Skip to comments.Mother of VA Tech shooting survivor: NRA shouldn’t be part of gun safety debate
Posted on 01/30/2013 9:46:42 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
The mother of one of the survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting told elected leaders to stand up to the NRA, a group she argues doesnt even deserve to be at the table in the gun safety debate.
Lori Haas joined PoliticsNation Wednesday after attending the contentious Senate hearing which featured testimony from gun control advocates, gun rights supporters, and experts in law enforcement. NRA head Wayne LaPierre voiced some of the strongest opposition to new regulations, including shooting down a proposal to close the background check loophole.
We are hopeful and impressed with some of our leadership on the hill but frankly we need leadership from all of our representatives, Haas said. It shouldnt take much courage to stand up to the NRA. Courage is facing down the barrel of a gun, and my daughter did that and there were 16 other injured students at Virginia Tech who did that.
The NRA should not even be at the table, she said. I dont see reports from them, I dont see studies from them, I dont see activities from them, I dont see policies from them that contribute to the public safety debate.
Haas, who joined the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence as an organizer in her home state of Virginia in 2010, pushed back against those who think argue regulations like background checks attack legal gun owners in America. I find it very, very telling that the commentary is always youre targeting law abiding citizens, she said. No, were not targeting law abiding citizens, were targeting criminals, dangerous individuals, felons, domestic abusers, terrorists. We want to stop those individuals from getting a firearm and harming our neighbors, our friends, our communities.
We need to do a background check on all buyers on all gun sales.
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Freeper TheConservator: Mother of VA Tech shooting survivor shouldn’t be part of gun control debate.
Lori Haas can STFU. Who the hell does she think she is denying 1st Amendment rights to anyone???
leftists do not believe in debate or discussion, they do not believe in freedom of opinion or thought or association either.
I guess it's because she's never bothered looking for any of these. Simply put, the NRA is the #1 gun safety and training group in the USA, they sponsor the award winning "Eddie the Eagle" gun safety programs for children, and they train and certify range safety officers, and put on law enforcement training seminars all over the country.
My guess is she gets all her information on the NRA from the NY Slimes and MSNBC.
She only believes what the liberal news tells her... all too common.
So according to her, only liberals can be part of the debate????
Lady, you are hysterical. So it is you who needs to be ignored.
Like the BATFE? Pwners of F&F, Waco and Ruby Ridge (among other "actions" like their latest escapades in Milwaukee)
“Courage is facing down the barrel of a gun, and my daughter did that...”
Seriously? She makes it sound like her daughter confronted the gunner. Maybe so, but without a gun or other weapon and a decent chance to stop the gunner, that sounds more foolish than courageous. There’s nothing courageous about getting shot down while trying to hide or flee.
Also, why is a victim’s mother suddenly qualified to set policy for an entire nation of 300+ million people. Are we going to survey all of parents and make our decision based that? What if I find one of the parents not only wants the NRA to teach classes in the schools but thinks all teachers should be armed? Should we do that? Ridiculous!
We realize you are trying to target criminals. But though the laws keep changing somehow the black market stays black. All you do with idiotic closings of “loopholes” is make it harder for non-criminals to get guns. That’s a fact, despite what it is you have in mind to do.
Not only is she “hysterical”....she’s daft.
yes, life is so much better when you don’t have to listen to arguments from people who disagree with you. Just ask Obama.
“Are we going to survey all of parents”
No, just her and Trayvon Martin’s mom (because her son looked like Obama’s make-believe son).
The NRA shouldn’t be part of the gun debate?
Planned parenthood shouldnot be part of the abortion debate...
The ACLU should not be part of the relgion debate...
The NEA should not be part of the education debate...
PETA should not be part of the animal rights debate...
Doctors should not be part of the assisted suicide debate...
The NAACP should not be part of the race debate...
The NLRB should not be part of the employment rights debate...
The NFL should not be part of the TBI debate...
The FAA should not be part of the aviation safety debate...
Withe complete respect for her loss, she is being a useful idiot on her emotion! Shame on the people prompting her to do this.
just a small step up from the Left swooning over a letter that a 6 year old wrote to Obama to keep other kids from being killed by guns
Where are the kid’s letters wanting to make the White Hut a weapons free and fence free zone?
Typical leftist spewing her idiocy..you can always figure out which one is a leftist by the stupid things they say..Hey Haas..if you don’t like this country move to Venezuela they will be happy to have you
Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.
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