Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at the National Rifle Association Forum

Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at the National Rifle Association Forum


The Vice President:
Well, hello, NRA! (Applause) Thank you, Chris,
for that great introduction. Chris and I have been friends
for a lot of years. I have great
respect for him. But he knows
the introduction I prefer is a little bit shorter: I’m a Christian, a conservative,
and a Republican, in that order. (Applause.) And as Vice President
of the United States, it’s my great honor
to be back home again in Indiana with so many
freedom-loving Americans at the annual meeting of
the National Rifle Association. Welcome to the Hoosier State. (Applause.) It really is great to be here
with so many friends. Chris, and Ollie North,
and Wayne LaPierre, and, really,
with some outstanding leaders that we respect greatly
and admire every day, like Governor Eric Holcomb
of Indiana– (applause) — Governor Matt Bevin
of Kentucky, and so many
distinguished members of the United States Congress, including
the House Minority Whip, the courageous Steve Scalise. (Applause.) And speaking of friends of mine, it’s especially great to be here
with another friend, a great champion of freedom
who I can tell you personally gets up every day and fights
to keep the promises that he made
to all the American people. I can’t wait to join you
to welcome the 45th President of the United States
of America, President Donald Trump– (applause)
— back to the Hoosier State. You know, the President and I
stand with the NRA because, like all of you,
we stand for freedom. And the right of law-abiding
citizens to keep and bear arms is a freedom that is at
the heart of the American story. Our Founders won
our independence with the power of their ideas and with the powder
in their muskets. Our pioneers won the West
with their daring, their courage, and their Springfields,
Winchesters, and Colts. Our forebears have fought
our nation’s wars and defended our way of life with the skills they learned
on the rifle range, in a deer stand,
at the knee of a father, a mother,
or a grandparent back home. And in our own day,
there are no greater champions of America’s tradition
of responsible gun ownership than all of you
and the 5 million proud men and women of the NRA.
Thank you for your stand. (Applause.) And I’m here today to tell you:
We’re with you. President Trump and I
are with the NRA today, and tomorrow and always, because the National Rifle
Association stands for freedom. Nowhere is this ongoing
struggle for freedom more visible every day
than in the struggle to defend
the Second Amendment. Firearms in the hands
of law-abiding citizens don’t threaten our families,
they protect our families. (Applause) And we know that firearms
in the hands of law-abiding citizens
make our communities more safe, not less safe. (Applause.) You know, at this podium,
nearly two decades ago, Charlton Heston said
those famous words, and I quote,
I’ll give you my gun when you pry it
from my cold, dead hands. (Applause.) Well, I’ll make you a promise:
Under this President and this Vice President,
no one is taking your guns. (Applause) Under this President
and this administration, the right to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed. (Applause.) And the truth is, from the first
day of this administration, President Trump has
been fighting for freedom, and you all know that.
And, really, I couldn’t be more proud to be
Vice President to a President who fights every day
not just for freedom but for those
who defend it. I mean, think about it: This
President stood with those who defend our freedom when he signed the largest
increase in our national defense since the days
of Ronald Reagan. (Applause.) Thanks to the President’s
leadership, we’re once again
giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines,
and Coast Guard the resources and the support they need
to accomplish their mission and come home safe. (Applause.) And this President has stood
with those who defend our freedom
her at home, who protect and serve
on the Thin Blue Line. And under President Trump’s
leadership, we’re giving all the men
and women of law enforcement at every level the resources
and the respect that they deserve
every single day as they protect
our families. (Applause.) I know there’s a lot of law
enforcement members who are here today, who have taken time
to be at this convention. Why don’t you all just show them
how much we appreciate the men and women who serve
on the Thin Blue Line and protect our families
every day? (Applause) God bless you all. And this President has stood
for freedom in the American economy
as well. President Trump has already
cut more federal red tape in the last two years than any
President in American history. We’ve unleased American energy. And President Trump
signed the largest tax cuts and tax
reform in American history. (Applause) And the results are in:
Businesses large and small have created
5.5 million new jobs. More Americans are working
than ever before. And it was just reported
this morning: The American economy
grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter
of 2019. (Applause.) And beyond our security
and our prosperity, this President has
also strengthened the very foundation
of our freedom. At this point, President Trump
has already appointed to our federal courts more principled conservatives
in the last two years than any President
in American history. And they are all conservatives
who will uphold the God-given liberties
enshrined in our Constitution– like the freedom of speech,
the freedom of religion, and the right to keep
and bear arms. (Applause) It’s an incredible group. But despite the fact that this
President has faced unprecedented opposition,
obstruction, and resistance, I believe that when this
President’s story is written, when he finishes
his term in office, six years from now– (applause) — I believe history will record: No other President
in all the modern era has done so much
for so many in so little time. President Donald Trump
has delivered. (Applause.) So, under the President’s
leadership here at home and around the world,
America is winning again. But to keep on winning,
I came here today to say that we need you
to stay in the fight. Because the truth is,
we live in a time when freedom is under assault. And it’s not just the freedom
that the NRA so nobly defends, but the freedom to live,
to work, and to worship God are all
being threatened by the radical Left every day.
It’s true. And the same people who threaten
your right to self-defense want to stifle our economy by raising taxes
and increasing regulation. The same people who want to take
away your unalienable rights routinely denigrate the faith of
millions of Americans and advocate late-term abortion
and even infanticide. But I’ll make you a promise:
Under this President and this administration, we will stand without apology
for the sanctity of human life. (Applause.) But our freedom is under assault
every day in other ways. The same blue states and cities
that are trying to bankrupt the NRA have become sanctuaries
for illegal immigrants, including dangerous gang members
and human traffickers. And the same people who want
to restrict the right to keep and bear arms
of law-abiding citizens believe
the Boston Marathon bomber should be given the right
to vote on death row. Audience: Booo– The Vice President: I got news
for you, Bernie: Not on our watch! (Applause.) Violent convicted felons,
murderers, and terrorists
should never be given the right to vote in prison–
not now, not ever. (Applause.) You know, I heard the other day that another Vice President
actually said that we’re in a battle
for the soul of our nation. And, for once,
I agree with him– but not for the reason
he thinks. We are in a battle. We’re in a battle
for the soul of America, but it’s a battle
between liberty and tyranny. As the President
has said before, it’s a battle
between independence and government control. And, ultimately, it’s a battle
between freedom and socialism. You know, under the guise of the
Green New Deal and Medicare for All, the same Democrats who want
to take away your freedom openly advocate
a failed economic system that has robbed the liberty
and impoverished millions of people
around the world. But let’s be clear: It
was freedom, not socialism, that gave us
the most prosperous economy in the history of the world. (Applause.) It was freedom, not socialism, that ended slavery,
won two world wars, and stands today as a beacon
of hope for all the world. (Applause.) It was freedom, not socialism, that’s moving us beyond
the prejudices of the past to create a more perfect union and extend the blessings
of liberty to every American, regardless of race
or creed or color. And it was freedom,
not socialism, that gave us
the highest quality of life, the cleanest environment,
and improved the health and wellbeing of millions
around the world. You know, what Medicare for All really means
is quality healthcare for none. And the only thing green
about the so-called Green New Deal is how much green
it’s going to cost all of us if they ever sign it into law. (Applause.) You know, Margaret
Thatcher probably said it best: The trouble with socialism is [you] eventually run out of
other people’s money. (Applause.) So, I say, from my heart, to all of you freedom-loving
Americans gathered here: The moment America becomes
a socialist country is the moment
America ceases to be America. And as President Trump said in his State
of the Union Address, so we must say with one voice: America will never be
a socialist country. (Applause.) So, men and women of the NRA, the stakes have
never been higher, but the choice
has never been clearer. It won’t be enough just to win
the next election; we’ve got to win
the next generation. And this is our challenge.
It won’t be easy. But it never has been. Thomas Paine explained,
during the American founding, that the battle for freedom
is always arduous. As he said, quote,
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
And then Thomas Paine added, What we obtain too cheap,
we esteem too lightly and that Heaven knows
how to put a [proper] price upon its good[s]; and it would be strange indeed
if so celestial an article as freedom
should not be highly rated. It’s really about freedom
that we gather here today and preserving the freedom
that’s at the heart of America. But as you’ll hear
in just a few minutes, President Donald Trump and I
are ready for the fight. (Applause) We are ready to stand
with all of you and fight to defend and expand
freedom for every American. (Applause.) But we can’t do it alone–
so keep doing your part. Talk to your neighbors
and friends and tell them what we’ve been able to accomplish over
the last two years. And tell them about
the challenges that we face and tell them
what the opposition offers. I mean, tell them this President
and this administration have been fighting for all
the liberties you hold dear. Tell them we’re setting things
right in Washington, D.C. Tell them
we’re draining the swamp– (applause)
— because we are. (Applause) And tell them the forgotten
men and women of America are forgotten no more, because
it’s the God’s honest truth. (Applause) Go tell them. So, thank you
for the opportunity to be with you today. Thank you for coming here
to the Hoosier State and giving me a chance
to be home. You know, it’s amazing for me
to think about the journey that my wife and I have been on.
Five years ago, when I was governor
of the state of Indiana, I stood at this podium
in that role. And I have to tell you, for this small-town boy
from southern Indiana, the grandson
of an Irish immigrant, it’s hard to describe
how humbling it is to have the privilege. So, I want to–
I want to thank you for the honor of serving
as your Vice President. And I want to thank you
for your support. (Applause.) And because of your support
of this President, his Vice President,
and this administration, I’m proud to report America
is standing strong again. America is prospering again. The Second Amendment
of the Constitution of the United States
is secure again. And freedom is winning
all across America. (Applause.) And I know we’re going
to keep on winning. I know we’re going
to keep on winning because I have faith–
faith in this President I serve alongside every day.
I mean, I got to tell you, somebody said to me
the other day, Tell the President to keep on
going, keep on fighting. And I said to them, That’s not
something you got to tell him. (Laughter.) You know, as we say here
in the Hoosier State, all the reverse is stripped
out of that pickup truck. It is straight ahead,
straight forward. He’s bringing the energy,
the leadership, and the fight
for the American people. And I promise you
we’re going to do it every day
in the next two years. (Applause.) But I got faith in my friend. I got faith
in conservative leaders that you’ve helped elect
all across this country, who have been standing with us
for the principles and the ideals
that we hold dear. And lastly, I’ve got faith
in all of you. As I travel across this country, I see Americans every day
who are standing with us, encouraging us.
I meet them at grocery stores. I meet them on rope lines
at airports. I meet them at rallies
and in diners. And they’re folks
just like you and me who always knew
that we could be strong again; who knew that we could be
prosperous again; who knew that we could be
standing tall again. And they’re standing with us
every step of the way. And so, for their sake, I just
want to encourage all of you: Be confident as we go
into the days that lie ahead
in the next year and a half. Because I have faith that if we
hold the banner of freedom high, if we put into practice
those words inscribed on the Liberty Bell to proclaim liberty
throughout all the land [and] unto all
the inhabitants thereof, those same Americans
will rally to our cause again and we’ll keep on winning
a great victory for the American people. And remember, as you leave
Indiana and go to your homes, and all of you that are
looking on from afar, remember that when we fight for
freedom, we do not fight alone– because where the spirit
of the Lord is, there’s freedom. (Applause) And that means freedom
always wins. (Applause.) So, thank you for the honor. Thank you for the honor
of addressing you today. Thank you for the stand
that you’ve made and the stand
that each one of you take. We’re proud to stand with you. And I truly do believe that
with your continued support, with President Donald Trump
in the White House for four more years– (applause) — with freedom-loving leaders serving at every level
all across this nation, and with God’s help,
we’ll finish what we’ve started. We will make America safe again. We will make America more
prosperous than ever before. And as I know you’ll hear
in just a few minutes, we will make
America great again. Thank you very much.
God bless you all. And God bless America.

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at the National Rifle Association Forum

  1. We aren’t falling for the deepstate cabal’s false flag shootings. We support the second amendment.

  2. Great speech. Reminder: "Bump stock ban" is unconstitutional. Same with "red flag laws" -Step it up. "…SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

  3. The NRA uses less than 3% of the donations we give them to actually protect our rights, the other 97% of the money makes Wayne LaPierre a millionaire and even if he gets fires he gets millions for the rest of his life. the NRA are always comprising and we lose more and more of our rights threw the years.

  4. Desecrates must really hate our nation, constitution and laws. If this offends them they are not patriots. Trump 2020 or god help us. Biden said, he wants to turn the clock back to 2016 and undue every thing Trump has done. SCARY

  5. Thank you Mr. Vice President Pence for all you are doing to protect our Country and American Citizens Rights. God Bless You

  6. Illegals are criminals. Keep them out and stand strong for our Great Country and American Citizens Constitution.

  7. I haven't had an anti-depressant in over 3 years and I just bought my first gun. Too bad there wasn't a law preventing me from getting one…

  8. Hey there is that Mike dance! He’s the guy that loves to suck the toadstool dick. He keeps thinking he’s going to find some truffle in that smegma

  9. Me encanta, el precidente que tenemos, pero en aso que no fuera rehelejido, nadie mejor que el viciprecidente🙏🏻👍🏼👍🏼👏

  10. What a GREAT speech from a great man. The fact that 50% of our country HATE this man alarms me.

    DIVERSITY is not 'a strength. It is a weakness.
    Eventually, it will be a FATAL weakness.

  11. theres no such thing as a "law abiding citizen" those that think they are , just havnt been caught yet . theres so many laws on the books people can commit 5 felonies a day and not even know it. someone who commited a crime and did the time have a right to bear arms as much as anyone else / the nra sold out millions of people , i will never join

  12. Something about this man tells my spirit to be cautious. I've felt it from the get-go. I've prayed about it and nothing has changed. God has never lead me wrong. JS. I've learned a lot about Indiana while under his watch. God says, search a matter out!!! It's being exposed already. Pay attention! God says expose! And not to join! Actions speak louder than words! Don't let anyone blow sunshine!! Guard your heart, mind and Soul! Tricky and falsehood will spread. It's written!

  13. This lying Christian hypocrite has his head so far up Trump's ass that I am surprised he can still breathe. Somebody needs to remind Pence that America is not a theocracy. Somebody also needs to remind this smug ass wipe that lying is against his religious beliefs and maybe he should shut up. Pence wouldn't know the truth if you waved it in his face, he is too interested in keeping his job with the worst president America has ever had. Pence is nothing but impeachment insurance, if Pence took over the oval office he would turn the country into a bible thumping backwater and women would be regarded as second class citizens. Religious, holier than thou hypocrites like Pence make me sick.

  14. "Under this presidency nobody is taking your guns" yea… okay. But you guys banned bumpstocks because of "rate of fire". What doors do you think that's gonna open for future gunrights, what's next banning high capacity magazines because you can shoot more rounds faster or aftermarket triggers? A joke is what this is. Dont be fooled Republicans, vote 3rd party.

  15. https://www.ecrmc.org/centers-medical-services/el-centro-outpatient-clinic/ May 2018.

    _______________________________ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oed79bDKl6U

  16. 總統先生 我們現在香港已經被一群共產黨員 不斷的在推出 一條所罪犯引導條例 若然如此 他們說的可於不同地方引渡一些罪反回到去大陸共產審訊 那麼我們也可以用此法例引導一些共產黨員到美國受審訊 因為共產黨員已是一個共認的大黑社會 黑社會員已是犯法 是否已能引到呢我們借同一的理論應該是行得通巴 ?

  17. ○/ ♡ The Vice president ♡ Satanic globalists has attempt to rob the security right rights of USA justice citizens by using sad happenings intented. We respect U.

  18. At least if the liberals “vote” socialism in, there won’t be a waiting period until we start shooting our way out…..

  19. Mikey sold his soul to a trump. Look at them squinty soulless eyes. So much spray tanning of dear leader has made him blind.

  20. PLS TRANSLATE===ΤΡΙΤΗ 30 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 2019==ΠΡΟΣ κ ΜΙΚΕ PENCE ΑΝΤΙΠΡΟΕΔΡΟ ΤΩΝ ΗΠΑ=ΣΗΜΕΡΙΝΟ ΟΜΙΛΗΤΗ ΣΤΟ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΣΤΙΣ ΗΠΑ youtubeRIFLELeadershipForum =ΧΙΛΙΑ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ=ΧΙΛΙΑ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ=ΧΙΛΙΕΣ ΦΟΡΕΣ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΠΟΥ ΜΕ ΜΕΓΑΛΗ ΘΕΛΗΣΗ ΔΙΩΧΝΕΤΕ ΤΟΝ ΣΟΣΙΑΛΙΣΜΟ ΠΟΥ ΚΑΤΕΣΤΡΕΨΕ ΤΟΝ ΠΙΟ ΟΜΟΡΦΟ ΠΛΑΝΗΤΗ ΜΑΣ ΙΔΙΩΣ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΦΕΡΝΕΤΕ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΓΚΑΛΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΩΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΓΗΣ,ΤΟΝ ΑΕΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ-ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ-ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ,ΤΟ ΙΔΙΟ ΠΑΛΕΥΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΙ ΕΜΕΙΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΝΑ ΚΕΡΔΙΣΟΥΝ ΟΙ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΙ ΠΑΤΡΙΩΤΕΣ ΣΤΙΣ ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΗΣ 26 ΜΑΙΟΥ 2019 ΚΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ ΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ 2019 ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΑΠΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΩΣΟΥΜΕ ΑΠ ΤΑ ΝΥΧΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΟΣΙΑΛΙΣΜΟΥ=ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ==στελιος τσιτσοπουλος απ την ωραια παραλια φλογητών χαλκιδικης=

  21. Sorry but guns have taken so much maybe a bow if you want to hunt bro but please honor the life of the animal. It is kinda cheating if yall didnt know and what else do youbuse from the soul that gave its body cause you wanted to kill but i want a world so peaceful mayve a shotty for protection against predators but that about it please what if i had one and was suicidal or the police that got shot or shot and it breaks the unity that God and we are trying to create. I could say much but imma shhh for now cause i know yall aint doing wrong but the first time yall do the should go for reals though do you want guns or education college degrees or weaponry cures for disease or murdering its up to u but i got to go cause murder isnt acceptable

  22. “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”- Thomas Jefferson🇺🇸

    “Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both”- Benjamin Franklin🇺🇸

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government”- George Washington🇺🇸

  23. Nah nah my mayor nah a racist latina old women is here helping her community nah old people nah herself nah yes🏳🎋🖼🏴🍟

  24. DUDE. KNOW IT WAS GOD THAT DAY WHEN YOU HSD YO GO TO NASA ABD MY DAUGHTER DID NOT LIE SO CHOICE TO DIE IN MY HOUSE OR WHITE HOUSE .
    YOU FUCKED WITH GOD AND MY FAMILY.
    24/865 DAYSXLONG AND POME U TO DEATH

  25. #NRA YOU WILL DIE ASXALL GOVERNORS ARE DEAD
    CONGRESS IS DEAD AND I WILL PERSONAONALLY THE ANYONE EHO THINK YOU ARE OVER JESSICA RENE'HEFLEY
    SO WHY MOKE PENCE ACT LIKE AN IDIOT.
    I AM THE PRESIDENT OR TRUMP IS.

  26. THE NRA IS A COMPANY THAT IS TO BE BE LISTENED TO ME AX I TOOK THEM AWAY LOL SO YIOU DONT HAVE THEM

  27. Greatest Vice-President ever in the history of mankind. Trump 2020. Pence 2024🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  28. What a speech.
    What a great man.
    What a great people who's loves freedom , people who's love God.
    What a great country.
    God bless America.
    Best regards from free Polish people.
    🇺🇲🇵🇱💪

  29. Please continue to BUILD OUR WALL when you become President in November 2024👍🏼👍🏼🥰😍😍

  30. 叔叔,你的国家—切频道,好像很多転站空间?,没版權可刮分,,,??,是争取点讚的各小组空间否??,有分级否?,權貴版軍用版民间百姓転站版,,,??。

  31. in that order? really? You're a crazy dominionist, a religious zealot and a Trump sycophant before everything else.

  32. the god and guns gang, America's lowest common denominator. This guy, Pence, is a nauseating sycophant.

  33. It is good to hear from you Vice President Mike Pence. May God keep you out of danger. And he commanded his Angeles charge over you to guard you in all of your ways.

  34. Yes. You are so right. The Bible also teaches us that the wages of sin is dead. But eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  35. Also, Vice President Mike Pence. Sometimes, people go to jail innocently. Be careful. Yes. It is FREEDOM

  36. Thank you for fighting what is good for all over the World. Faith is Believe that good things will happen.

  37. Thank you, White House, for continuing to post amazing footage for your citizens. What amazing leadership and supporting team we have the honor to pray for!!!

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