Wayne LaPierre quotes:

  • If gun free zones save lives, why doesn't Obama just declare Iraq, Syria & Afghanistan one big gun free zone?

  • Guns don't kill people. Video games, the media and Obama's budget kill people.

  • Lawful residents of San Francisco are being stripped of their freedom because of an illegal measure that defies common sense. I believe that we will prevail.

  • We've witnessed a fire sale of American liberties at bargain basement prices, in return for the false promise of more security... The America being designed right now won't resemble the America we've been defending... The danger isn't that Big Brother may storm the castle gates. The danger is that Americans don't realize that he is already inside the castle walls.

  • If [the shooting of Gabby Giffords in] Tucson tells us anything at all, it tells us this: Government has failed.

  • All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term,

  • First, we believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America's schools, period ... with the rare exception of law enforcement officers or trained se curity personnel.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair forced upon the American people to endure.

  • There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people through vicious and violent video games.

  • We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone.

  • If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy.

  • The danger isn't that Big Brother may storm the castle gates. The danger is that Americans don't realize that he is already inside the castle walls.

  • For someone attacked by criminals to be victimized a second time by a second-guessing legal system is wrong.

  • I think every school needs a protection plan with a either police officer or certified armed security.

  • Laws can't control the lawless.

  • The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

  • Here's a summary for the time or attention challenged: Never surrender freedom for laws that can't affect criminals; they disobey laws for a living.

  • The Democratic National Committee is virtually 100 percent anti-firearms ownership, and the Republican National Committee stands on the side of the freedom.

  • Everybody, every American starts to have - needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves.

  • Folks, Brian Williams isn't the exception. He's exactly what they've taught us to expect from them all. It's not journalism any more - it's entertainment, it's celebrity, it's agendas and it's money. All too often, a lie is now an acceptable way of communicating. To the media, a lie has as much value as the truth.

  • Freedom is never an achieved state; like electricity, we've got to keep generating it or the lights go out.

  • I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking.

  • I think the air is out of the gun control balloon, and I think what popped the balloon is politics and elections.

  • Isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?

  • Law-abiding people need to be able to own firearms to protect themselves.

  • One hundred percent of the time, no plea bargain, no bail, you're going to the penitentiary - - that will change the atmosphere in this culture of violence the president talks about, .

  • Politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk,

  • The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school - and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of safety is in place when our children return to school in January.

  • The presence of a firearm makes us all safer.

  • We cannot make ourselves safer by making ourselves less free.

  • We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work ?and by that I mean armed security.

  • We, 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.

  • What we've seen in Louisiana - the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster - is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves.

  • When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone's graffiti.

  • When it comes to the issue of background checks, let's be honest â?? background checks will never be 'universal' â?? because criminals will never submit to them,