I’ve kept quiet until now on the Newtown tragedy, but the speech by NRA CEO Wayne Lapierre has moved me to speak up.

In the immediate aftermath of the shootings the NRA kept its head down and out of the limelight. Not a bad move for an organization which encourages the proliferation of guns in American society. Guns are deeply entrenched in American culture, 88 out of every 100 Americans own at least one gun. As we learned in Newtown, some own small arsenal of often powerful weapons.

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