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MPAA Chief Chris Dodd Speaks Out on Sandy Hook Massacre

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire December 20, 2012 at 6:24PM

Motion Picture Association of America chairman-CEO Christopher Dodd is ready to talk gun control. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, Dodd today released a statement pledging Hollywood's support in being part of "the national conversation." Read his statement below: "As a citizen of Connecticut and having represented the people there for 36 years in Washington, I have been shocked and profoundly saddened by this tragedy. My heart goes out to the community as I know they will carry this pain with them long after the spotlight on Newtown has dimmed. "As chairman of the MPAA and on behalf of the motion picture and television studios we represent, we join all Americans in expressing our sympathy as well as our horror and outrage at this senseless act of violence. Thus, I have reached out to the Administration to express our support for the President’s efforts in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Those of us in the motion picture and television industry want to do our part to help America heal. We stand ready to be part of the national conversation."
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Motion Picture Association of America chairman-CEO Christopher Dodd is ready to talk gun control. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, Dodd today released a statement pledging Hollywood's support in being part of "the national conversation."

Read his statement below:

"As a citizen of Connecticut and having represented the people there for 36 years in Washington, I have been shocked and profoundly saddened by this tragedy. My heart goes out to the community as I know they will carry this pain with them long after the spotlight on Newtown has dimmed.

"As chairman of the MPAA and on behalf of the motion picture and television studios we represent, we join all Americans in expressing our sympathy as well as our horror and outrage at this senseless act of violence. Thus, I have reached out to the Administration to express our support for the President’s efforts in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Those of us in the motion picture and television industry want to do our part to help America heal. We stand ready to be part of the national conversation."