Sen. Reid: The NRA ‘Doesn’t Care About The Constitutional Rights’

By Eric Scheiner | June 21, 2016 | 11:20am EDT
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor Tuesday.

( - Following the Senate rejection of a series of new gun control measures on Monday, Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D- Nev.) told fellow senators “the NRA doesn’t care about you” adding that the National Rifle Association doesn’t care for the constituents of lawmakers and “it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.”

“Here’s a little secret for my Republican colleagues,” Reid said on the floor of the Senate Tuesday morning, “The NRA doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about your constituents, it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.”

“The NRA and its leadership care about two things: making money from gun manufacturers and making money from the NRA and selling more guns,” Reid continued.

“NRA wants manufacturers to be able to make more guns. Never enough. NRA wants to have more firearms sold. More guns sold means more money, more donations for their bottom line.

“During times of crisis when Americans should be coming together to find these common sense solutions – what does NRA do?  They raise every dollar they can by spreading lies and fomenting these conspiracy theories.

“The mail is out folks - go to your mailbox, direct mail is their specialty. They can circulate false direct mailers to their followers. For example, Congress is trying to take away your guns or President Obama wants to confiscate your firearms,” Reid said.

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