Newtown Residents Blast 'Insensitive' NRA Robocalls
Calls urged them to oppose gun-control proposals
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2013 8:33 AM CDT
Volunteer firefighters place flowers at a makeshift memorial at a sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary school Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they're outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Town residents say the automated calls from the NRA began last week and urge people to tell their state legislators to oppose gun-control proposals. Dan O'Donnell lives in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown and told WVIT-TV that the robocalls are "ridiculous and insensitive."

Messages seeking comment were left with the NRA, which like other nonprofit groups is allowed to make robocalls under federal law. The NRA's Wayne LaPierre was vocal yesterday on the subject of Michael Bloomberg, however, sharing his thoughts on the mayor's $12 million gun-control ad blitz. Meanwhile, the family of one of the victims has met with Adam Lanza's father.

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Mar 25, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
Eh..... not all victims of shootings everywhere support gun control. Them urging you to vote against is no different than urging you to vote for. Its speech, it's opinions, it's lobbying... there is nothing wrong with reaching out to other citizens to urge them on an issue. Id rather groups robocall citizens than sling money at politicians.
Mar 25, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
"Hello Newtown citizen, 20 first graders are dead, well, who gives a f*Ick? Send us some money!" -NRA
Mar 25, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
The money spent on ads by the NRA mostly comes from everyday Americans who contribute. The money spent on anti gun ad's, mostly comes from Bloomburgs 25 billion dollar bank account.