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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:21 AM

NRA Goes Silent After Connecticut School Shooting

WASHINGTON -- Where is the NRA?

The nation's largest gun-rights organization typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths has gone all but silent since last week's rampage at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.

Its Facebook page has disappeared. It has posted no tweets. It makes no mention of the shooting on its website. None of its leaders hit the media circuit Sunday to promote its support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms as the nation mourns the latest shooting victims and opens a new debate over gun restrictions. On Monday, the NRA offered no rebuttal as 300 anti-gun protesters marched to its Capitol Hill office.

After previous mass shootings such as in Oregon and Wisconsin the group was quick to both send its condolences and defend gun owners' constitutional rights, popular among millions of Americans. There's no indication that the National Rifle Association's silence this time is a signal that a change in its ardent opposition to gun restrictions is imminent. Nor has there been any explanation for its absence from the debate thus far.

The NRA, which claims 4.3 million members and is based in Northern Virginia, did not return telephone messages Monday seeking comment.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/nra_n_2321695.html

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spanone Dec 2012 OP
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #1
warrior1 Dec 2012 #2
PoliticalBiker Dec 2012 #3
spanone Dec 2012 #5
PoliticalBiker Dec 2012 #6
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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. The NRA promotes madness

Arm everyone, everywhere, all the time. Arm middle aged teachers with military assault rifles and expect them to become Rambo at the drop of a hat. Pure madness is what they have advocated for a loooong time.

Their silence reeks of guilt, like a dog with it's tail between it's legs cowering in the corner.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. Has one republican politician

come out an express anything on this tragedy? I haven't seen one since it happened.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. This happens after every tragedy

The NRA is suspiciously silent.

Wonder why?

Rather obvious, don't ya think?

NRA needs to be disbanded. Period.

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Response to PoliticalBiker (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:36 AM

5. this one's different....


After previous mass shootings such as in Oregon and Wisconsin the group was quick to both send its condolences and defend gun owners' constitutional rights, popular among millions of Americans. There's no indication that the National Rifle Association's silence this time is a signal that a change in its ardent opposition to gun restrictions is imminent. Nor has there been any explanation for its absence from the debate thus far.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 AM

6. Re: this one's different....

I heard very little from the NRA after any of these tragedies. At most, it was a short statement and very little if anything beyond that.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. Cowards.

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