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Chris Murphy Calls NRA Statement 'Revolting'

The U.S. Senator-elect says the NRA has "made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence."


NEWTOWN, CT -- U.S. Senator-elect Chris Murphy, a Congressman whose district includes Newtown, called today's announcement from the National Rifle Association "the most revolting, tone-deaf statement I've ever heard."

"While Newtown continues the horrifying work of burying twenty children and six adults, the NRA has the gall to say that the solution to this problem is more, not fewer guns," he said.

"The NRA has now made itself completely irrelevant to the national conversation about preventing gun violence, by saying that the answer to the tragedy in Newtown is to put more deadly semi-automatic assault weapons on the streets and into our schools."

The NRA statement today — after a weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people last week in Sandy Hook — called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Marcus Poulin December 23, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Truthteller your username is a rank misnomer.
Marcus Poulin December 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Watts since we can glaringly see how 44 years of federal, state, and municipal gun controls have benefitted the inner cities please tell us how (utilizing your very own logic) we will prevent the next shooting?
Watts December 23, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Here is your ad hominem directed at me, found directly above in this thread: "6:01 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012 Watts I doubt you even are a gun owner." Here you are accuse me of being a liar with no basis. From just 1 minute later you posted... "6:02 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012 "You can't use it for hunting......why do you need it???" -Watts analysis of the 2nd Amendment." Which is an absolute lie about me, supposedly quoting something that I never said or even insinuated. You can do a search on page through the whole thread or my posting history and not find that quote. On the other hand, I have been 100% honest in what I have posted. And you are completely misusing the term ad hominem. Ad hominem, as even your quote of Hitchens points out, is the faltering to character attack during an engagement about a different subject. But if you go back to my original post directed at you, I was never engaging on any other subject except your character (or lack, there of). That was always the subject for me, it wasn't a faltering from a different subject that I was engaged in. And your lies about me and unsubstantiated accusation that I was a liar, proves my point that you lack the character to properly conduct yourself. As for my points that you created this account as an opportunist to use this tragedy to push an agenda is easily proved by anybody who looks at your posting history. And most would find that to be reprehensible at this time.
Marcus Poulin December 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Watts you think the 2nd Amendment is for hunting as do all the other Democrats. "My guess is that you are probably a paid NRA mouthpiece out here trying to make the counter argument to what most Americans are asking for, but the way that you are doing it is nauseating." So where am I being paid or why would I be? And also Watts if you think the 2nd Amendment isn't for hunting what is it for? lol
Marcus Poulin December 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM
"Yes ladies and gentleman, another nutjob who created a Patch account specifically to spout off some fringe NRA thinking." <----No ad hominem there? You have to use crude terms like "Nut-jobs" to what disparage either us or the mentally ill? Please TELL ME why you must denigrate anyone with that term?

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