“We call on you to immediately stop calling the families and friends of the victims in Newtown,” the senators wrote.
Reports emerged last week of Newtown residents receiving robocalls urging them to stand against state legislative attempts to pass stricter gun laws, including a more expansive assault weapons ban and 10-round limit for magazines.
Asked for a recording of the call, the NRA declined to provide the audio but released a statement defending the calls.
“The National Rifle Association has members, contributors, and supporters in Connecticut who expect us to do our jobs and keep them abreast of developments on the legislative front in their state,” Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA’s director of public affairs, said in a statement about the calls. “We provide the same service for our members and supporters all around the country.”
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