NRA spokesperson: Penalizing gun owners for improperly storing firearms is “like shaming a rape survivor”
From the July 28 edition of NRATV's Stinchfield:
GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): All right, so the other that topic we talked about just a little bit earlier here, this new study out now, I need everyone to know, the American Center for Progress (sic) is a left-wing group. They issued a study that gun thefts are up in the southern United States. They may or may not be, doesn’t matter. The end result of the study is, they want to increase storage laws and give penalties to the victims for not storing their guns properly and they make no mention of going after the criminals.
DANA LOESCH (NRA NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON): That's like shaming a rape survivor. It’s the exact same logic. How about this, how about they make tougher penalties for individuals who steal? Steal firearms. How about they have harsher punishment for those individuals who break the law? These individuals that they are seeking to punish haven’t broken the law. They have been victimized, as you accurately noted. So why in the world would they pass legislation that seeks to further victimize the already victims of these criminal acts?
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