An NRA lobbyist in Wisconsin was caught on tape over the weekend explaining how once folks move on from the dead first graders in Connecticut, things will get back to normal in the long debate over gun control.
Bob Welch, an NRA lobbyist in Wisconsin, said the group has “a strong agenda coming up for next year, but of course a lot of that’s going to be delayed as the “Connecticut effect” has to go through the process.” Read more at Think Progress. Listen to his remarks here:
These are fighting words to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal:
If the NRA believes that Americans are going to forget what happened two months ago this week, it is sorely mistaken. What the NRA doesn’t seem to understand is that the so-called “Connecticut effect” is actually 20 children with their whole lives ahead of them taken from us in a matter of seconds – and six courageous educators who simply came to school to help children and, instead, lost their lives trying to protect them. The unimaginable pain their families and the Newtown community and our nation feel will not wear off anytime soon.