FAIRFAX, VA—Within the wake of a mass capturing that left seven elementary schoolers lifeless and 9 extra injured, the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation issued a press release Thursday congratulating the varsity shooter for his terrific goal given such small targets. “When a state of affairs like this occurs, you’ve simply acquired to offer it up for a man who’s able to nailing that many children nicely underneath 4 toes tall, plus they transfer fast—it’s very spectacular,” mentioned NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, particularly highlighting an extremely spectacular shot the place the gunman hit a second-grader from 100 toes away whereas on the run. “There are plenty of actually excellent college shooters on the market, however we wish to congratulate this shooter particularly for selecting the next problem stage than a highschool, the place the targets are a lot bigger. Anybody over age 10 or so is simply simpler to hit. To have the ability to nail a child within the head within the small hole between two desks is an extremely spectacular shot, particularly for the reason that shooter is just 19 years outdated. To those that query American exceptionalism, we’d wish to level you to this promising younger man’s terrific goal.” The NRA additionally praised the shooter for his alternative of weapon, saying that the AR-15 was merely the device you wanted to make use of should you wished to get the job accomplished proper.