NRA Under Fire for Robocalls to Newtown Residents

Monday, 25 Mar 2013 09:28 PM

By Todd Beamon

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The National Rifle Association came under fire on Monday from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators for making robocalls to residents of Newtown, the city where 20 children and six adults were mass-murdered in December.

“With these robocalls, the NRA has stooped to a new low in the debate over how to best protect our kids and our communities,” Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal wrote in a letter to NRA chief executive officer Wayne LaPierre, The Hill reports. “We call on you to immediately stop calling the families and friends of the victims in Newtown.”

The robocalls urged Newtown residents to lobby their state officials against efforts to pass stricter gun controls in Connecticut, The Hill reports. Proposals include a tougher ban on assault weapons ban and a limit on magazine sizes.

One robocall was obtained by The Huffington Post, The Hill reports.

“Anti-gun legislators are aggressively pursuing numerous proposals that are designed to disarm and punish law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen,” the robocall said.

The senators, in their letter, said that “making these calls opens a wound that these families are still trying hard to heal.

“Put yourself in the shoes of a victim’s family member who gets a call at dinnertime asking them to support more assault weapons in our schools and on our streets," they said, The Hill reports.

Meanwhile, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam defended the robocalls in a statement to CNN.

“The National Rifle Association has members, contributors, and supporters in Connecticut who expect us to do our jobs and keep them abreast of developments on the legislative front in their state,” Arulanandam told CNN. “We provide the same service for our members and supporters all around the country.”


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