Love the NRA!

Via NBC News:

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre on Friday rebuffed Michael Bloomberg’s $50 million initiative to counter the influential gun lobby, saying the clout of the group’s 5 million members can counter the impressive resources the former mayor will devote to the issue.

“This guy thinks he can scare us into running from a fight to protect our right and our freedoms,” an NRA member says in a new ad that LaPierre showed during the group’s annual convention. “He’s one guy with millions; we’re millions with our 25 bucks. Let’s see who crushes who.”

Earlier this month, the former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to build a grassroots network to counter the NRA and expand background checks. The newly formed group hopes to play an active role in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections.