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Gun Violence NRA’s stance after tragedy an embarrassment

NRA spokesman's news conference not satisfactory.
Posted on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

I, along with millions of others, looked forward to NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre’s Friday news conference. Just maybe the NRA would finally agree to a sensible reassessment of gun violence in our society. I agree with one of LaPierre’s main talking points: That we identify and get help for the mentally disturbed in our society.

After LaPierre’s Friday news conference, and the appearance of NRA leaders on many Sunday talk shows, I had to wonder where real illness exists. The kind of insane, irresponsible remedy put forth by them should be an embarrassment to every reasonable, responsible NRA member. The kind of nonsense proposed is like fighting fire with gasoline. As someone commented: It’s like telling someone with lung cancer that the best thing they can do is smoke more.

Harvey Chupp

Shipshewana




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 This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Islamic State group, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. A U.N. commission accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity as pictures emerged of the extremists' bloody takeover of the air base.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
 A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
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