The massacre of twenty children on Friday has not only left this country in shock and disbelief, it has created a new dialogue on the subjects of mental health care and gun control. Unfortunately, where there hasn’t been much dialogue is from the National Rifle Association. On twitter, they have been silent since the news of the shooting became known.
As of Sunday night, not a peep. An organization with the size and influence of the NRA, has had nothing to say about this mass shooting. Not even a condolence message…NOT EVEN A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE. You won’t find anything mentioning the tragedy on their website either. Trying to hide perhaps?
This Sunday morning, at least two of the political talk shows, Face the Nation and Meet the Press, offered invites to every Pro-Gun Rights Senator. Not one accepted the offer to defend their views. Not one of the thirty-one Gun Rights members felt comfortable trying to explain why a mentally unstable young man had the opportunity to fire guns of such power into the delicate bodies of six and seven year old children.
One Senator did talk to Fox News. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) apparently believes more firepower is the answer.
I wish to god she had had an M4 in her office
the Senator said of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting. Can he really believe this young woman could have unlocked the gun from where it was kept, aimed, fired and hit the target…before he gunned her down? It’s incomprehensible to me how these people always think the answer to gun violence is more guns.
Perhaps his comment was one reason the NRA has been silent. There is nothing they can say that makes any sense.