In this clip, former President Jimmy Carter absolutely demolishes the NRA in a brutally honest statement that puts the entire organization on blast for their relentless campaign to put guns in the hands of every American and to continue to pollute our political system with their lobbying:
“I don’t think the NRA is going to relinquish any of its present, almost disgusting influence over state legislatures or the Congress. So we’ll continue to have a plethora of guns, quite unnecessarily in the United States, I don’t think we’re gonna have any need of proof or past experience in order to get guns and I think that NRA is going to continue to prevail, which I think is a dastardly thing to have happen and a great affliction on this country”
It’s a powerful statement from one our nation’s most prominent ex-presidents. The NRA is indeed a blight on our nation, peddling the tools of murder and causing strife and suffering across our country every day.
Watch it here:
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.