Rifle Association 30-minute infomercial (Part I)
Sept. 9, 2004
Wayne LaPierre: Hello, I'm Wayne LaPierre, head of the
National Rifle Association.
You know sometimes it doesn't matter whether you're Democrat,
Republican or Independent, or whether you're a gunowner or not, or
whether you even think about politics, you just need to know the truth.
As you'll see the truth is that John Kerry is trying to deceive voters
by the millions. So ask yourself, if John Kerry will lie about
something as sacred as his position on the Bill of Rights what issue
won't he lie about. You'd think a man who claims to represent
Massachusetts would stand for the freedoms won there at Lexington and
Concord Bridge and the Boston Tea Party. But that's not true
according to some of the people John Kerry has represented or
misrepresented. Don't just listen to me, listen
Mark Folco, Mass. Voter:
I look at him and go what a phony. That’s, that’s how you can sum
up John Kerry,
a big phony. That’s all he is. He’s no
sportsman. He is no hunter.
Linda Monti, Mass. Voter:
believe he’s a hunter. My husband is a hunter,
his friends are hunters. I don’t think
John Kerry is one of them. I think it’s a farce; I think it’s all for
Don Kusser, Laborers' Union:
Just look at he’s voting record, it will tell you
right there that he doesn’t support my 2nd Amendment rights.
Paul Caobelli, Mass. Voter:
He’s more liberal than Ted Kennedy ever thought
Tom Witham, Mass. Voter:
He’s gone after us for as long as he’s been
in the Senate. In this state we’ve all but lost our rights.
Jim Park, Mass. Voter:
John Kerry’s a Massachusetts Democrat. John Kerry has spent
his whole political
career trying to dismantle my rights, the rights of fellow MA citizens.
wants all guns gone.
Louis Hambly, Mass. Voter:
He will sell the country down the drain to the UN. We will have
lost all our gun rights, and our freedoms that all of
forefathers fought for.
Lynne Roberts, Mass. Voter:
It’s definitely a freedom issue. But it’s even broader than that.
It goes to
the meaning of what it means to be an American.
Jacqueline Scott, Mass. Voter:
It’s a right.
And why I shouldn’t I if it’s guaranteed by the Constitution, why
shouldn’t I have a right to enjoy the use of firearms for pleasure,
Mark Folco: If
he takes my gun rights away, my way of live is
over, If Kerry’s President, it’s done.
But John Kerry says he’s counting on you
union for your vote?
Man 1 (Local
1139): And he isn’t going to get it.
Man 2: There is
more important things to me than my
union and that’s my country. And that’s my sovereignty and that’s my
Man 1: We work
with guys that are Democrats and they
tell us all day long, there’s no way in heck they’re going to vote for
Kerry, they just don’t trust him.
Kevin Roach, Steelworkers
Union: If he gets into the White House, I
what the man’s going to do. I don’t know
what the guy stands for.
Charlie Vlassakis, Retired
Police Officer: You can’t trust him. We got a man in
the White House now
that’s doing a good job, George Bush.
I think what worries me about John Kerry is that my
rights will be eroded. That they won’t
be respected, that they won’t be upheld.
Jim Park: John
Kerry will do everything in his power to
take away the 2nd Amendment rights of every individual American
Man: I’m voting
for a man who supports freedom, doesn’t
flip flop and George Bush is the man.
Man 1 (Local
1139): Oh absolutely, anybody who thinks that John Kerry
wouldn’t take away their rights, isn’t living on this
planet. My rights are very important
to me, I can get another job. But I can’t
get my rights when they’re taken away from me.
Chris Cox: As
you just saw in Massachusetts, they've seen the real John Kerry.
So have I. I'm Chris Cox. In my career in the halls of
Congress I've seen what John Kerry says and what he does. He says
he supports gun rights, but he never has. That's why John Kerry
has a 100 percent record with anti-gun groups like the Brady
Campaign. He even has a 100 percent rating by PETA, the same PETA
that wants to ban all hunting. Now maybe you don't own a firearm
today, but tomorrow or next month or next year do you want the freedom
to make that choice? If you do, be wary of Kerry. For all
his flip-flops, John Kerry's been consistent on one issue. He's
voted against gunowners and hunters every chance he got.
Let's look at his record, 'cause records don't lie.
Semi-automatic firearms have been around for more than 100 years.
They're the guns you use[d] in the duck blind with your father and
grandfather. So do you think millions of those firearms should be
banned? I say no. But John Kerry said yes.
[SFX]. Not once but nine times.
Do you think they should ban rifle ammunition used by hunters and
John Kerry said...yes.
I was there in 1986 when we passed the historic Firearm Owners
Protection Act that ended years of government abuses of honest
gunowners. Just a handful of Senators opposed it. One of
them was John Kerry. That's right. When the chance came to
protect your rights from powerful bureaucrats, John Kerry voted no, no,
no and no.
Chris Cox: Do
you think American gunmakers should be held responsible for criminals
who misuse their products?
John Kerry said yes.
Do you believe that people have [a?] right to free speech during
John Kerry doesn't and voted no.
The National Rifle Association supports instant background
checks. But nobody loves unnecessary waiting periods more than
John Kerry. He wants to make you wait even after an FBI
background check. Should you be forced to wait days or weeks just
to exercise your 2nd Amendment. rights? John Kerry said
yes. Time after time after time.
For years gun shows have been an American tradition. Do you think
they should be shut down and private transfers between friends result
in a prison sentence. John Kerry said yes--every time.
Suppose a juvenile criminal steals your gun and commits a crime.
Should you get u to a year in prison and a $10,000 fine?
Incredibly John Kerry says yes.
Should bureaucrats be allowed to store your private data in a goverment
computer in Washington, DC just to build a list of gunowners?
That's what leads to gun confiscation, but John Kerry...said yes.
That's not all, but that should be enough proof that whatever your
politics--gunowner or not--John Kerry's record proves he's the most
anti-gun presidential nominee in U.S. history. And if he'll lie
about his belief in the U.S. Constitution, what won't he lie
about? John Kerry is no friend to gunowners. He's a
Cape Cod Fraud posing with a shotgun a betting you'll buy the
lie. For some it's not working. Take a look:
Radio talk show host:
I'm your host Paul Shiffer [phon] broadcasting live from Cleveland,
Ohio the Salem Radio Network and the studios of WHKW...
Barbara Lee Miami,
Councilwoman, Maple Heights, Ohio (D): I don’t hide being
a Democrat for Bush. I’ve got
bumper stickers all over my truck right along with children’s military
I just don’t have faith that Kerry can do the job.
Don Pagath, Glass Makers Union:
I can think of three real good reasons not to
vote for Kerry, and that would be Ted Kennedy, Charles Schumer and
Feinstein. They’re all anti-gunners.
Bob Sines, Retired Teamster:
hands of John kerry I believe we’d be totally disarmed as Americans.
Leah Clark, Ohio Voter:
It’s ridiculous and it’s an assault on our nation. And I’m just
not going to back a party that
backs that. Or that pushes that agenda.
Frank Artino, Councilman,
Maple Heights, Ohio (D): I am energized about supporting
Bush this time. I am not
energized with the Democratic party’s
PA.....COAL MINES, TRAIN
Jim Wasylovski, Coal Miner:
My union tells me vote Kerry, but I say no
because I want my 2nd Amendment rights to live for my children and
Lee Farrell, Coal Miner:
The 2nd Amendment represents our freedom, the
American people’s freedom.
Bud West, Vietnam Veteran:
I’ve been a union man all my life. I won’t vote for him.
I am a registered Democrat and I won’t vote
Democrat this time because like I said I think Bush does a great
job. I think Kerry’s the wrong person.
Rick DeLattre, Penn. Voter:
John Kerry would try to diminish what we have
worked for so long in this country, and that’s the right to bear arms,
Walter Giffin, Penn. Voter:
I’m a Democrat, registered Democrat from day one,
I vote for Bush.
Jamie Adams, Former
Sheriff-Sumter County: John Kerry in my estimation was the
choice that we Democrats could have possibly made to represent our
Jon Hansen, Rolling Thunder
FL Chapter Director: He’s not
one of me, he’s not one of mine and I can find no reason to trust him,
waffles too much.
Gerry Millholen, Rolling
Thunder Member: He’s a liar. That’s what he is plain and
simple. He wouldn’t know
the truth if it walked up
and hit him in the head.
Man in bar: He
says he’s a hunter and a sportsman, but you
know it’s like Al Gore invented the internet.
Butch Durst, Glass Makers
Union: When he’s on the campaign trail he’s telling
people, yes, I want you to have guns. But
when he’s back in the Senate, he doesn’t support the 2nd amendment.
He wants to abolish the 2nd amendment.
Rick Murphy, Shift Foreman:
care what he wears or what he holds, it’s what he believes in his
heart. And John Kerry will tell you exactly what
you want to hear.
Jamie Adams: This guy
is an absolute joke. The only thing he’s ever hunted in
is a vote. And he ain’t getting mine.
on Radio: " I think
are a lot more frustrated,
disenchanted Democrats out there that these polls
aren’t picking up on right now.
Lee Miami: I totally disagree with Mr.
Kerry’s changing the Constitution, rewriting the
He wants to totally take away our rights, what’s next?
Leah Clark: We enjoy
many rights and freedoms others can only
about and it deserves to be protected , it deserves to be
Man with beard: The
Democrats preach you’re going to lose your
going to lose your job. You lose your constitutional rights,
lost it all the heck with the job.
Bill Batoff, National
Democrat Strategist: You have to look more than just at
John Kerry. You have to also
look at who is behind John
Kerry. The Michael Moore's of the world,
the people who don’t have any logic behind what they do, except hate
mongering. They are really, really very dangerous
Anytime, anybody wants to mess with any part of
the Constitution, whether it be the 2nd Amendment or any other
amendment, it just tells me that they want to have their own
and they could care less about the people that they are serving.
Frank Artino: I
want to go to bed in the evening feeling secure
for not only myself and my wife, my family and for my country.
And wake up tomorrow knowing that
the promise will continue. I don’t feel that way with John Kerry.
If John Kerry gets in the White House., he’s
going to take our freedoms, our liberties, our God-given rights as
Glenn Blanton, Glass Blowers
Union: Wake up and do your homework because when Election
Day is over it’s too late. When you get a gun grabbing
Man with beard:
The Constitution is what they swore to defend and
by God that’s what they ought to do. Defend the Constitution.
When I go into the voting booth in November I’m
going to vote for my 2nd Amendment rights and my freedom.
Man: That’s all
it takes is one vote to protect your
firearms rights, just one vote.
It's obvious the 2nd Amendment would not be safe with John Kerry in the
White House, but it's not safe in the U.S. Senate either.
Because we're just a few seats away from losing the Senate to a
gun-hating majority. That means they can stack the Supreme Court
to rule against your rights for your lifetime. So vote for Senate
candidates who'll defend your rights. But there's another reason
to vote for pro-gun Senators. Somebody's got to stand between you
and the United Nations' plan to confiscate your guns. Stay
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