Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy issued the following remarks in response to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s remarks on Meet the Press:
The NRA leadership’s refusal to consider any new laws to keep the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people shows just how out of touch it is with the American people and even its own membership.
This position doesn’t speak for law-abiding Americans, including gun-owners, concerned about gun violence – it speaks for the corporate manufacturers who stand to make millions off of its chief lobbyist’s dream of a “guns everywhere” America.
After seeing the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Americans want to do more than stop the bad guy with the gun – we want to stop the bad guy from getting the gun in the first place.
Carolyn McCarthy is the representative of New York’s Fourth Congressional District. She was first elected in 1996.