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CNN's Piers Morgan Falsely Claims Newtown Shooter Was an NRA Member
NewsBusters.org ^ | March 28, 2013 | Matt Vespa

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: 

I want to hear Wayne LaPierre explain what checks they made on Adam Lanza before sending him a @nra certificate. #Newtown — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2013

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.

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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.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; banglist; cnn; emilymiller; guncontrol; guns; lanza; leftwinglunatic; lyingdyingmedia; medialies; nancylanza; nra; piersmorgan; secondamendment; twitbrit; unitedkingdom; waynelapierre

1 posted on 03/28/2013 5:34:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ve been an NRA member for 30 years and have never received an NRA certificate.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 5:36:19 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

What’s an NRA certificate?


3 posted on 03/28/2013 5:42:53 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2013/3/statement-from-national-rifle-association-regarding-newtown-killer.aspx


4 posted on 03/28/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Kaslin

Piers is stupid and a liar. But that’s the definition of liberal.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 5:48:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 5:54:50 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: svcw

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!


7 posted on 03/28/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I think you have done s#!t a disservice to compare it to Morgan.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 6:02:19 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Kaslin

“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?


9 posted on 03/28/2013 6:04:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That and he is really kinda smarmy looking


10 posted on 03/28/2013 6:07:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Red_Devil 232

LOL!!!!


11 posted on 03/28/2013 6:08:03 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Kaslin

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.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 6:08:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kaslin

Wayne LaPierre has released a statement saying neither Nancy nor Adam Lanza were NRA members. Try to keep up, Piers Morgan!


13 posted on 03/28/2013 6:19:02 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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"

14 posted on 03/28/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Kaslin

Piers Morgan lying? I’m shocked! NOT


15 posted on 03/28/2013 6:28:44 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

Don’t know, but I would bet he was a member of the Democrat party.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 6:33:06 PM PDT by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Kaslin

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan’s green card should be revoked.

I’ve never known a hyphenated male. Whats his maiden name.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 6:34:59 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Bryanw92
I’ve been an NRA member for 30 years and have never received an NRA certificate.

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.

18 posted on 03/28/2013 6:43:15 PM PDT by Octar
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 6:50:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Kaslin; All

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???


20 posted on 03/28/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: svcw
What’s an NRA certificate?

If you take an NRA course, you'll probably get a diploma at the end of it. I've signed dozens and dozens, probably even hundreds of them at the ends of courses I've taught.

At the end of each class, I told my students: may you always have a gun near to hand, and may you never need it.

21 posted on 03/28/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Kaslin

And Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marine and received awards for marksmanship. How does this implicate the NRA one iota?


22 posted on 03/28/2013 7:11:50 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Kaslin
What matter does it make if he was a NRA member? The root of this story is all about bashing the NRA. It has nothing to do with an argument for 2a rights.

When liberals have no arguments, they vilify. The NRA is their target now. Too bad that they do not understand that there are 4 million active members and many others that are just waiting for their memberships to be renewed.

I am in the latter category. I haven't been a member for two months. I will renew very soon, based on funds.

23 posted on 03/28/2013 7:20:55 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Bryanw92

It’s a certificate for passing an NRA-approved shooting course.


24 posted on 03/28/2013 7:24:40 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Lanza and his mother were not NRA members, but even if they had been, so what? All you need to do to be a member is send in your $35 every year.

While they were not NRA members, I’d bet the mortgage payment that they were CNN subscribers. What background checks do Piers and CNN do before they allowed the Lanzas to receive CNN in their home?

I’d like Morgan and the rest of the Marxist Traitor Enemies of Freedom media to report everytime a murder is committed by:

1) A member of the Democrat Party.
2) A union member
3) A recipient of welfare, foodstamps or other public assistance.
4) A member of the 47% who pay no income taxes.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 7:32:37 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Kaslin

Piers Morgan is a liar. But hey! He works for CNN. The only way you can draw an audience at CNN is to lie to them. I’m an NRA member and I’ve never received a “certificate”.


26 posted on 03/28/2013 7:34:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: Kaslin

I have an NRA range permit, and took a test from them, but I’m not a member.


27 posted on 03/28/2013 7:37:36 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kaslin

Another point, an NRA Pistol guide was apparently found at the Lanza residence. Since the only round he fired from a pistol that day, was the one he fired into his own twisted brain, if anything we should thank the NRA.


28 posted on 03/28/2013 7:50:51 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Sorta like “I completed this class”, paper.
That makes sense.


29 posted on 03/28/2013 8:26:15 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

Yeah, you’re probably right, but I don’t think we need that kind of language around here.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 9:07:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: JouleZ

How to become an NRA Member.
Go to NRA.COM and sign up.

Even an idiot like Piers Morgan can do it. They give you a Membership Card and a Hat, not a Machine Gun with a box of Ammo and a Map to the nearest Gun Free Zone.

I’m assuming you can go to DNC.COM and sign up to be a complete Moron like Piers.

I guess if the Kid drove a Ford to the School, everyone who owns a Ford is a potential Mass Murderer. Liberal logic at its finest.


32 posted on 03/28/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin. Limey Liar / Partisan Media Shill ping.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 7:30:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Last of the Mohicans

“And Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marine and received awards for marksmanship. How does this implicate the NRA one iota?”
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The whole thing is absurd, if a physician had shot a bunch of people would Morgan be ranting that he was a member of the AMA? If a semi-driver deliberately ran his truck over a bunch of schoolchildren would Morgan bemoan his membership in the teamster’s union?
Morgan would do better to investigate whether Adam Lanza actually shot anyone, I for one am not convinced. I think the whole story stinks like rotten eggs and collards.


34 posted on 03/29/2013 12:27:38 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Standing Wolf
may you always have a gun near to hand, and may you never need it.

Excellent!

35 posted on 03/29/2013 12:38:09 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: RipSawyer

Oops there, you went a bridge too far for me. I have absolutely no doubts about the fact that Lanza was the one and only shooter.


36 posted on 03/29/2013 1:04:00 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Kaslin

Piers Morgan is a liar. And he works for CNN. But I repeat myself.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 1:07:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Last of the Mohicans

So, can you tell me who the guy in the woods was? That is just one of the questions I have, this story was reported so many ways it just does not make sense. Plus I have no confidence in the “news” media any more, if they reported that the Sun rose in the East today I would be suspicious.


38 posted on 03/29/2013 3:16:53 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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