According to this Foxnews.com report, the National Rifle Association (NRA) plans to hold a press conference on Friday where it will push back against the call for tighter gun control laws in the United States. An anonymous "industry source" tells Fox News that the NRA is prepared to point its finger at the culture of violent media found in various forms of entertainment including television, movies, and video games.
"If we're going to have a conversation, then let's have a comprehensive conversation," an unnamed industry source told Fox News. "If we're going to talk about the Second Amendment, then let's also talk about the First Amendment, and Hollywood, and the video games that teach young kids how to shoot heads.
"If you really want to stop incidents like this, passing one more law is not going to do a damn thing," the source added. "Columbine happened when? In 1999. Smack in the middle of the original assault-weapons ban."
The NRA broke its silence today with a brief statement offering its condolences to the families and community affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last Friday.
"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters -- and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown," the statement read. "Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting."
The lobbying group added that it is willing to offer "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."
Source: Fox News