Yeah, Piers, those are actually certificates handed out when someone completes a training course that uses a NRA-certified training instructor.

Via Washington Times:

The terrible murderer of children and teachers in Newtown, Conn., Adam Lanza, was not a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) despite the media reports.

In the search warrants of the Lanza’s mother’s house, it showed a receipt for a shooting range along with NRA certificates for both Adam and Nancy Lanza. These are given out when a person takes a course in gun safety or training by an NRA-certified instructor.

The police also list in evidence a handbook published by the NRA. The book covers topics such as using a pistol safely, shooting fundamentals, cleaning, storage and transportation.

CNN host Piers Morgan who is rabidly anti-gun, took these harmless pieces of evidence to insinuate the NRA is somehow complicit in the horrific crime.

The British host of “Piers Morgan Tonight” tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS: Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza had @NRA certificate and book called: “‘NRA guide to the basics of pistol shooting’”

Mr. Morgan then tweeted, “I want to hear Wayne LaPierre explain what checks they made on Adam Lanza before sending him a @NRA certificate. #Newtown

The NRA was forced to put out a statement clarifying for those in the media that people NRA certificates don’t indicate membership in the organization: “There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer Adam Lanza, nor between Nancy Lanza, A. Lanza or N. Lanza with the National Rifle Association. Reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.”