Report: NRA Plans to Point Finger at Violent Media at a News Conference on Dec. 21

According to this 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

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    jedidethfreak says:

    It’s still an if/then statement that the writer and posters here can’t read.


    No, they aren’t. This statement blames games as much as guns.

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    Neeneko says:

    Yeah.. but you can loosing gun laws so 'OMG WE NEED TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN!' and crack down on the mentally ill because 'OMG THEY MIGHT BE DANGEROUS!'… which is another possible outcome.

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    I think the US is stuck in a no-win scenario at this point. You can't take the guns because "ZOMG SECOND AMMENDMENT!", and you can't give free access to mental health care because "ZOMG SOCIALISM!".

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    jedidethfreak says:

    Apparently, people on GP don't know what an "if/then" statement is.

    "If we want to talk about the Second Amendment, then lets also talk about the First Amendment." Such a statement by an NRA member actually means they don't want to discuss either, since they don't discuss the Second Amendment.

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    ZippyDSMlee says:

    Ya know if they want evidence that badly I have one word to say. RELIGION, its the only work of fiction that has killed millions and harmed even more.

    Snark aside how about Less BS proactive law and rules that turn you into a child, more personal responsibility to show you are not a dumb ass and less scapegloating and blaming and less deer in the headlights the sky is falling idiocies.

    Oh ya meet my newest creation.


    I so wish I could sick im on them ><


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    Neeneko says:

    Given that they feel no shame fabricating outrage out of whole cloth… I doubt they will bother with evidence.    I will just be happy if they don't try to pull some 'media=>hollywood=>liberal=>communist=>UN IS INVADING!' chain of reasoning.

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    "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."

    And I greatly look forward to the evidence that backs up the finger pointing.


    Andrew Eisen

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    Bigman-K says:

    The blame game on either side of this tragedy is ridiculous. Those who would give up freedom for safety deserve neither. The mainstream media and government on both sides whether left or right are just using this as an excuse to further curtail our constitutional rights.

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    Craig R. says:

    And lest anybody forget, all these other countries consume all of the entertainment that we produce (and we, in turn, theirs). So, lack of exposure isn't an issue.

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    Waraila says:

    Hmm, yet all these other countries that have guns, don't have the same level of violence despite gaming being common in them too.  Or the countries that don't allow guns at all…

    Yes it 'must' be the games.


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    Craig R. says:

    Color me not shocked in the least.

    After all, it's the video games that are putting those bullets in the heads of children, right?

    Remember, the ability to kill is more important than free speech and the right to live.

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