Hillary Clinton: It's Time To Stand Up To The NRA

Elias Hubbard
October 4, 2017

With the NRA (National Rifle Association) coming under broad attack following the Las Vegas mass shooting, another unsettling period appears ahead for the gun industry.

The massacre comes following shootings in Orlando, Florida a year ago, where 49 people were killed and 58 were wounded. The recoil repositions the trigger, and continuing to exert forward pressure on the barrel makes the rifle fire repeatedly. From the NRA came this telling message: dead silence. They're outlawed except for grandfather machine guns - very hard to get. Ryan, an avid hunter, is a gun-owner and like most Republicans has argued that tougher gun laws are not the answer.

"Congress has caved to the NRA after every mass shooting this decade, from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino, from Umpqua Community College in OR to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and so many more", Democracy for America said on Monday in a call for volunteers to run for office against NRA-backed members of Congress. While right-wing pundits may love to decry them as "Hollywood elites" who are out of touch with "real Americans", apparently our Congressional representatives are the ones who don't know what people want, as Jimmy Kimmel pointed out they voted down gun control measures that Americans-Republican and Democrat alike-support.

NRA donated $30 million to elect Trump. He was a member of the House in 2012, and the Sandy Hook massacre took place in his district at the time.

Caleb Keeter, a guitarist whose band had played before Paddock's rampage, says he used to be a stalwart Second Amendment supporter.

The attack, which is the 338th mass shooting of 2017 according to a website that monitors gun deaths, has prompted renewed calls for gun control. "My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn't realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it", Keeter tweeted Monday.

"The NRA is unrepentant", the group added, concluding that the only way to eliminate the organization's pernicious influence is to "defeat them at the ballot box".

In other words, the NRA's "good guy with a gun" was helpless against a bad guy with an overpowering arsenal.

Gillespie touted his A rating from the NRA in a May press release.

The delay will keep Virginia's airwaves free of pro-gun ads in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, though the shooting was not the reason for delaying the ads, Politico reported.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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