Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands as she addressed attendees of the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally” Saturday.

“If you control oil, you control an economy. If you control money, you control commerce. But if you control arms, you control the people. And that is what they are trying,” she warned.

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Palin, who was ran on the Republican ticket in 2008 for vice president, spoke mostly about the Second Amendment and pushes for gun-control, but strayed slightly from her speech to address “the lack of common sense” coming from Washington, D.C.

Mid-way through her prepared remarks, the former Alaska governor revealed how she would deal with “enemies who would utterly annihilate America.”

“If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists,” Palin said to a thunderous applause.

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