So this is what the NRA meant by “offering meaningful contributions to ensure this never happens again?” They probably should have stayed silent like they did for the first five days after the Newtown, CT, school shooting. After going completely radio silent, shutting down their Facebook page and Twitter account, earlier this week the National Rifle Association released a statement promising to be a constructive partner in the debate over what to do in the wake of the latest, and most horrifying mass murder at the hands of a deranged gunman. After their statement released on Tuesday, Dec. 18, it was hoped that the NRA might come to its senses and support a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban that was enacted in 1994, but allowed to expire under Republican rule in 2004.
No such luck.
In the much anticipated press conference held this morning, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre declared that now was the time to not prevent guns from entering the schools where our children go to learn every day, but rather now is the time to make sure there are more guns in the schools where our children go to learn every day.