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The CEO of US gun lobby the NRA has defended his comments after the Sandy Hook shootings. In his first TV interview since the tragedy, Wayne LaPierre repeated: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".

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NRA position on bearing arms remains unchanged

The CEO of gun lobby the National Rifle Association is today defending his comments after the Sandy Hook shootings. Wayne LaPierre says again gun control "won't work".

Speaking to NBC he says again "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, speaks during a news conference in Washington. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

He says banning assault weapons and large magazines would NOT work in reducing mass shootings. The NRA head refuses to say he would support gun control.

So the NRA position is completely unchanged. No support for gun control, no banning assault weapons and no stronger background checks.

Supporters of more gun control says the position of the gun lobby the NRA is extreme and out of touch.

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