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  • #15
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    The NRA is remaining silent out of respect for the families. They understand that during this time, when memorials are still ongoing, it is not appropriate to speak out. When the time is right, the NRA will be prepared to speak, ad people will listen!!
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    Couldn't have said it better myself!!! Unlike the controlled media, they are not looking to exploit their agenda over a tragedy!!!
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    the NRA did not create this madman, nor lead him to Sandy Hook elementary. maybe the NRA should wait for a comment from the National Institute of Mental Health before they issue their own statement.
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    Maybe, unlike the media and politicians, the NRA is reflecting on the situation and formulating a comment that will not make them look like fools (again) unlike the media and politicians!
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    At the moment I would consider these protestors emotionally compromised. No amount of sensibility is going to placate their burning desire to scream from the rooftops. I say let them march in D.C. all they want. The NRA actually does not have any facilities in Whashington. They are all in Fairfax VA.
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    What do you want the NRA to say? All the response of more gun control is knee jerk reactions to a horrific incident. Instead of focusing on the criminal and his intent, lefties and democrats focus on the tool of choice. I did not see anyone banning airplanes after 9/11 and people still fly to down. I did not anyone banning skyscrapers and we are replacing the two the dinks knocked down.

    NRA is right where they need to be, supporting the right to bear arms.
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    Dear Republican5001: We need airplanes. We need skyscrapers. We do not need guns. The NRA uses the second amendment as a smokescreen that helps it sell more guns. It's not about rights, it's about profits. If there were no profits in selling guns or ammunition there would be no guns or ammunition. Just follow the money...Shame on you NRA.
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    @hometownmover hello hometownmover. WE do not need airplanes. Airplanes are a matter of convience for traveling long distances. We do not need skyscrapers, they are merely buildings for business transactions to shelter in. You have the inalienable right to own a firearm through legal means and even in some places or states, required to be licensed.

    I agree it is always about the money. But the NRA did not perpetrate the crime. The 20 y/o man did. Gun was just the tool of choice. What if the 20y/o had used a bulldozer instead? Do we outlaw bulldozers then?
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    @Republican5001 when there are 300,000,000+ bulldozers in the country and they are in the hands of unlicensed operators then we don't ban bulldozers, we keep unlicensed bulldozer operators from illegally obtaining bulldozers from bulldozer shows, and we regulate the resale of bulldozers, and we ban the most dangerous bulldozers. But we don't ban all bulldozers.
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    Yes you are so right!! Think of all the money stolen by hackers a year! Lets get computer control going!! " Computers steal Money" lets get rid of them!!
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    don,t worry lefties,they will cave,thats what they are designed to do,,the NRA has given away more Gun rights than Stalin could have hoped for,Go with Gun Owners of America or some other
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    What gun rights have been "given away"? The American public can go into any gun store (or gun show) and buy all the guns they want to...So what gun rights have we lost, thus far?
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    From a strategic standpoint... Stay on the sideline quiet...this will be brushed under the rug like all past mass shootings...reemerge months down the road when legislation is seriously considered involving the word gun and control.

    NRA the magnificently selfless organization looking out for the people!
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    The only 'fierce debate' is coming from the reactionary, emotional liberals who hated guns before the murderous rampage and will hate guns long after its memory fades These modern-day book burners are ignorant and afraid, and are lashing out in a predictable manner simply to capitalize on a national tragedy. Shameful.
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    That's funny. Looking at every thread mentioning this tragedy or gun lawd , there are way more posters supporting guns and the 2nd amendment than "emotional liberals". So its not a " fierce debate" but more a fierce defense.
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    @Jeff_Woehrle zing what?
    See Jeff there are three sides to this debate. You've got some " wild-eyed nuts" saying ban ALL guns.
    You've got some "wild-eyed nuts" saying refusing to even ADMIT guns are a problem, only we need more guns.
    And then you have the majority of people that are tired of hearing of these tragedies and want some sensible restrictions.

    You see Jeff, I like many other Americans, have a heart, we actually CARE that 26 people were massacred.
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    There isn't any way they can make a statement that someone won't make a big to-do over. Too many folks want to blame ANYBODY they can over last Friday. If the NRA tried to make any statement it would be twisted, bent, mutilated and misrepresented in every manner possible. Just the way it is.
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    If anyone ever doubted that Politix leans to the left of Stalin, here is your proof. Why should the NRA say anything? Do you feel they are obligated to say something? Should I expect a statement from the NAACP everytime a thug decides to kill someone? Should I expect a statement from the AMA everytime a child dies at the hands of an abortionist? Should I expect an apology from you for posting you leftist BS on a daily basis? Don't worry I won't hold my breath on that one.
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    I saw that Dan Rather was on social media ranting about why haven't firearm manufacturers or ammunition companies stepped forward to take accountability for this tragedy. I truly don't understand the mindset. Where in the hell are the gun manufacturers and ammunition companies at fault in this?? Why isn't there more outrage over the healthcare system and lack of treatment for mental illness? I can think of a multitude of other things to point your finger at first instead of gun makers. That is like going after automakers because their cars are too unsafe and cause deaths.
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    There are no easy solutions here. One poster asked the question "suppose you do limit the guns and clips. At what point does the body count become acceptable to you? Five? One?" And that's the issue here. There will always be guns and there will always be killer crazies. The question is how do we protect the children? ONE killed while in school is not acceptable. We are a violent society unlike any so called "Christian nation" in the world. Time to face the reality. Schools must be locked down from the outside with release bars from the inside in case of fire, etc.. The only accessible entrance must be manned by two well armed, urban combat trained security specialists who can engage people prior to their entering the school. We don't need teachers playing Rambo. Those who like guns (and I do) are almost always less competent than they think they are with their guns. We don't need teachers and shooters having firefights in the classrooms and halls of our schools. In my opinion you're asking for the body count to go up through "friendly fire" attrition.

    This not the last time this will happen. But we can minimize the danger to the kids by confronting these people before they enter the schools. Even if the killer takes out two security people those security people are trained and will give the school enough time to call for reinforcements and for those reinforcements to arrive. It's time we accepted that we are a violent society and meet force with force. OUTSIDE.
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    They already tried that once...Germany 1939. Society's fault in my opinion. Glorifying the criminal element and lifestyle. Everyone unwilling to take a punch to the face and always wanting to escalate the situation at first chance. I agree we need and should protect out children. I thoroughly disagree with some sort of Gestapo police force in the school being that tool. I think protection starts at home with the parents and then onto the school board as a tiered system.

    This incident was not a spur of the moment incident. The gunman attempted to purchase weapons earlier last week but refused to wait the required waiting period to obtain the weapons legally. The gunman obtained LEGALLY purchased weapons and killed the owner of those legally purchased weapons and committed his subsequent horrific crime. IT is not the guns fault. The gunman perpetrated the crime. Gun was just his tool to facilitate the crime happening.
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    @Republican5001 I never said a word about armed guards in the school. OUTSIDE the school. These kids don't need the trauma of armed teachers with guns on their hips nor stormtroopers patrolling the halls. That's an accident waiting to happen. Crazies seek soft targets and always will. We can't stop them all but urban combat trained guards outside the school will stop most of them at schools. they will find other targets. Targets that just might slow down the shooter as opposed to six year old kids. Do you even bother to actually read what I say?
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    people don't understand that if assalt rifles were illegal people would still be killed by them. the NRA should point out that like drugs, if someone wants to kill people and get a gun, they will!!
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    or a stick or stone or piece of rope. In England they outlawed guns. The result was that the deathrate by blunt force trauma increased four times. I'm unsure what the rate of stabbings is, but wasn't it an actor from one of the harry potter movies that was stabbed to death outside of a bar?
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    Silence was the way to handle it. No need to use it as a spring board. Let the people involved grieve. They lost something very precious to us all. Unlike the government, that jumped right in there and started their dancing around, beating their chest and demanding the guns be banned...
  • #87
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    Out of proper respect for the families and the rest of the country the NRA should allow time for mourning before making any announcement. Just remember that man who did the killing was mentally unstable.
  • #83
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    Do we expect a car AAA to comment every-time someone drives drunk, drives recklessly, etc? Expecting a response to a mass murder a pure animal is just silly. there is no need for them to respond. It wasn't the gun it was the animal that killed these children.
  • #72
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    No matter what they say it's going to be turned against them, it's a no win situation. Why hold them accountable for some nut job?
  • #69
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    I hear this is standard operating procedure in a time like this for the NRA. Lay low while public outrage lasts and lobby to defeat the bill when the bill is actually proposed.
  • #62
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    I think they're right to keep silent for now. Anything they say will just become the latest media sensation, and I think we all full of emotion already. It's probably better if they wait until all investigations are finished, and complete profiles of the shooter and his family are well known. There's still too much wild speculation being fueled by a hungry-for-more media.
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    What can they really say? They are nothing more than a target for the looneyleft anyhow. I say let the left burn out their emotions on the NRA then maybe we can have some sensible debates about what the problems really are.
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