NRA Threatens Iran in Video: ‘You’ve Never Met America and You Ought’a Pray You Never Do’
The focus of the video, as narrated by Charlie Daniels, a gray-bearded, Western vest-wearing, country folk singer in a big cowboy hat (who looks awfully similar to Yosemite Sam), is using a threatening tone to describe what he says America really is.
“To the ayatollahs of Iran and every terrorist you enable—listen up,” Daniels opens the video with.
“You might have met our fresh-faced flower child president and his weak-kneed, Ivy League friends—but you haven’t met America.”
The 79-year-old from North Carolina goes on to say that the Iranians haven’t met the real “Americans.”
“You haven’t met the heartland, or the people who will defend this nation with their bloody, calloused, bare hands, if that’s what it takes.
“You haven’t met the steelworkers and the hard-rock miners, or the swamp folks in Cajun country who can wrestle a full-grown ‘gator out of the water.
“You haven’t met the farmers, the cowboys, the loggers, and the truck drivers.
“You don’t know the mountain men who live off the land, or the brave cops who fight the good fight in the urban war zones.
“No, you’ve never met America—and you ought’a pray you never do,” he says before delivering the kicker to the video.
At the conclusion of this 1-minute patriotic warning, Daniels says “I’m the National Rifle Association of America and I’m freedom’s safest place.”
Daniels lit a patriotic fire in some viewers, who took to social media to express their support.
— Catherine Siena (@1catherinesiena) March 30, 2016
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— Roman Youngpeter (@RomieYoungpeter) May 25, 2016
— Ex-GOP Gordon Fink (@gordon_fink) May 1, 2016
— Wes Terry (@SpookyBadooky) March 23, 2016