At a local Newtown Action Alliance presser (fancy talk for press conference) to coincide with NSSF‘s (National Shooting Sports Foundation) Shot Show, the firearms industry’s leading tradeshow and conference, which kicked off simultaneously in Las Vegas, somebody way up the food chain at NAA asked me if I would be willing to speak as a Newtown resident about NSSF. Out loud. To the media. In front of friends and neighbors.
It’s quite sad and ironic that National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is located right here in my home of Newtown Connecticut.
So that’s the background, and here is what I said:
Sadly, I read this aloud today, hearing news of yet another school shooting in Roswell New Mexico. How many since Sandy Hook? Too many. This will continue, until industry leaders like NSSF taking a leadership role to find common ground and protect public safety and change the tide of the gun culture.