Quotes on Gun Ownership and Violence
In an article from Fishing
& Hunting News that was distributed as a promotional flyer by
The NRA Foundation at its 1997 annual meeting, ammunition and
reloading component manufacturer Frank Brownell of Brownells
You always have to bring young
people into anything. New blood really helps. The NRA is... plowing
new ground for this industry.
In 1995, Ed Shultz,
head of handgun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, stated,
The problem is not the guns....These
people that they call children, in my mind, are little criminals
and ought to be held accountable.
illustrating the (National Shooting Sports Foundation) NSSF's
youth marketing efforts include the following:
can't buy guns, you say? Well, yes and no. Its true that
most students from kindergarten through high school can't purchase
firearms on their own. But it's also true that in many parts of
the country, youngsters (from preteens on up) are shooting and
hunting. Pop picks up the tab.
the Jonesboro massacre, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre
wrote in the NRAs American Rifleman magazine:
Jonesboro is an aberration. Yet
the media and zealots like Sarah Brady have responded with a hateful
barrage....In every way, we must stand togetherĐwith one voiceĐand
proclaim our unity of purpose to stop the systematic wrecking
of our liberty.
same issue of the Rifleman, Hammer wrote,
We are in an all-out civil war,
a cultural war, a political war over who will possess firearms
in the next millennium....This war is now sparked by the terrible
murders of school children in Jonesboro, Arkansas....But nothing
government could ever propose might have prevented two twisted
youths from stealing a vehicle, stealing firearms, stealing ammunition,
and stealing the lives and futures from classmates and their families.
information and more on it can be found at
The Violence Policy Center at www.vpc.org