Wayne LaPierre

Ban Assault Weapons Now

Ban Assault Weapons Now

Our hearts are broken, again.

And again, and again.

How many more lost lives? How many more ruined families? How many more dark ditches must we dig in our American soul before we say "enough"?

Fifty people murdered, 53 others wounded, because a man with hatred in his heart had a way to overreact: with an assault rifle.

We in Connecticut know all too well the agony these families in Orlando, Fla., will experience, as they hold each other tight, as they desperately seek a semblance of sanity in the midst of madness, as they mourn their dead and consider what life will be like without them. It was just a few years ago that we did the same.

But we...