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NRA Press Conference Unleashes Storm of Social Media Criticism

The NRA's press conference, just one week after the Conn. shooting, unleashed a storm of criticism


The National Rifle Association held a press conference on Friday, just a week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. claimed 27 lives, not including the shooter's own.

The NRA's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, took to the podium and blamed violent video games and the mentally ill for the tragedy in Newtown.

He also called for armed guards at all schools and a national database of the mentally ill.

Two protesters interrupted the press conference, but hundreds were taking to social media to express their anger, outrage and bemusement at LaPierre's speech.