NRA Joins In Day Of Mourning
Friday, April 20, 2007
The National Rifle Association joins the entire country in expressing our deepest condolences to the families of Virginia Tech, and to all who have been affected by this horrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones to this senseless act.
This is a time for people to grieve, to mourn, and to heal. This is not a time for political discussions or public policy debates.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has declared today a day of mourning; as a Virginia based organization, we respect and abide by this declaration.
We will participate in this discussion at an appropriate time. In the interim, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims, their families, and the entire Virginia Tech community.
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt Signs
Emergency Powers Protection Into Law At NRA Annual Meeting
St. Louis, MO—Governor Matt Blunt signed into law a fundamental protection against gun confiscation during declared states of emergencies. The bill signing ceremony took place at NRA's Opening Celebration Friday afternoon at the America’s Center in St. Louis. "Thanks to Governor Blunt for championing freedom and law and order," said Chris W. Cox, NRA's chief lobbyist.