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How the NRA Stole Christmas

oldshortfatboy Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:10 AM
At first I was in agreement with you. But after some short reflection, I think that LaPierre is right on target...His target, that is. He wants to come across strongly, as he did. It's one way to get the attention of people and the liberal conformist press. I now expect some other member of the NRA to come on a few talk shows and repeat the same points somewhat less forcefully, but with the facts and statistics to back them up, in an attempt to show some warmth and compassion while retaining the NRA narrative. Hit 'em hard first, then help 'em back up before doing it nicely.

A day late and a dollar short best describes the National Rifle Association’s inept response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. As the nation’s most powerful defender of the second amendment (the right to bear arms), the NRA displayed cowardly silence for more than a week following the shooting. Then four days before Christmas, the NRA held ghoulish 30-minute press conference America would have been better off never witnessing.

Contrary to the banners held up by protesters at the event that read “ the NRA kills children,” it doesn’t but the NRA does do VERY bad public relations....