Wayne LaPierre on American Values

"Something is just not right. The core values that we believe in, the things we care about most, are slipping away." Wayne LaPierre spoke those words at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, Indiana as he asked, "What in the world has gone wrong with our country?" LaPierre reminded that the good guys still exist, and that NRA is America's national movement to restore core American values. "We're the good guys — good, decent, honest men and women." View the TV spots here.

Statement on U.S. Senate Defeat of Manchin-Toomey-Schumer Amendment


April 17th, 2013

Chris W. Cox

Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution.  As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.

The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.