What Did NRA Do After Columbine Massacre?
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?
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.