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Sandy Hook Elementary School's neighbor - a huge gun lobby group

by: Sue

Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 19:56:30 PM EST


http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/...
Just across the highway from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in a stately white building with an American flag flying out front, is the headquarters of the United States' premiere industry association for gun retailers.
.... The National Shooting Sports Foundation has kept a lower profile over the years, but is likely the second-most-powerful force for firearms use in the country.

http://www.nssf.org/shooting/

Sue :: Sandy Hook Elementary School's neighbor - a huge gun lobby group
It's not the consumer-focused National Rifle Association. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has kept a lower profile over the years, but is likely the second-most-powerful force for firearms use in the country.

Take its lobbying activities. While the gun lobby in general has spent less in 2012 than it has in recent years, the NSSF's spending has exploded, spiking from about $100,000 in 2008 to $500,000 so far this year (in comparison to the NRA's $2.2 million). The lion's share of that went to Patrick Rothwell, the group's director of government relations, who served for three years as chief of staff to the House Republican Policy Committee.

Their website:
http://www.nssf.org/

The Gawker has also picked this up, adding

"The NSSF's location in Newtown is an incidental coincidence, of course, but an unfortunate one nonetheless in light of today's events".

Via the Newtown Patch ~

Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that are affected.

Check donations may be mailed to:

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

The United Way website here.

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation  owes Connecticut more than apology; they should be providing thousands of dollars for assistance and scholarships to Newtown families.

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So there is a terrible mass shooting in Connecticut. In response, the Governor of NEW YORK pushes through a model gun control law. So what are the governor and legislature of CT doing?

 
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