Speaking before the 27th annual convention of the National Wild Turkey Federation in Nashville this week, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre delivered a sound rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union and call for increased gun controls.

“In that speech, the president displayed a level of public deception that simply cannot be ignored,” LaPierre said. “In an hour-long speech, nowhere were the words ‘school safety’ to be found.”

“Just think about that: less than two months after we had to look at our schools, the president made not one mention in his entire speech of the need to improve security for our school children,” he added. “Nothing he proposed has anything to do with protecting one child in any school in this country.”

He concluded: “We will stand and fight.”