It is an honor and a privilege to host a live-stream of National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive VP Wayne LaPierre’s speech live from #CPAC2014 here on the Red Nation Rising Blog!
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Tune in to the speech by Wayne LaPierre, LIVE from CPAC, today, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. EST. HERE!!!! The speech will end at 2:44 p.m. EST.
Personal Note from Red Nation Rising Founder
As someone who doesn’t yet own a gun — but wholly supports the 2nd Amendment — this is truly a great honor. I recall the brutal media assault against Wayne LaPierre (and all good, decent American gun owners) by virtually the entire liberal, Blue Dem mainstream media during some of the darkest days in American history. Obama had just been reelected and there was the horrible tragedy in Connecticut.
Wayne LaPierre went on the Sunday news shows to defend the rights of ALL Americans. Naturally, he was viciously attacked by gun control advocates and the liberal MSM. Their drivel just made no logical sense to me. They were so dishonest and just looking to exploit people’s emotions.
Waking People Up
This occurred several months after I started Red Nation Rising in November 2012 from a single Tweet using the #RedNationRising hashtag which went viral on Twitter. It seems so long ago. This period of time was before the Official RNR Twitter account existed. It was before this blog was even a consideration.
Red Nation Rising NFP hadn’t even formally organized. Red Nation Rising was just a spontaneous group of concerned Americans uniting. We were forming a monster of a social community using social media like Twitter and Facebook. Grassroots Centrists, Conservatives and Libertarians doing our best to be heard and wake people up about the serious problem the Obama Administration and the out-of-control Blue Dems were posing to America.
Meet The Wayne!
As I sat on my couch that Sunday morning in those dark days of early 2013, I watched Wayne LaPierre on Meet The Press with David Gregory. I didn’t even know who Wayne LaPierre was. I am not a member of the NRA (but I totally support them).
What really pissed me off was how David Gregory kept trying to bully LaPierre. I recall Wayne on This Week, also. It was similarly brutal dishonest treatment.
So I dug in. I fired up my computer and started tweeting messages in support of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA while attacking his attackers. Reflecting on the animosity spewed against Wayne Lapierre on social media way back then, he really did incredible! I genuinely appreciated his backbone. It was encouraging to see the man fight for principles.
Social Stopped Them in The US Senate
Wayne LaPierre woke me up to the dangerous forces trying to deprive good, decent Americans our natural and constitutional rights. I recall, incredulously, watching Obama using the death of children for politics as he pressured Republicans to make a deal on some completely unrelated matter involving the US federal budget.
It was disturbing, disgusting and eye opening, to see Second Amendment supporters being attacked in the Press while Preezy grossly exploited dead kids. What a low point for America.
Almost immediately thereafter, our US Senate considered legislation members of the Red Nation Rising social community opposed. Organically, we rose to the occasion and for weeks we lit up Twitter and Facebook. It was awesome to experience.
While traditional types called and sent faxes to their Senators, we tweeted and wrote Facebook messages. We simply ripped it up and set Twitter records on Impressions and Accounts Reached (which we’ve since demolished).
There was no plan. It was spontaneous; it was social. Good people effectively using the powerful tools social media presents us.
We The People WITH The NRA
Meanwhile in Washington DC, the NRA was working around the clock, too. Surely similar to Wayne LaPierre on the Sunday shows, they worked seven days a week and just kept fighting. The Senate bill was defeated.
Red Nation Rising just exploded. Victory! The Blue Dems had cratered. It seemed like the first win for good, decent American people in a very long time.
Many Americans may not realize it, but Wayne LaPierre and the NRA fights FOR the rights of ALL Americans… not just gun owners. The National Rifle Association is America’s longest-standing civil rights organization. Read that last sentence again. And again. And again. The NRA is America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.
Fighting to Protect ALL Of Our Rights
LaPierre, the NRA, and its membership always seem to rise to the incredible challenges we face from an ever out-of-control federal government.
The Blue Dems and some RINOs are hellbent on destroying individual rights. Your rights. Our rights. All of us, whether we own a gun or not, we have that RIGHT.
It is surreal that here in present day America we must fight our own brothers and sisters — an uneducated or brainwashed mass of people — unwittingly supporting the dangerously vicious movement to take our rights away. Whether I exercise them or not, I will fight for my rights. That’s what Wayne LaPierre does. He fights for me. He fights for you. It is why Wayne LaPierre is such a true inspiration.
Thank You Everyone In Our Red Nation Rising
It is truly humbling that Red Nation Rising has been granted this special privilege from the NRA and CPAC. We are entirely grassroots, independent and I really can’t believe this is happening on this blog! Since that first ever Tweet, the Red Nation Rising social community has made more than 7 BILLION, yes billion, completely organic Social Media Impressions and I will do what I can so that more of those impressions support Wayne LaPierre and the NRA and everyone fighting for our rights.
Thank you to the Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. They refuse to compromise on the 2nd Amendment. Neither will we.
Most importantly, thanks to everyone in the Red Nation Rising social community! You have made Wayne LaPierre’s live-stream from CPAC2014 happen on this blog.
We are a Red Nation Rising of Centrists, Conservatives and Libertarians uniting to the right by educating people on social and digital media about civics and the constitution. Thanks to the NRA, we are a Red Nation Rising of proud defenders of history’s patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment.
Keep it up!
And please tune in above at 2:30 pm EST for Wayne LaPierre LIVE from #CPAC2014!
Written by: @JimLysaght