All 31 Pro-Gun Rights Senators Decline to Appear on “Meet the Press” in Newtown School Shooting Aftermath

NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING: No-one should be surprised, but should be disgusted, at the fact that all 31 pro-gun rights senators in the U.S. senate declined to appear on “Meet the Press” on Sunday in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by Adam Lanza that left 26 dead, including 20 children. Here’s the tweet from Betsy Fischer Martin:

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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Author: JANET SHAN

  • Steve Sv

    I am surprised that by Ms Shan’s count there are only 31 pro-gun rights senators. I would have put the number at about 90. If there really are only 31 such senators, it should be easy to get a bill with meaningful restrictions through the senate since that number is not even enough to sustain a filibuster. I’m not going to hold by breath though.

  • ordinarysparrow

    Follow the money…. there is the upfront money and then there is pack money that does not have to be declared…

    2012 NRA recipients

    26 House Democrats
    216 House Republicans

    1 Senate Democrats
    7 Senate Republicans

    http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000000082&chamber=&party=&cycle=2012&state=&sort=A

    With right hand over heart and Gun in the left let us pause and say the pledge…

    ” I pledge allegiance to the GUN in the United States of American, and to the Republicans for which the NRA contributes to keep in office, one Nation under the Gun, divisive, with liberty and justice for the ones that believe their unrestricted right to the GUN is greater than the right for innocent children to live.”

  • Momzworld

    How can we find out which Senators are on that list of 31?

  • sheknows

    You can actually google it by asking which politicians received NRA funds 2012.

    Yes OS, it is all about money. They are ashamed of themselves I’m sure, knowing that the only reason they back the NRA is because of contributions.

    Not one of them would be able to explain why they agree military weapons should be allowed in civilian hands.

  • ordinarysparrow

    Momzworld follow the link in my comment… it will take you to the list by name…

  • ordinarysparrow

    New York Daily News:
    NRA’s Facebook and Twitter pages disappears after Connecticut school shooting raises anger.

    The National Rifle Association touted having 1.7 million ‘likes’ on the social media site the day before Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, the pro-gun group apparently deactivated its page and stopped tweeting.

  • JANET SHAN

    Great article on Open Secrets dated 12/14/12: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/12/gun-control.html

  • zephyr

    No-one should be surprised, but should be disgusted, at the fact that all 31 pro-gun rights senatorS in the U.S. senate declined to appear on “Meet the Press” on Sunday in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre

    Craven and in the bag is why. “Disgusted” is right.

  • Dr. J

    Huh? Isn’t that good news, a sign they’re equivocating?

  • Anna

    Depends on if they are truly contemplating a change in view, gun control regulations that make sense (not selling military guns to non-military folks or high capacity guns that do maximum damage with minimum effort) or potential real solutions to the problem (that don’t involve arming our 5 and 6 year old children) or if they are laying low until the heat dies down and planning to go back to business as usual. I’d like to think it’s the former, but the cynic in me thinks it’s the latter. Let’s see if they let us know which it is.