telling us to stand up to this guy that says that we can only have three bullets, which is what he said. Stand up to this guy that says ridiculous things like, ‘The NRA wants firearms with nukes on them.’ I mean it’s insane the stuff he says,” LaPierre said.