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The NRA Says It Won’t “Accept Blame” for Criminals Who Use Guns

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The gun control/safety debate will again take center stage in Washington when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a high-profile hearing on the topic. There are currently five witnesses slated to testify, but it’s two men in particular that are likely to attract the most media attention: Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s chief executive.

Everyone pretty much knew what each would likely say shortly after the hearing was scheduled. But now we know exactly what LaPierre will tell lawmakers during his opening statements. Via Politico:

“Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals,” LaPierre is scheduled to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Nor do we believe the government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families,” he added.

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