This week, California saw to two deadly mass shootings in two consecutive days. They mark the 38th and 39th mass shootings this year, though there have been fewer than thirty days that have elapsed thus far.
In response to the dual tragedies in California on Sunday and Monday, the National Rifle Association released the following statement from its President, Wayne LaPierre. We are reprinting the statement in full, verbatim, below.
When word of the two mass shootings in California, on two consecutive days this week, reached us here at the NRA, we of course had one, hopefully helpful response. And that response was so important and, we think, crucial to bringing this country together, that we, the NRA Executive Board, wanted to share it with you, the American people, which we will do right now:
WOO HOO! YAY GUNS!
The NRA later tweeted that they would be donating sixty thousand guns to California on first come, first armed basis. Since 1980, more than a million Americans have lost their lives to gun violence, and untold millions more have been injured in gun violence.
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