“Everywhere I go, more and more, I see powerful women leading the way in the fight for freedom,” LaPierre said. “Whether it’s on TV or in local communities or on college campuses, when I see our freedom challenged and threatened, I often see a strong, articulate, educated, savvy woman defending our rights.”
In this emerging age of protest and violence—where boundaries seem to no longer exist for the leftist extremists—LaPierre told the young women in the crowd that that while it can be hard to take a principled stance for what is good and right, if they push on, they will succeed.
“When it comes to defending American freedom, you and American women like you are the tip of the spear,” he said. “So I say, God bless freedom loving American women. We need more of you and all of you!”
Met with standing cheers, LaPierre continued, stating that all women should have the pro-choice right of self-defense: “That’s especially true when it comes to our Second Amendment freedom,” he said. “Women know that when confronted in a dark parking garage or when the glass breaks at your house at 2 a.m., the surest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is agood woman with a gun.”