CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre has adopted a significantly more ominous and expansive line of reasoning, saying that Americans should buy more guns to face dangerous threats.
He also asked Americans to join the NRA and organize opposition to gun control measures, the Huffington Post reports.
In a commentary published by The Daily Caller, a conservative news site, LaPierre wrote that hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, terrorists, gangs, lone criminals, were perils one is sure to face, adding that 'it's not paranoia to buy a gun. It's survival. It's responsible behavior, and it's time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.'
He added that millions of Americans are already preparing to Stand And Fight to protect their families and homes, but the threats are growing 'during the second Obama term'.
In dramatic language, LaPierre wrote that 'the American people clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster'.
He added that 'gun owners are not buying firearms because they anticipate a confrontation with the government. Rather, we anticipate confrontations where the government isn't there-or simply doesn't show up in time'.
According to the report, LaPierre also invoked Islamic extremist groups.
He wrote that 'ominously, the border also remains open to agents of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations [and] when the next terrorist attack comes, the Obama administration won't accept responsibility.
He added that instead, it will do what it does every time: blame a scapegoat and count on Obama's 'mainstream' media enablers to go along,' the report said.
LaPierre is scheduled to give his formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Thursday at the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual show. The speech is set to be streamed live online for those who can't get to Nashville, it added. (ANI)