Just when you think you couldn't be less fond of the NRA they prove you wrong.
The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president/chief executive officer, apparently paid so little attention to the details of the Sandy Hook School massacre that the number of murdered children was misstated when the organization finally broke its silence on Friday.
Wayne LaPierre, ironically inflated the body count of youngsters and he made the startling error while suggesting that things might have been different if Adam Lanza had encountered an armed security guard at Sandy Hook Elementary.
“Will you at least admit it’s possible that 26 little kids, that 26 innocent lives might have been spared that day?”
The Daily Beast reports:
"The official NRA prepared statement said only “26 innocent lives,” which was correct when the six murdered adults were tallied with the correct count of 20 murdered children. The “26 kids” was added by LaPierre, but his lack of attention to detail is understandable when you consider that his organization is essentially a sham. Facts cannot mean much when the whole proposition is a lie."
The site also makes another good point, stating;
It should be noted that one number that LaPierre never seems to get wrong is the bullet capacity of a magazine. Other people who remember that number as well as the number of murdered children are the parents who had kids at Sandy Hook School, where 20 kids were killed with 30-round magazines.
It looks like the NRA has stuck its foot in its mouth once again.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast