National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre said Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was trampling on women’s rights by advocating for gun control.
“All of America’s women, you aren’t free if you aren’t free to defend yourself,” he said. “If President Obama, Hillary Clinton or anyone else denies you that right, they don’t really care about you at all.”
LaPierre argued that gun restrictions put women at risk for violent crime.
“No woman should be left to face evil with empty hands,” he said.
LaPierre, who mistakenly referred to the former secretary of state as “President Clinton” when talking about her earlier in his speech, also promised a fight if Clinton should win the White House.
“Bring it on,” he said. “In November, we’re bringing the fight to you.”