Las Vegas Tribute to Newtown Victims

Las Vegas Tribute to Newtown Victims

The city of Las Vegas pays tribute to the slaughtered children of Newtown, Connecticut this week by hosting that New England town’s resident gun lobby, the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  60,000 gun worshippers are expected to attend the memorial for the 20 children and six educators shot to death by a single military-style firearm.

The NSSF represents gun and ammunition manufacturers and dealers, and lobbies against laws banning high-capacity gun magazines, something the Las Vegas police chief favors. The organization also maintains that military-style weapons belong in civilian hands since they drive massive industry profits and are fun to use.


“Gun Group Chief Says Industry Didn’t Cause Newtown,” Ken Ritter, AP via ABC News


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