Chris Murphy Calls NRA Statement 'Revolting'

The U.S. Senator-elect says the NRA has "made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence."

U.S. Senator-elect Chris Murphy, a Congressman whose district includes Newtown, called today's announcement from the National Rifle Association "the most revolting, tone-deaf statement I've ever heard."

"While Newtown continues the horrifying work of burying twenty children and six adults, the NRA has the gall to say that the solution to this problem is more, not fewer guns," he said.

"The NRA has now made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence, by saying that the answer to the tragedy in Newtown is to put more deadly semi-automatic assault weapons on the streets and into our schools."  

The NRA statement today — after a weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people last week in Sandy Hook — called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

H.Douglas December 22, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Chris Murphy . is lost to reality,and is just working and thinking in lockstep with another shouldn't be politician (Obama). Murphy is just part of the "look at me politican's who know nothing ,do nothing ,but expect to get something to gratify them selves,and the hell with what the people think. Murphy you started out as a looser,and you will end up much worst.Try thinking for yourself,and stop siffing butt.
Chris December 22, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Chris Murphy is right. The NRA would have shoot outs between the good guys and the bad guys in front of school children.
raymond jaroszewski December 22, 2012 at 10:13 PM
The NRA want every one else to take responsibility but not themselves...shame on them.
raymond jaroszewski December 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I posted some photos I made from Sandy Hook on weds. P.M. the N.R.A. should take a look and decide what is important. We need to look at this problems from all angles including supply side , so they had better jointhe conversation i a meaningful way . Everyone out there put aside politics and lets make our country safer.
Carol Hudak December 23, 2012 at 07:07 PM
What you can't lose sight of, is that the mother of the shooter legally owned guns and took her clearly troubled son to the shooting range. Owning a gun takes having brains, common sense and integrity in their use. Tragically, she did not. Bad enough if she were the victim, but 26 innocent people were slaughtered as well. However, this killer was hell bent on slaughtering innocent children and would have found a way to do it, be it by bomb or any other means. The guns were right in front of him . . . and his (now) dead mother. Let's also look at rectifying felon John Rowland's error: re-open mental hospitals and tighten the liberal laws which prevent locking up seriously unbalanced people. The safety of a community must take precedence over the rights of the individual.


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