The Connecticut school massacre: Read the NRA’s first public comments

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The National Rifle Association, the influential lobbying group that is a driving force behind America’s lax gun laws, on Tuesday released its first statement since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26 people. Read the statement below:

National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters — and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

 

One comment

  1. Nice try, NRA. They went dark because they knew perfectly well that even saying, “We express our sincere condolences to the families of Newtown, CT” would be blasted. So they stayed quiet until they had to start speaking.

    Decency would have required that much.

    If their next statement isn’t, “We realize the need for gun registration, gun safety locks, secured gun storage, and an assault weapons ban to protect the families of this country,” then they aren’t even thinking about being part of the solution.

    Last Friday was brought to us by the letters N, R, and A.

    My reaction to their statement is brought to you by the letters F and U.

    A group that enables insurrectionists and thinks that we need to stock up on guns because we might not like election results is not going to be part of any meaningful solutions to real problems.

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