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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:13 PM

NRA Finally Responds: "Until The Facts Are Thoroughly Known, NRA Will Not Have Any Comment"

Sensitive, appropriate, perfectly suited for a moment like this.





The National Rifle Association seems to have broken its silence about the horror that took place on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. And it just proved that it has its head buried several miles up its ass.

Leslie Mayes, a producer in the Washington Bureau for Time Warner Cable's news channels (NY1, YNN and News 14 Carolina), tweeted this statement from the NRA earlier this afternoon:

Leslie Mayes @Leslie_Mayes

.@NRA Statement: "Until the facts are thoroughly known, NRA will not have any comment." #NRA #CTShooing
14 Dec 12

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Excuse me? Twenty kids just got shot to pieces with an assault rifle. What "facts" are Wayne LaPierre and company waiting for? After this, I'm convinced more than ever--all gun owners who support responsible regulations on guns should walk out on the NRA. That's the only way to defang LaPierre and his crew.

I mentioned this in an update to my earlier diary, but this is so outrageously dense it merited a post of its own.

4:13 PM PT: And apparently neither does the only 2nd Amendment absolutist who had the guts to come out of hiding today, Louie Gohmert. On Faux News Sunday, he actually claimed that the kids had defensive wounds. ThinkProgress has the video (h/t to LivesinaShoe).

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/16/1170742/-NRA-breaks-silence-on-CT-shooting-and-proves-that-it-doesn-t-get-it

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Reply NRA Finally Responds: "Until The Facts Are Thoroughly Known, NRA Will Not Have Any Comment" (Original post)
hatrack Dec 2012 OP
ellisonz Dec 2012 #1
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #2
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #3
rrneck Dec 2012 #4
onehandle Dec 2012 #5
NMDemDist2 Dec 2012 #6
Hoyt Dec 2012 #7
spanone Dec 2012 #8
hatrack Dec 2012 #16
Barack_America Dec 2012 #9
jsr Dec 2012 #10
Cobalt Violet Dec 2012 #11
neverforget Dec 2012 #12
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #13
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #14
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #15
spanone Dec 2012 #17
XemaSab Dec 2012 #18
bongbong Dec 2012 #19
samsingh Dec 2012 #20

Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

1. Scum.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. That's all?? FUCKING COWARDS!

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

3. COWARDS!

Bullies and cowards. That's all they are; it's all they've ever been. And they are going down.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

4. They won't have a public comment.

They've been on the phone with elected officials from the moment the story broke.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

5. Dickless thugs. nt

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:15 PM

6. the kids did have defensive wounds

their little arms and hands were up and the bullets went right on through

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

7. That is, until we've bribed Congress, we have nothing to say.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

8. there's nothing posted on their website that indicates they've made any statement.

www.nra.org

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:25 PM

16. This was a tweet to a news producer earlier this afternoon

It's the second (or third?) paragraph in the article excerpted above.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

9. There's no way to spin this one, fuckers.

Your time is at hand.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:17 PM

10. They meant to say "Until We Can Manufacture Some Facts"

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:18 PM

11. The fact are simple: you idiots enable this massacre...

And now you are too cowardly to take responsibility.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

12. They might be poll testing some talking points.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

13. NRA = Nationally Recognized Assholes. n/t

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:22 PM

14. "the kids had defensive wounds"?

What difference does that make. They were shot! They are gone! Does "the kids had defensive wounds" make it better!
Thinking of those little kids fight for their lived make it worse! They should never had to!

Hear that NRA? They should NEVER had to!

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:24 PM

15. *That's their comment????*

It's high time to make these shit bags irrelevant.

The time for conversation with these people is over. Develop the legislation, propose it, and dare the fuckers to vote against it. Then keep doing it. Every month if necessary.

We don't need them to cooperate. We force them to act correctly by force of law. End of story. We impose our will on them to solve this public health emergency. if they don't like it, well, we have plenty of federal prisons for them.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:26 PM

17. wayne lapierre & ted nugent are plotting how to raise membership through this tragedy, you betcha

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:28 PM

18. Oh shut the fuck up

you fucking pile of shit mother fucker fucking asshole rectal prolapses.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:42 PM

19. The reason they're waiting

 

"We have to make sure all our parrots in the MSM, the Congress, and all the people we send to political chatboards are saying the same exact Talking Points."

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

20. that's never stopped these asshole traitors cowards before.

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