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NRA Executive Responds to Inaugural Address During Reno Speech

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Tuesday night the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association gave his response to the President's inaugural address right here in Reno.  

Wayne LaPierre was in town for the annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards. 

During his speech, he said he wants the President to redefine the "absolute right" to own a firearm. 

"We're told that the limits on magazine capacity or bans on 100-year-old firearm technology bans that only will affect lawful people will somehow make us safer," LaPierre said in his speech. He went on to say the NRA believes people have the right to defend themselves and their families with semi-automatic firearms. 

Last week, President Obama called for bans on assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. He also discussed his agenda for gun control changes in Monday's inaugural address.  

Later this week, Vice President Joe Biden will begin traveling around the country to promote the proposed legislation.

Written by Rebecca Cronon

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