Wayne LaPierre no-show at NRA HQ Sandy Hook protest

Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, December 14, 2015. 

Lobbyists hold a demonstration and vigil versus weapon violence on the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) head office in Fairfax, Virginia, December 14, 2015.

Lots of protesters made their voices heard outside the NRA’s Virginia head office on Monday– although the group’s leader Wayne LaPierre was no place to be discovered.
About 100 individuals lined the highway at the National Rifle Association in Fairfax on the three-year anniversary on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
One male held a copy of the cover of the Dec. 3 Daily News, right after the San Bernardino shooting massacre, with the headline “God Isn’t Fixing This.”.
NEWTOWN PRIEST ISSUES EMOTIONAL PLEA ON ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTING TO END GUN VIOLENCE.
The paper took pols to job for releasing platitudes to victims’ households instead of providing concrete actions to end weapon violence.
Others held indications with mottos that check out, “Too numerous weapons, a lot of massacres.” They required wider background checks and a ban on weapon purchases by individuals on terrorism watch lists.
Amongst the protesters were the moms and dads of Alison Parker, a Virginia TELEVISION news press reporter who was shot to death with her cameraman this previous summertime throughout a live broadcast.
“They do not actually appreciate you or your household or your neighborhood or, honestly, even their own members,” Andy Parker stated of the NRA.

 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney outside 26 Federal Plaza with a blown up Daily News front page. Susan Watts/New York Daily News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney outside 26 Federal Plaza with a blow up Daily News front page.

New York Daily News front page for November 18, 2015. Headline: "NRA's Sick Jihad." New York Daily News

New York Daily News front page for November 18, 2015. Headline: “NRA’s Sick Jihad.”

Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, stated America has to alter the script.

“It was a scene that has actually been restarted frequently in the United States, and simply as commonly, the reaction to these ridiculous killings has actually been inactiveness on the concern of weapon control,” Connolly stated.
An NRA spokesperson did not call back for remark.
In New York, a 2nd group of pols kept in mind the massacre– prompting Congress to pass “good sense” weapon laws, and check out aloud the names of Sandy Hook’s 26 victims.
“We believed (Sandy Hook) would be the turning point,” stated Rep. Carolyn Maloney in Manhattan’s Federal Plaza, who held up the News’ page one from March 20, 2013, that checked out, “Shame on U.S.”.
“But Congress has actually not moved to one single good sense security– not even background checks.”.