Two more funerals in Newtown; NRA responds to massacre

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Photo: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two more of the children killed by a gunman who invaded a Connecticut elementary school were buried on Tuesday as officials released new details of the deadly spree that has reshaped the debate over gun control.

The National Rifle Assn., which has been under pressure to comment on the Newtown shootings, broke its silence and issued a statement saying it was ready to offer its plans at a Friday news conference.

“We were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown,” said the pro-gun rights lobbying group, which has repeatedly fought gun-control legislation on the national, state and local levels. “The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

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  • William Schneider

    Just turned off the channel 13 news when you gave over the time to the NRA news conference. This is not news – it is an advertisement for gun ownership. Over the next few weeks, they are going to deny any culpability, equivocate, justify and try to explain how their hands are so clean that how can anybody say that AUTOMATIC / ASSAULT weapons are actually not good to have around. By trying this tactic in the wake of these murders, they are proving that they are just as culpable as the shooter.

    Why anyone needs anything but a 30.06 or a shotgun for hunting is an argument I am not interested in hearing.