After the Sandy Hook slaughter, the NRA waited a week before making a comment. Wayne LaPierre’s post-Newtown press conference was an unmitigated disaster. Not only did the NRA Veep allow protesters to go unchallenged—standing at the podium like a deer caught in the headlights—LaPierre launched into an entirely counter-productive tirade against violent video games. In short, the NRA waited too long, leading to their over-thinking the response. And now, after the spree killing at the Washington Navy Yard…nothing. Once again, the NRA is “letting the dust settle” before weighing in on the news story. Wrong answer. The NRA needs to step forward on these tragedies immediately. They should offer a general statement initially, then add specific statements as law enforcement verifies information. For example, the Yard was a gun-free zone. The NRA should be hammering that point NOW, before the news cycle moves on. Same with Starbucks’ semi-semi ban on concealed carry. Am I wrong?