Skip to comments.NRA chief urges armed guards in 'every single school,' dismisses calls for gun control
Posted on 12/21/2012 9:27:58 AM PST by Red Steel
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday dismissed calls for increased gun control in response to the Connecticut school shooting, calling instead for Congress to support a plan putting armed police officers in "every single school" in America.
In an impassioned speech, marking the NRA's first in-depth public comments since the Newtown tragedy, LaPierre pointed the finger not at gun proliferation but violent video games, the media and the absence of armed guards at schools.
He argued that if banks and members of Congress can have protection, schools across America should be afforded the same security.
"It's now time for us to assume responsibly for our schools," he said. "The only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be permanently involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection."
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Good for him. At least somebody in this country has some balls.
I’m glad someone had the guts to say it.
Gun free zones don’t work. Let’s protect our children!
Whoa whoa whoa! Wait a minute here..If you put armed guards in schools, there’s a possibility lives could be saved. Let’s think about this now before we make any rash decisions. Is this what we really want? An armed guard around school children? What if a psychotic killer with an M-16 came into the school blasting away and the armed guard took him out before the psycho killed anyone? Do you people have any idea what that would entail? Lives would be saved! Then what? We would have all these living school children on our hands! No no no no, armed guards must be banned immediately!
He is right
Why guard our money and not our kids?
A national plan of failure.
The NRA would be far more effective leaning on the states to allow school employees to be armed.
... “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” -— NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre
Typical police state solution. More and more taxes will be bled from us to pay for an “ESA” — Education Security Administration.
Instead we should not infringe upon the rights of teachers and school administrators to carry weapons, if they so choose.
That SURRENDER MONKEY John Boehner should take some lessons on testicular development from the NRA.
a free grope with every backpack search.
my school district spends $2million/annually (20 teachers at an average of $100K per year) to teach ESL- english as a second language....basically teaching the children of criminals how to speak English and making me pay for it....so why not cut back on the ESL’s and pay for security of the taxpayers kids???
“Gun Free Zones” like schools should post signs stating:
Target Rich Environment Inside and We Don’t Shoot Back
Same thought, different wording.
He is right on the money.
The NRA sent me a letter asking me to join. I think I now will.
You mean to tell me you’re willing to risk the untold emotional trauma, stress disorders, and possible brain tumors that could be caused by children seeing armed security people (possibly even their own mothers) in their school?!?!?!?!?
Hypocrites all. F em.
I would just as soon opt out of public ed altogether.
BUT, we can use lefty rhetoric very easily on this issue.
“Banks use armed guards to protect their valued assets. Aren’t our children as valuable as the money in those banks?”
This is a LOCAL issue.
Then schools will be just like the airport security line, with union goons swaggering around like mini Mussolinis.
A far better result would come from putting a priest, minister and rabbi in each school.
Exactly. Not sure if his plan is workable...but at least he went on offense. I especially like the part where he brought up Congress' protection by armed guards.
I know at my kids' school, they already have 3-4 security guards on campus at a time. I also know that at least 2 of them were in the military. Arming these guys or various other faculty members would be a much easier plan to implement.
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