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Senators To NRA: Stop Berating Newtown Victims' Families

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The senators said their constituents were upset about getting automated calls from the NRA supporting the right to carry assault weapons and urging opposition to gun control measures.

Excoriating the NRA's actions as "inappropriate," "incredibly insensitive," and "absolutely beyond the pale," Blumenthal and Murphy called it "just another example in a long line of offensive steps your organization has taken in the wake of this tragic shooting."

"With these robocalls, the NRA has stooped to a new low in the debate over how to best protect our kids and our communities," they wrote. "Again, we call on you to show some basic decency and cease and desist these calls."

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