Jasmine Crighton said Loesch is implying it would be better if journalists did not cover school shootings.
"I will say it really slowly so all the people on the platform in the back can hear me loud and clear", said Loesch, as she gave a little wave to journalists in the back of the room.
The researchers caution that their findings are based on an observational analysis and that the study was not created to tease out cause and effect between injury rates and meeting attendance. The NRA has adopted the slogan - "All it takes to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Donohue and his co-authors cited the infamous 2012 case of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who got into a deadly confrontation with teenager Trayvon Martin.
"It punches holes in the argument that arming more people is the answer", he said. The study examined data from 1977 to 1992.
More specifically, the rate of firearm-related injuries when NRA members gather en masse falls by 20 percent nationwide, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. "All we are saying is that guns are inherently unsafe and you recognize that whenever you use a firearm". Jay Dickey, R-Ark., in that year's omnibus spending bill.
Other big businesses said they will stop offering perks and discounts on their products and services to the NRA's 5 million members. It is gun owners whose escalation of armaments has resulted in a militarized society where literally no one is safe from the murderous carnage, not even the police. The company also cited the Parkland shooting.
A 2014 Federal Bureau of Investigation report that examined 160 active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2013 found that in five cases, armed civilians exchanged gunfire with the shooter which led to the shooter being killed, wounded or taking his own life, ABC News reported.
By contrast, 21 of the 160 incidents ended after unarmed citizens "safely and successfully restrained the shooter", the report stated. "The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world", the group said in a statement.
Since conference visitors include avid firearm users and operators of venues where firearms are used, such as firing ranges and hunting grounds, the researchers suspected that gun use might decline during the dates of the event.
To paraphrase the now-famous words of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School student Emma Gonzalez, I call BS on you, Ms. Loesch. Fourteen students and three adult staffers were gunned down.
During the NRA's Atlanta convention in 2017, 60% of the 81,000 NRA members traveled more than 200 miles to attend, according to the organization's 2018 convention website. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican who has consistently received an "A" rating from the NRA, used the Parkland shooting to distance herself from Gov. John Kasich, who angered gun groups in the tragedy's aftermath when he implored President Donald Trump to enact "commonsense gun laws", including a ban on bump stocks that make semi-automatic weapons work like automatic ones.
Nevertheless, it is easy to speculate why the NRA opposes fact-based research on gun violence.