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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NRA speaks nonsense

Letter to the Editor

I could possibly understand the remarks of Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, if they were made immediately following the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting.

It was a time when no one really knew what to say or now to say it. ...

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I could possibly understand the remarks of Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, if they were made immediately following the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting.

It was a time when no one really knew what to say or now to say it.

But after a week to think it over, the rambling of LaPierre on Friday, December 21st, shows that the man has no remorse or conception of what has happened with high-power guns all over the U.S. in recent years.

As always, the NRA blames the shootings on everything but guns.

Announcing the NRA calls for an armed officer at every school in the country is ridiculous. In fact, there have been armed guards at past shootings but the guard couldn’t take a shot fearing he would hit a bystander.

In the 18th century when the Second Amendment was passed, it was necessary for citizens to protect themselves and their families. This is not necessary today.

As a veteran of a war, long ago “forgotten,” I see no need for anyone to own an assault weapon of any type or armor piercing bullets. These weapons should only be used by the armed forces and police.

My uncle, a hunter, was a member of the NRA all his life, but I know he wouldn’t stand for what the NRA represents today.

I sincerely hope our legislators will not let themselves be bought by the NRA as has happened in the past.

Robert Goldsack

Nashua