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NRA Silent On Connecticut School Shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn.,  (UPI) –  Organizations and lawmakers favoring tighter gun laws have been outspoken after the Connecticut grade school massacre, but the gun lobby has been silent.

Nothing has been posted on the National Rifle Association’s website since November, well before Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In Newtown 20 children and six adults died before the suspected shooter, Adam Lanza, killed himself. Police said Lanza also killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, before going to the school.

A check of the NRA’s Twitter and Facebook pages also indicate no recent postings from the lobbying group. ABC News reported NRA deactivated its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Lanza used a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle to kill the children and adults. Two handguns were also found at the scene, but law enforcement officials described the Bushmaster as Lanza’s primary weapon.

News reports indicated several of the guns, including the ones used in the massacre, were registered to Lanza’s mother.

Several of the Sunday news talk shows, including ABC’s “This Week,” invited an NRA representative on to discuss gun control. ABC News said the programs received a statement from the NRA declining to comment because details of the investigation into the shooting were pending.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    National Rifle Association HAS SENSE. THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE ORGANIZATION TO COMMENT ON THE CONNECTICUT TRAGEDY; TO DO SO, WOULD “OPEN THE ORGANIZATION UP” TO CRITICISM FROM THOSE WHO BLAME THEM FOR ALL GUN “MISHAPS.”

  • Kinetic1

    CAH,
    “GUN “MISHAPS.”, really? America’s gun related deaths per capita is about 3 times that of Switzerland, over 8 times that of Germany and 32 times that of England. The big difference … groups like the NRA have this idea that more guns will fix everything! The evidence leans strongly to the opposite, unless of course you base your argument on the idea that guns are everywhere so you need more for protection. Eliminate to aggressive promotion and easy access to guns, as they do in most other Western nations and that argument goes out the window.

    The U.S. saw about 10,000 deaths related to “GUN “MISHAPS.” in 2011. How many more will it take?

    • JimH

      The problem is that some people are willing to kill other people.
      If a gun isn’t available, a knife, rock, stick or bare hands will do.
      Don’t blame an inanimate object for someones willingness to murder.
      People were killing people long before the invention of gun powder.

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