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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?

Moe December 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I want to hear that they would back a ban on assault rifles but that they will still continue to fight for our right as citizens to own firearms. I don't know what the law currently states about firearms being accessible in homes where there are mentally ill persons but I think everyone can agree that this was a home that they should have been confiscated from. This mother knew he was disturbed and violent and yet made zero effort to get rid of our even secure the weapon. Unfortunately you can't legislate stupidity but more should have been done to make sure this deranged idiot was committed to a facility where he clearly belonged
Cypher December 20, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Do you even know what an "assault rifle" is? Besides being an ASSault ignoramous? It fires single shots just like any other rifle. And no matter how the rambling imbeciles rant and rave about magazine capacity, it doesn't matter if you insist on disarming people and force them to cower like sheep waiting to be slaughter while the lunatic reloads. I also noticed how that story about a Texas teacher having to go out to his car to get his handgun and come back into the school to stop a raving student before anyone was shot, was relegated to obscurity. I guess slaughtered sheep makes better news reads for you ASSaults.
Cypher December 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Do you even know what an "assault rifle" is? Besides being an aSSault ignoramus? It fires single shots just like any other rifle. And no matter how the rambling imbeciles rant and rave about magazine capacity, it doesn't matter if you insist on disarming people and force them to cower like sheep waiting to be slaughter while the lunatic reloads. I also noticed how that story about a Texas teacher having to go out to his car to get his handgun and come back into the school to stop a raving student before anyone was shot, was relegated to obscurity. I guess slaughtered sheep makes better news reads for you aSSaults.
Moe December 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Since the article makes no mention of assault rifles I must assume that you childish, misinformed tirade is directed at me. First, I must say that all guns only fire one shot at a time, only one bullet can get through the barrel at a time. But that's the obvious so I'll have to figure that you meant they are not automatic weapons? And in that case it would appear then that you are the one who does not know what an assault rifle is. In order to be truly classified as an assault rifle the weapon MUST have a selective firing mode. Which means it MUST have an automatic setting, thereby making it capable of rapid fire. That brings us back to my original post...assault weapons should be banned other firearms should not. We should not be 'lambs to the slaughter' as you say but I never said we should, nor did the article make mention of banning all weapons. And I would especially like to reiterate that lunatics should not be in possession of firearms and your post certainly reinforces that position. Anyone who cannot make a compelling argument without resorting to name calling and childish rants is not mature enough to carry a gun.
Cypher December 21, 2012 at 02:39 PM
The more the buffoon blathers. The easier to see the rant through the spittle. I'm answering YOUR rant on ASSault rifles. And you clearly have no idea as to semi or full auto. Keep blathering in funny attempts to cover the prior blathering. It's hilarious.

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