Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, took to the airwaves on Sunday to blast efforts by Senate Democrats to pass new gun-control legislation following last week’s terror massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, arguing Democrats need to “leave the good guys alone,” while urging Americans to arm themselves because radical Islamists are “on the verge of overwhelming us.”

“What we’re doing with this debate on the Hill right now, it’s like they’re trying to stop a freight train with a piece of Kleenex,” LaPierre said on CBS’ “Face The Nation.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., agreed to allow votes Monday on gun-control proposals after Democrats, led by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., successfully waged a filibuster last week to force debate on the issue. “It’s all being politicized with a politically correct White House’s nose and fingers in areas they don’t belong,” said LaPierre. READ MORE