(CNSNews.com) — In her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, conservative author, radio host, and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch noted that in many criminal incidents, including the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., “the government has proven that they cannot keep you safe.”
Ironically, she added, the same people who “call Trump a tyrant ” also want to confiscate our firearms. Try to figure that one out!”
“I want to make this super obvious point,” said Loesch. “The government has proven that they cannot keep you safe, and yet some people want all of us to disarm. You heard that town hall [on CNN] last night — they cheered the confiscation of firearms, and it was 5,000 people.”
“I had to have a security detail to get out,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘burn her.’ I came there to talk solutions and I am going to continue to talk solutions as the NRA’s been doing since before I was alive.”
“But the government can’t keep you safe and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely on the protection of the same government that has already failed numerous times to keep us safe,” said Loesch.
“Then, they also call Trump a tyrant but then say they want the president to also confiscate our firearms,” she said. “Try to figure that one out!”
Loesch continued, “After the Parkland [shooting] tragedy the media were rushing to try to find out who this person was, and Politico ran a headline that said a ‘white nationalist said he’s one of us.’ Here’s a message for people in the legacy media: don’t trust white nationalists, don’t use them as sources, don’t trust them.”
“Senator Byrd’s legacy lives on, I guess,” she said. The late-Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WVa.) was an ‘Exalted Cyclops’ in the Ku Klux Klan.
Loesch then addressed the liberal media in the room and cited Slate, Salon, and ThinkProgress.
She said, “I want you to ask yourselves where are the stories about how only 38 states submit less than 80% of criminal convictions to the background check system – it’s only as good as what’s submitted to it. How many of you knew that? Now, why isn’t Diane Feinstein calling for that? I have to question whether or not they want this system to fail?”
“Where are those headlines? Where are those headlines?” said Loesch. “And, by the way, did you know those are millions of people who have been adjudicated mentally unfit or criminally dangerous that are able right now to go and purchase a firearm?”
“Because the politicians who have given the most lip service about it have done the least about this,” said the NRA spokeswoman.. “They could change this tomorrow, they could change this today! But they won’t because they’re exploiting a tragedy for an agenda.”
“Shame on you!” said Loesch. “We call BS!”