NRA Press Conference, San Francisco-based Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has struck again – this time disrupting the highly anticipated National Rifle Association press conference Friday starring NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre.
It was an embarrassing moment for the NRA, which for the first time delivered a public response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut which killed 20 children and six adults a week ago.
San Francisco-based Benjamin and fellow Code Pinker Tighe Barry not only managed to get through the tight security at the event, but brought in banners declaring “NRA, blood is on your hands” and “NRA, Stop Killing Our Kids.”
Benjamin, reached moments ago, that she was truly interested in LaPierre’s remarks, hoping he would offer some solutions to gun violence.
“We wanted to listen to what they were saying but we were so appalled by what came out of their mouths,” she said. “Instead of expressing contrition and the feeling that something must be done, they did just the opposite, calling for more guns.