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NRA: Public wants guards in every school

2012-12-23 20:33

Washington - The CEO of the largest US gun-rights lobbying group says the American people think it would be "crazy" not to put armed guards in every school, as the group has suggested in the wake of the massacre at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre also contends that any new efforts by Congress to regulate guns or ammunition would not prevent mass shootings.

LaPierre's comments on NBC television's Meet the Press reinforced the position that the largest gun-rights lobby took on Friday when it broke its weeklong silence on the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

That stand has been described by some lawmakers as tone-deaf.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says LaPierre blames everything but guns for a series of mass shootings in recent years.

Comments
  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-23 20:56

    Ah yes, as always trying to solve the wrong problem. This particular mass-murderer and all who have gone before have serious mental health issues that no-one seems to have picked up on or addressed in a rational way. Parents - allowing your child to live in what amounts to a cave with their primary focus of interaction a screen, keyboard and game controller - you're just looking for trouble. Keep your children active and aware of the world and people around them. They really do need to get outside and learn to relate to other human beings, exercise their bodies and their minds. Children have enough fears and uncertainty without being greeted and corralled by militia every day of their school lives. This is siege-mentality which will only create more psychological problems

  • jakes.olivier - 2012-12-23 21:04

    Top myths about mass shootings: http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2012/12/18/top-10-myths-about-mass-shootings/

  • antsho - 2012-12-23 21:36

    Com' on America, you can do better: stop this obsession with profiteering even at the expense of your kind's live. Do away with guns, thats if you can't compromise by implementing tighter gun controls!C

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-12-24 06:59

    Why does NO ONE ask a simple question all the news media is negating to mention or state? Why have all these mass shootings only taken place in GUN FREE zones?

      Shane Loxton - 2012-12-24 07:49

      These so called ASSUALT RIFLES are not the same as issued to military or government forces the only similarity is the magazine capacity and looks, other wise they have the same action as a hunting rifle. While i agree the laws need to be changed to make people more responsible for their firearms and safe keeping of their firearms, lets also take into account none of these shootings have been by legal firearm owners all weapons were illegally obtained.

      carlin.mitchell.1 - 2012-12-24 12:33

      Sorry Shane. These weapons action is so far removed from that on a hunting rifle that they might as well be on another planet. None of these mass killings has ever been done with a hunting/sporting weapon. The rate of fire is too slow. The only difference is that assault weapons sold to the public can not fire on full automatic. Not even trained soldiers use their assault rifles as machine guns, so no real difference then. Ordinary civilians have no need of assualt rifles and they should require special permits to possess them.

  • sephtonn - 2012-12-24 13:31

    I hope these "armed" men at the schools also wear battle fatigues, with bullet proof vests. There is no stopping these sick people.

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