For some time, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has been trying to convince NRA members of a grand conspiracy theory that President Obama wants to eliminate the Second Amendment and take away everyone’s guns.
At the NRA's 141st Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis yesterday, ThinkProgress.org interviewed an unnamed NRA member who said LaPierre is “over the edge."
The NRA member added: "I think there are a lot of people in the NRA that are not victimized by some of the extreme language. A lot of people believe it because that’s all they hear but I don’t think our government is out to take away all guns."
"If you polled the people here, the majority of the people here would probably be on his side. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t an awful lot of people out there that just think he’s a wingnut."