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NRA Breaks Silence: ‘Prepared To Offer Meaningful Contributions’ So ‘This Never Happens Again’

by David Badash on December 18, 2012

in Guns,News

The NRA has broken its four day self-imposed silence and released the following statement on the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that left 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School dead:

“The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 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, D.C., area on Friday, December 21.”

The NRA has shut (temporarily) its Facebook page and has not tweeted since the shooting.

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Scott_Rose December 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Responses to mass shootings
The N.R.A. generally makes minimal public comment after mass shootings such as the Columbine High School massacre, the Virginia Tech massacre and others, while subsequently working to stall legislation introduced in the wake of such shootings.[40] According to the New York Times, a strategy has been perfected over the years: "Lie low at first, then slow-roll any legislative push for a response."[40] For example, after the Columbine school shooting, an effort to require that unlicensed dealers at gun shows require background checks ultimately died in conference after having been stalled for months.

BJLincoln December 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm

They are NOT the Gods of guns. I don't really care what they will or will not do because Americans have had ENOUGH. We are going to have a say in this because it affects us all. We will not let those innocent children die and sit still any longer. We are partly to blame for not speaking up before now. The Media is part of the problem for posting the shooters name and picture until everyone knows him but does not know one victim. Parents and teachers are not paying attention to their kids when something is not right. I blame the movies and video games as well. Who are we really "entertaining" with the blood and gore anyway. Our culture glorifies weapons, war, and violence. All this has created monsters. It has to stop.

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