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Chris Murphy Calls NRA Statement 'Revolting'

The U.S. Senator-elect says the NRA has "made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence."

U.S. Senator-elect Chris Murphy, a Congressman whose district includes Newtown, called today's announcement from the National Rifle Association "the most revolting, tone-deaf statement I've ever heard." 

"While Newtown continues the horrifying work of burying twenty children and six adults, the NRA has the gall to say that the solution to this problem is more, not fewer guns," he said.

"The NRA has now made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence, by saying that the answer to the tragedy in Newtown is to put more deadly semi-automatic assault weapons on the streets and into our schools."

The NRA statement today — after a weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people last week in Sandy Hook — called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Walter December 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
You may not like or understand guns. As Samuel Colt said they are the great equalizer. I would want a good guy to shoot back asap. The police can only arrive at the crime scene. The worst places are the "gun free zones" some politicians set up.Schools,movie theaters as recent examples. Where the bad guys can go without fear. I read that the private school in D.C. where politicians kids go have 11 armed guards. No hypocrisy involved,right Sen. elect Murphy? This is terrible. NRA involves millions of parents that love children. It does make more sense to protect the schools than to believe the politicians will pass a law that will stop the bad guys. Grandstanding Politicians at a time like this..Geez. Prayers for Newtown families.
karen December 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I would encourage you all to sign and share this petition. Maybe this is just one step of many to keep mass shootings from occuring again in the future - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/restrict-news-media-and-government-employees-identifying-persons-responsible-mass-shootingkillings/Kwhcgp9X?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
Jeff December 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Jeff, Mr. Murphy, ypou are about as auseful as a toad. You take your marching orders from Larson and the witch Delauro and you comply. You dont even know your own constituents, just like the vote you helped push pertaining to Heritage Village. You have no idea of the harm you did because you didnt understand the bill. Sound familiar ? You have no business being in Washington with Secret Service protection as you try to strip ours. You are a disgrace and a moron and all of you should be thrown out of office with no perks and pension and probably tarred and feathered.
Jeff December 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Jeff, Calling Mr. LaPierre's comments revolting is in itself revolting. He has done far more to protect law abiding gunowner's rights then you have done in your entire political career, which I predict will be short lived. Look at your bosses city, Chicago, more illegal guns and murders than anywhere in the world yet you dont hear about it because of the liberals like you are running the major media outlets. Shame on you, trying to capitalize on this tragedy shows what kind of man you really are, synchophant.
candlou December 28, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Unfortunately , it was the Republican O'Neil who pushed the Heritage Village bill through the CT houses. But you are correct if the bill is passed this year it will hurt Heritage Village.l

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