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How Will NRA Explain Away Gun Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut?

December 14, 2012

UPDATE….A gunman killed 26 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10,

Once again the insanity of gun ownership has raised it’s head and made headlines.  Once again the NRA has to claim responsibility for the bloodshed.

These type of stories about gun crimes come at such a pace we become immune to them.  Many in this nation pass them over as if it were another story about the fiscal cliff talks.   Is this not the second this week?  Or third?

The fact is the NRA controls the agenda by making sure that sensible and tough gun control legislation is not passed by hamstringing Congress.  When someone with a microphone has the decency and intellect to address gun violence, as did Bob Costas two weeks ago, the gun freaks go crazy on right-wing media.  Fact is, Costas was right.

Too many guns, too many shootings, too many deaths.

I keep asking on my blog when the NRA will start to pay for the burial costs from gun violence.  It becomes frightfully silent when such a suggestion is made, but this morning it seems that another round of burials will need to be paid for.

The NRA needs to be held accountable.

A shooter on Friday opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, leading to multiple victims, the Hartfort Courant newspaper reported.

All Newtown schools were placed in lockdown after the shooting, the Newtown Public School District said.

The shooter, an adult, was dead and two handguns were recovered from the scene, NBC News reported without citing a source.

Danbury Hospital had received three patients from the scene, a hospital spokeswoman told NBC Connecticut.

One child was carried from Sandy Hook Elementary School by a police officer, and the child appeared to have been wounded, the town’s weekly newspaper, the Newtown Bee, said on its website.

  1. December 15, 2012 4:15 AM

    Sometimes certain individuals think, the only solution to get satisfaction should done by a gun. But I still believe, that permanent communication is the only way to avoid, that every three years somewhere a hidden, blocked aggression runs a surreal climax to a show down of an absurd outburst.

  2. December 15, 2012 1:13 AM

    As far as the comments by “Mark”… the connection between abortion and gun violence is contrived by him to push his own agenda and make waves, it seems… but since it’s suddenly a topic, okay, I’ll chime in, too:

    I wish the people who are so gung-ho about “protecting life” when it comes to women’s health and abortions had the same sentiments as far as violence, up to and including gun violence, once those kids are born.

    Instead, it seems, there’s a lot of concern for the child while still in the mother’s womb but once it’s born, good luck and godspeed as he or she dodges bullets both figurative and, clearly, literal before they even hit puberty.

    Such a sad state of affairs…
    It’s funny, though, that around these times when things like this happen, the NRA lobby tends to be silent except to regurgitate the same old song and dance about the Second Amendment, that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people” and other cliches they use to make themselves feel better.
    It just strikes me as a load of horseshit.

    Sadly, as I mention in my blog post (link #2 in trackbacks on this piece), I doubt that we’ll truly have much soul-searching, much less consideration on a status quo that clearly is not working to keep us safe.

    Either way, my thoughts are with the victims of this terrible tragedy…

  3. A guy permalink
    December 14, 2012 9:16 PM

    I don’t understand the need for the right to bear arms? Why is it so important for Americans to have this right? I’m not from the US. Can someone explain? If people ARE given this right, what is its purpouse ?


  4. Mel permalink
    December 14, 2012 9:07 PM

    @Mark – “hundreds of millions”. Really? Statistics please. From the CDC. Post the link.

  5. Your worst nightmare permalink
    December 14, 2012 7:21 PM

    WIsh we could Assholes like Mark to fight the wars for oil, and kill two birds (assholes) with one stone.


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