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NRA to Make Announcement Friday; What Do You Want to Hear From Them?

Fairfax-headquartered group issues statement about preventing future tragedies after shooting in Connecticut.

After days of silence, the National Rifle Association, headquartered in Fairfax, has released a statement on the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again" and pledged to make an announcement on Friday.

In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "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 organization announced it will hold a press conference Friday in Washington, D.C.

More details on Friday's press conference will be released when timing is deemed "appropriate," according to the statement.

In the interim, we want to know, what do you hope the NRA does in response to the Newtown tragedy?

donna December 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Our lawmakers need to hear what "we the people" have to say, and not what the NRA has to say. Our voices have to squash the voice of the NRA. Speak out and let our lawmakers know that the NRA can not dictate the dialogue on gun control.
Barb Guiragos December 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The NRA'S membership is composed of" We The People" who believe that the 2nd Amendment should not be infringed upon. Why is there no outrage against the mental health laws that prevent adults with mental illnesses from being identified and treated even if that treatment must be in the form of committal to an institution? Where is the outrage against the stigma attached to having a mental illness or having a child with a mental illness? From some reports, the mother of the shooter did not have a good support system and was, in fact, seeking conservatorship over her son so she could direct his care. There is no one answer to this horrible problem.
jane thomas December 20, 2012 at 02:40 PM
What we need to hear from the NRA is simple common sense. I challenge any member to answer the simple question: Should anyone, other than law enforcement or military, own an assault weapon. The answer is--and has ever been--no. I look forward to a statement to that effect tomorrow.
sadeto December 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
The killer in Sandy Hook has not been diagnosed as mentally ill. He had a not uncommon neurological condition on the autism spectrum, which is not associated with violence or sociopathic behavior. So what, exactly, are you talking about here?
Archie Bunker December 20, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Can you define what is a "assault weapon" ? What may be a assault weapon to you, could be a hunting rifle for me
PW Person December 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
definition of an assault weapon?? -- not sure. but I think anything capable of killing 20 children in a matter of minutes should be on the list...
NYB December 27, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Sorry, but "you the people" are just the vocal, uninformed and soon to be rightfully marginalized soccer mom's and whining Marxists of America. The NRA speaks for more people than you do.

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