“The NRA’s 5 million members do not accept blame for a deranged madman’s actions,” NRA-ILA’s Chris W. Cox wrote in a Tuesday editorial in USA Today. “It’s time for legislators to focus on real solutions, instead of pushing an anti-gun political agenda.”
The executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action fired back at lawmakers who wasted no time in pushing their gun control agenda almost immediately after the Las Vegas shooting and well before the facts were in. The moment a criminal breaks a law, Cox noted, anti-gun activists are pointing their fingers at law-abiding gun owners.
Cox refused to let the NRA be blamed for failed crime prevention policy, a broken mental health system and Hollywood’s violent culture. He instead encouraged real solutions that would actually make a difference—not another overreaching ban that would only serve to open the door to more gun control.