The National Rifle Association remained silent for an entire week after the Newtown, Conn. shootings, even closing down their Facebook page. But on December 21, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre held a press conference to discuss his group’s take on the shooting — a message that was received loud and clear, even by protest organizations. As LaPierre spoke, two separate protesters stood up to interrupt him. “End the violence, stop the killing!” the first shouted, holding a banner reading NRA KILLING OUR KIDS as he was escorted out by security. About 15 minutes later, Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin — who you might think would’ve been recognized by now — unfurled her own banner, reading NRA BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS. She, too, was escorted out. Both times, LaPierre carried on without acknowledging the disruption.