Brady Campaign President: NRA Put ‘the Gun In George Zimmerman’s Hands’

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( – The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida by “putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands.”

During a rally on Capitol Hill marking the five-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre in which 32 people were killed and the eight-year anniversary on Friday of the Columbine High School shooting, Brady Campaign president Dan Gross called on Congress to “take simple action to stop arming dangerous people.” Also, on hand at the rally were victims of gun violence and their families.

“Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention, in his feeble attempt to deflect the well-deserved blame for putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands, had the gall to complain about all the media attention on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. He asked, ‘What about the tragedies that occur every day in our nation?’” Gross said.

“Well, Wayne. Here they are – 32 of them – and they blame you and the politicians who do your bidding every bit as much as the media does. The fact is – not just the Trayvon Martin tragedy – but most of the gun violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop arming dangerous people,” he added.

“Arming dangerous people just to support a lobby that sells guns. That is shameful. It is immoral. It is almost criminal. That’s why we’re here in D.C., this week, to demand Congress make it abundantly clear whose vision they support – the NRA’s dark, paranoid vision of guns just about anywhere in just about anyone’s hands or our vision – an America where tragedies like ours and the 32 others that will occur today no longer happen,” Gross said.

Read More at CNS By Melanie Hunter.

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  1. The Brady pack are a bunch of liberal dumb as$es, i believe they are also out to ruin america, Traitors

  2. The dangerous people are going to find guns and use guns even if it’s illegal. The only difference would be that the good guys won’t have any weapons to defend themselves with.

  3. JacktheFAC says:

    Anyone who thinks that Zimmerman will get a fair and impartial trial is simply naïve and living in a dream world. When he goes to trial, he must be found guilty, and the jurors will know this. Even if the judge does attempt to keep the identities of these jurors secret, there are enough liberal “journalists” who will pay enough bribes to find out who their identities, and then their identities will be given to the Black Panthers, and other black racists terrorists. The jurors know this, and know that they, and their families, will be in danger if they find Zimmerman innocent (even though he is). Also, the likes of “Revs.” Sharpton, and Jackson, and their racists ilk, will turn loose a national series of riots if Zimmerman is found innocent. It will be Rodney King all over again, but on steroids. With thugs like this holding our legal system hostage, what other verdict for Zimmerman will there be but guilty.

  4. RacerJim says:

    I hereby accuse the NAACP of being responsible for Trayvon Martin verbally then physically assaulting Zimmerman, and getting himself killed as a result, by putting the hate-whitey mind-set in Trayvon Martin’s mind.

  5. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Wrong on this one Brady. God and the CONSTITUTION put that gun in Zimmermans carry holster. The NRA only ASSURES we KEEP that RIGHT.
    Thank GOD and country Zimmerman had it to DEFEND himself against a thug trying to kill him.

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