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

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Some of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown CT (Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

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:

It is time to hold ALL lawmakers, including President Obama accountable. We can no longer afford to turn our backs on gun control. There is no need for a civilian to own an assault rifle, unless they are in law enforcement. You don’t need an assault rifle to go hunting. The time has come for more oversight. It’s interesting to note that the National Rifle Association canceled a country music event this weekend but has yet to issue any statement on the school massacre.If someone is trying to purchase 6,000 rounds of ammunition online, then a red flag should be raised. This occurred in the Aurora movie theater shooting massacre, when gunman James Eagan Holmes, was able to amass an arsenal of weapons to unleash unspeakable horror during the movie premiere of the latest Batman movie.

The National Rifle Association accounts for about 60 percent of what gun rights interest groups spent on lobbying in 2011 and the first three quarters of 2012. The other gun rights advocates include the Gun Owners of America; the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms; The National Shooting Sports FoundationSafari Club InternationalBoone & Crockett Club, a group that aims to preserve a “hunting heritage”; and The Ohio Gun Collectors Association.

Open Secrets: Top 20 Senators Receiving Gun Rights Groups Funds

Rank Candidate Amount
1 Brown, Scott (R-MA) $30,275
2 Heller, Dean (R-NV) $26,900
3 Barrasso, John A (R-WY) $23,258
4 Thune, John (R-SD) $15,900
5 McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) $13,500
6 Rubio, Marco (R-FL) $12,350
7 Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $11,500
8 Manchin, Joe (D-WV) $9,750
9 Wicker, Roger (R-MS) $9,450
10 Roberts, Pat (R-KS) $9,250
11 Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) $7,000
12 Corker, Bob (R-TN) $6,290
13 Nelson, Ben (D-NE) $5,000
14 Moran, Jerry (R-KS) $3,000
14 Toomey, Pat (R-PA) $3,000
16 Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) $2,779
17 Inhofe, James M (R-OK) $2,650
18 Tester, Jon (D-MT) $2,500
19 Lee, Mike (R-UT) $2,000
19 Johnson, Ron (R-WI) $2,000
19 Risch, James E (R-ID) $2,000
19 Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $2,000
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    There has been two arrests made this weekend involving males with guns. One was firing rounds in a mall parking lot and into the direction of stores. The other one had 47 guns in his home and had threatened to shoot up an elementary school. I bet the NRA has nothing to say since it appears that the owners of these guns fit the demographic of the domestic terrorist who have killed using assault rifles.