National Rifle Association says 'our deepest sympathies' are with families and victims of Uvalde, Texas school massacre

National Rifle Association says 'our deepest sympathies' are with families and victims of Uvalde, Texas school massacre

May 25, 2022 by CNBC

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  • Joe Sohm | Visions Of America | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The National Rifle Association on Wednesday said its "deepest sympathies" are with the families and victims of the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school massacre — the latest in a series of mass shootings that gun-control advocates have blamed on loose firearm laws.
  • It also came two days before the powerful gun rights advocacy group, which has more than 5 million members, is due to begin its annual convention in Houston, Texas, a less-than-five-hour drive away from Uvalde.
  • In a Tuesday address in which he pushed for tighter gun restrictions, President Joe Biden said that "we as a nation have to ask, 'When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?'" He further criticized the industry on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday night, Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat who was serving as a House member during the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in his district that left 20 children dead, anticipated the NRA suggesting that a "deranged" gunman was the sole factor in the Texas slayings.

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