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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?

Shripathi Kamath December 19, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I want to see the NRA demand that any remedies they suggest for school and college safety be implemented first at the Capitol, White House and the Supreme Court. That is, if they want concealed carrying of firearms in schools by those wish to protect themselves, then the same should be allowed for everyone in the Capitol. Including visitors. I want Scalia to not have to walk through a metal detector, not have to fear for his safety, and be carrying a firearm to defend himself. Nothing else. Likewise, visitors to the Capitol should have the same freedom to carry weapons Good enough for our kids, good enough for our judges, legislators and the President. In other words, affirm the Second Amendment EXACTLY the same way in all public spaces.
John K Massaro December 19, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I want to hear them say that they will be in full compliance & agreement of any ban on assault weapons in the near future with no conditions. I want them to agree that enough is enough now...
anita combs December 20, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Too many people are carrying guns if we live in a country with a lot of space then that is a different story. People should prove why they need a gun and perform a strong background check. If anyone (applicant and living with the applicant or a blood relative or involved relative/friend) as a mental illness they should not be entitled to having a gun. Anyone with a mental illness should not even be practicing with a gun and should not have any job with a gun---I am sure the military or police does not allow a person with a mental illness carry a gun so why should a citizen be exposed to a gun.
anita combs December 20, 2012 at 03:00 AM
if no one was allowed to carry a gun in a heavily population and no one with a mental illness had an easy opportunity to get a gun then no one would need buy a gun for personal protection. School personal have a personal gun may cause other problems such as curious kids playing around and accidently shooting someone.


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