The National Rifle Association will soon be able to buy guns from gun shops in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and Delaware, the group’s executive director said Thursday.
In a statement to Business Insider, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said the move is part of an effort to make gun purchases safer.
LaPierre said it’s important to “stop the madness” of gun-grabbing politicians, saying the National Rifle Alliance “does not support gun control” but wants to make it harder for lawmakers to try to curb access to firearms.
“If we can stop the madness of the politicians that want to restrict gun ownership, we can save millions of lives,” LaPierre told Business Insider.
“It’s the only way to save lives.”
NRA president Wayne LaPalle said the organization is “not a lobbying group” and it doesn’t lobby the government on gun issues.
Norseman said the NRA is not lobbying on gun control, but is simply trying to “create a safer environment.”
He said the group would be “vigilant” about who can buy firearms in the areas where it operates.