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NRA: We Are Shocked, Saddened and Heartbroken Over Newtown

Panda Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 9:04 PM
From what we plainly see, nodeamass, VIRTUALLY ALL THE VIOLENCEIN THIS CULTURE IS COMING FROM THE LEFT. So maybe if you guys leave, or get serious counseling, or do SOMETHING other than excuse all your violent acts--then maybe we won't need guns to protect ourselves. Let us know when you all plan on getting the help you need.

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...