Skip to comments.CNN's Piers Morgan Falsely Claims Newtown Shooter Was an NRA Member
Posted on 03/28/2013 5:34:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
Note to Piers Morgan: Journalism isn't rocket science and making a few phone calls can go a long way.
Giddy about a Newtown search warrant that showed there was an NRA certificate found in the Lanza household, Morgan tweeted giddily:
Yet, this is an abject lie.
Emily Miller of the Washington Times noted today in a piece responding to Morgan’s egregious and misleading tweets that:
In the search warrants of the Lanza’s mother’s house, it showed a receipt for a shooting range along with a NRA certificates for both Adam and Nancy Lanza. These are given when a person takes a course in gun safety or training by an NRA-certified instructor.
The police also list a handbook published by the NRA. The book covers topics include safely using a pistol safely, shooting fundamentals, cleaning, storage and transportation.
The certificate was made out to Nancy Lanza, according to LaPierre explain what checks they made on Adam Lanza before sending him a @NRA certificate. #Newtown
The NRA was forced to put out a statement clarifying for those in the media that people NRA certificates don’t indicate membership in the organization: “There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer Adam Lanza, nor between Nancy Lanza, A. Lanza or N. Lanza with the National Rifle Association. Reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.”
With the latest development that the assault weapons ban amendment is ending in failure, it’s tragic to see alleged journalists like Morgan spew misinformation in order to smear an organization that is dedicated to defending civil rights, namely those protected by the Second Amendment.
I’ve been an NRA member for 30 years and have never received an NRA certificate.
What’s an NRA certificate?
Piers is stupid and a liar. But that’s the definition of liberal.
This is silly. You join the NRA by paying membership dues which covers the cost of the NRA-published magazine of your choice and supports their other education and public relations activities and you get a wallet-size card saying you’re a member. It’s not like subscribing to the Daily Worker makes you a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. You can’t be expelled from the NRA any more than they’d refuse to accept your money.
For Piers it could be anything with NRA printed on it - a business card from and instructor, A cut out from a magazine page, or a 3x5 card with NRA printed on it with a black felt tip marker!
The guy is a POS!
I think you have done s#!t a disservice to compare it to Morgan.
“I want to hear Wayne LaPierre explain what checks they made on Adam Lanza before sending him a @nra certificate.”
Hello piers did the Gay Pride Movement do a background check on you before they issued you your “I am a Catcher” card?
That and he is really kinda smarmy looking
Who is this morgan guy and what the hell is his problem?
The second amendment helps prevent a government from being out of control. This has nothing to do with a liberal whackjob expecting media whore status.
Wayne LaPierre has released a statement saying neither Nancy nor Adam Lanza were NRA members. Try to keep up, Piers Morgan!
In another board I was told Google would provide hundreds of hits for "NRA lies".
It did. Those that didn't come from Brady and VPC were like "The Skunk River NRA lies on Skunk River 10 miles below Dogpatch"
Piers Morgan lying? I’m shocked! NOT
Don’t know, but I would bet he was a member of the Democrat party.
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan’s green card should be revoked.
I’ve never known a hyphenated male. Whats his maiden name.
I have been a Life Member longer than that and I have received several certificates. The most recent being my Benefactor Member certificate. That was after I received my Endowment and Patron certificates.
People like Morgan are just as dangerous to the US as the muslims. I never realized there are so many Brits who are still pissed off about the American Revolution. They seem to be more pissed than the Confederates are about the war of northern aggression.
btw- they also found a four year old NYSlimes article about a mass killing in illinois lanza had in his possession...where’s the outrage from the media over this???
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