NRA Official Dubs It ‘Largest And Oldest Civil Rights Association’ In US

Former Rep. Chris Cox, R-Calif., speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Chris Cox, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund chair, spoke Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention to defend the Second Amendment and attack Hillary Clinton’s stance on gun control.

“Eight years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that we have a fundamental, individual right to protect ourselves and our families with a firearm in our own homes,” he said. “Hillary says they’re wrong. It’s that simple.”

In his fiery remarks, Cox argued that Clinton’s security detail invalidates her policy on gun reform.

“For the past thirty years, she hasn’t taken a walk, a nap or a bathroom break without a good guy with a gun there to protect her,” Cox said. “There cannot be one set of rules for the Clintons, and another set for us.”

Cox then addressed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s gun policy, saying that Trump’s NRA membership is predicated on the idea that the organization is “the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America.”

“We fight for the rights of all Americans, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation,” Cox said, “because the right to protect your life is the most precious right you have.”

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