Newt Gingrich: 2010 NRA Members' Banquet

Charlotte, NC

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"I want to preface my explanation of the Second Amendment by saying it is not in defense of hunting. It is not in defense of target shooting. It is not in defense of collecting. The Second Amendment is in defense of freedom from the state," the former Speaker of the House tells members at the 2010 NRA Annual Meetings in Charlotte, NC. He explains that in America, uniquely, "the state is not the center of power. The citizen is the center of power." Newt Gingrich is well known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 and captured the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in forty years. He is also a prolific author, historian, and conservative commentator. Originally aired 5/15/2010.

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