Representative Jim Moran

Representing the 8th District of Virginia
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Rep. Moran Response to NRA Press Conference

Dec 21, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement regarding the National Rifle Association (NRA) press conference:

“The NRA’s press conference was appalling. Even more firearms are not the solution to reducing gun violence.  

“Preventing gun-related massacres, like what occurred at Virginia Tech and in Newtown, Connecticut, requires a comprehensive approach that includes tackling mental health issues, looking at ways to better secure our schools, and changing our culture of violence. But perhaps more importantly, it means tackling the gun epidemic in this country with sensible gun safety reforms. The NRA attempted to completely shirk their responsibility to that key piece of this puzzle. It was galling, and an overreach, and it may well backfire on them as the public reviews Mr. LaPierre’s statements.”