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NRA: We Are Shocked, Saddened and Heartbroken Over Newtown

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:55 PM
The NRA, as an organization, has been providing firearms training, competition, and safety programs since its inception in 1871. The Law Enforcement Division (LED) of the NRA was established in 1960 specifically to provide the law enforcement community with a means to certify law enforcement firearm instructors. We also offer law enforcement firearm competitions, as we believe competition is a direct extension of training. Since 1962 we have conducted the National Police Shooting Championships, as they are known today. In 2008, we began an exciting new multi-gun law enforcement competition called the Tactical Police Competition, or TPC. The NRA's Law Enforcement Division is also home to the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe® Program.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:55 PM
. Since its inception in 1988, the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe® Program has reached over 26 million children with its lifesaving message of "STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult." The Law Enforcement Division is here to assist the law enforcement and military in any capacity it can.

After staying silent for four days, the National Rifle Association has issued a statement about the horrific shooting last week in Newtown, Connecticut.

The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

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 NRA is prepared to...