The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre accused politicians and the media of exploiting the Parkland school shooting to expand gun control and abolish the second amendment, during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday. «They hate the NRA. The elites don’t care one wit about school children. If they truly cared... Еще, they would protect them,» LaPierre said. «For them, it’s not a safety issue, it’s a political issue. They care more about control, and more of it. Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms,» the NRA head continued. Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch also spoke at the conference, saying that «many in legacy media love mass shootings.» «I'm not saying that you love the tragedy, but I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you,» Loesch told the media. Loesch had participated the day before as NRA spokesperson in a CNN town hall with Parkland school survivors.