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Top NRA Official Accuses Media Of Engaging In ‘Sensational Reporting’ In Trayvon Martin Case

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

The National Rifle Association has mostly stayed out of the national conversation on the killing of Trayvon Martin, the charges filed against George Zimmerman, and whether the "stand your ground" law is effective or not. But during the group's annual meeting in Missouri this weekend, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre criticized the media for what he calls its sensationalist coverage of the Martin story and how it's acted as a "national disgrace" in jumping to conclusions about what happened on the night of Martin's death.
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