US Media Turns On National Rifle Association

The US media has turned on the National Rifle Association following the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in Orlando.

New York Daily News led with the headline “Thanks NRA” as the national media lay blame at NRA’s door. The leading publication points out that the AR-15-type rifle is the same style of weapon used to slaughter 20 children and six adults in Newtown in 2012 and murder 12 people and wound 70 in a cinema in Aurora.

The Washington Post also went after the NRA with an online map showing how much money has been donated by the Rifle Association to members of Congress. Since 1998, the National Rifle Association has donated $2,996,519 to current members.

Bustle.com argue that the NRA need to take a new approach in response to the shootings. Traditionally the organisation goes silent for a few hours or even days before responding to the tragedies, often emphasising the need for more guns rather than less. But sources suggest this time could be different.

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