(AllHipHop News) The National Rifle Association (NRA) hosted a press conference in response to the deadly Newton, Connecticut shootings, which killed 20 young children and six adults.
The Newton shootings, which took place last Friday (December 14), shocked the world and immediately started a heated debate on gun control laws.
The NRA hosted a press conference today, in response to the massive outcry over assault weapons and what restrictions or bans should be placed on them.
According to the NRA, the Newton shootings were inspired by Hollywood and he blamed the media and corporations for profiting off of the violence.
“There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people,” NRA President Wayne LaPierre said today (December 21).
“Through vicious, violent video games with names like ‘Bulletstorm,’ ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Splatterhouse.’ And here’s one: it’s called ‘Kindergarten Killers.’ It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?” LaPierre asked.
He then his sights on variety of movies, including “Natural Born Killers,” which he said aired on television like “propaganda loops” on “Splatterdays.”
LaPierre also targeted violent music videos “that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it ‘entertainment,'” LaPierre quipped.
The press conference from the NRA, which represents over 4 million Americans, comes on the heels of a national day of observance for the young victims, which took place earlier today.