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NRA issues statement

Medea Benjamin of CodePink is removed by a secretary personnel as she protests during NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's news conference at the Willard Hotel prior to a news conference the association has scheduled December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. This is the first public appearance that leaders of the gun rights group have made since a 20-year-old man used a popular assault-style rifle to slaughter 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NRA issues statement on Newtown

December 21, 2012

Protesters interrupted Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle

Association (NRA), as he issued a statement on the Newtown, Conn. massacre and gun control in Washington

December 21, 2012.