The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) proclaimed victory on Tuesday with Donald Trump’s presidential win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
In a video address to supporters, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said that gun rights activists were responsible for carrying Trump, the Republican nominee, to victory.
“Hillary Clinton made her hatred for the Second Amendment a central issue of this campaign,” LaPierre said.
“And as a result of that fatal mistake, she’s on permanent political vacation.”
He went on to say Trump’s win is a welcome relief to gun owners, and that the hundreds of judges appointed by President Obama represent an “infection for which there is no cure.”
LaPierre also claimed that billionaire elites like George Soros and Michael Bloomberg are trying to eradicate gun rights.