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What Did NRA Do After Columbine Massacre?

December 6, 2010

I looked up the news reports of what the NRA did to gun legislation following the deadly shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado.

The legislative outcome from that time period, though often mentioned, needs to be brought up again in light of the school shooting this past week in Marinette, Wisconsin.    Even if there were honorable folks in the Wisconsin State Legislature that wanted to crack down on guns and the violence they spawn the NRA would go bat-crap crazy.  More than usual.

When one reads the news story below, and reflects on the Colorado tragedy it is clear that the NRA has no conscience.  That is very obvious.   There is more than ample evidence over the decades to prove that point over and over.

That we allow this madness from the NRA to continue reflects on the general public in this nation.  How stupid are we?  How many more kids need to  die from guns to prove the NRA is wrong?

From CBS News Feb. 17, 2000

The National Rifle Association gave thousands of dollars last month to Colorado state legislators in an effort to defeat gun control laws inspired by the Columbine massacre. CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports many of those measures were voted down this week.

Only a few token laws, those supported by the NRA, passed. One allows cops to arrest people who buy guns for criminals and children; another re-authorizes a state background check program.

Most of the other proposals were shot down. Among other things, these laws required background checks at gun shows, safe storage of guns at home and an increase in the age for buying a handgun from 18 to 21.

Tuesday, a Republican legislative leader introduced a bill that would protect gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

Gun control advocates say it’s as if Columbine never happened.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2010 1:10 PM

    Thanks Cathy.

    Later tonight I will place you on blog roll and also promote your site on my blog in a post….have work here this afternoon…will do tonight.

  2. December 7, 2010 12:46 PM

    The NRA is out of control. Their goal is to keep you scared and angry so they can help sell more guns. They are working hard to eliminate the few weak gun laws that exist.
    You have a great group in Wisconsin fighting against the NRA. Check out the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort – http://www.waveedfund.org/

  3. December 7, 2010 7:09 AM

    It’s past time for public officials to state the obvious: The NRA is the witting or unwitting ally of terrorists, drug dealers and organized crime.

    There is room for a sane approach to firearms possession and control, but the NRA and its allies refuse to take it.

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