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Second Connecticut Senator Slams NRA For Offensive Newtown Shooting Remarks


Society & Culture  (tags: violence, americans, gun violence, NRA, abuse, crime, children, sadness, safety, news, politics, government, society, ethics )

CarrieSIC
- 651 days ago - thinkprogress.org
This past weekend, Wisconsin NRA lobbyist Bob Welch declared at the group's annual meeting that they would soon continue weakening the nation's gun laws, but would have to wait for the "Connecticut effect" to blow over first.



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JL A. (274)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:25 pm
Kudos to the CT senators for speaking out on behalf of their constituents and setting the example all in Congress would do well to follow!
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:38 pm
NRA just fun boy for money to control people, Good posting, thanks
 

Alana H. (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:50 pm
Excellent. Maybe the Republican party is not completely lost.
 

Sylvia M. (70)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:06 pm
That's all 20 6 year olds and a few teachers are to that diabolical organization, the "Connecticut Effect?" The NRA has no purpose beyond hunting guidelines, and I am opposed to even those.
 

Karen H. (4)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:40 pm
Read, and what can I say....just shaking my head.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:18 pm
NRA lobbyist Bob Welch, along with the NRA's leadership and its remaining lobbyists, are despicable people who have no respect for human life. The fact that they look up to Ted Nugent speaks volumes! If that isn't digging to the bottom of a particularly foul barrel in order to find a celebrity spokesperson, I don't know what is!

Thanks for this enlightening post, Carrie!
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:47 am
Read and Noted and disgusted. I hope I don't offend anybody but why did the second amendment not get changed years and years ago??? My own feeling is that it was meant for the period of time when there was Civil War. I mentioned this as I have heard different spokes persons for the NRA over the years refer to it.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:49 pm
Sadly, Sylvia, the NRA is about the money they can generate for the arms industry, and they care not a whit about anything else.
Elizabeth, I believe that the 2nd amendment was about militias, soon after the Revolutionary war, when the most advanced gun was a (single shot) musket.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:43 pm
Thanks, Carrie.
I recently heard someone, (I think it may have been on The Daily Show?), comment that Wayne La Pierre and others are taking the flak for the gunmakers. If we can get petitions against the actual makers of guns and ammo, I think we'll have stronger effect. Their names and faces also need to get out there in the media. They're being protected, and it's up to us to target the right people with our messages. No more hiding behind the NRA shield.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:41 pm
Thanks.
 
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