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NRA’s LaPierre Calls for Congress to Fund Armed Police in America’s Schools

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” – Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association CEO [Full Remarks]

WHAT IF Adam Lanza had been confronted inside Sandy Hook Elementary School by armed security guards? That’s where the NRA began its defense today.

In his televised press conference, Wayne LaPierre blamed the media and violent video games, but took no responsibility whatsoever himself for the NRA’s part for the violent culture in which we all live.

LaPierre talked about foreign aid being funded, but policemen in schools defunded. He suggested retired police and military, as well as other trained professionals, join together to establish a plan for every school in the country, which begins with arming everyone from the teachers to the janitor.

“Very haunting, very disturbing,” said former RNC chairman Michael Steele on MSNBC, “a missed opportunity.”

LaPierre called on Congress to appropriate funds to deploy armed security in every school in the United States. A National School Shield program will be spearheaded by Asa Huchinson, former drug czar, for the NRA.

“Properly trained armed good guys,” said LaPierre.

Fortress America, the education edition.

What’s next? Bullet proof vests made by The Gap?

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11 Responses to NRA’s LaPierre Calls for Congress to Fund Armed Police in America’s Schools

  1. angels81 December 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    This man is really a dangerous lunatic. What kind of country are we becoming when someone can stand up and say that the answer to this tragedy is to make our schools armed camps? Whats next? Do we have our kids join the Hitler youth in our schools?

    I got so angry trying to watch this nut I had to get up and leave the room. The thing that may end up bringing this country down, is everyone armed to the teeth out there looking for the bad guys.

  2. Lake Lady December 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing either angels. What a souless organization, and to think that the media waited with baited breath to give this lunatic a platform and that Rethugs could not make a comment until he had spoken. His vision is of a Mad Max environment that his organization has done much to create.Schools as armed camps and a round-up of all the mentally ill.

    What a week this has been for our country, many things have been laid bare for all to see: the Rethugs total capture by the one percent, lunatic OZ behind the curtain of the NRA and our presidents revealing that he really is a moderate Republican and as Taylor says Nancy Pelosi is his poodle. All of this with the background of funerals for what should really matter to us all, innocent children and their loving educators.

    Are their enough sane people left to make a difference?

    and another thing………..

    I am starting to glean that the whole over armed country situation is in response to the fear that is peddled by the right against the coming majority/minority demographic shift. The ravenous 47%.

    I am getting seriously depressed.

    • Lake Lady December 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      opps~ “there” my most hated typo….

  3. TPAZ December 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    We live in an armed madhouse. I rest my case.

  4. Jane Austen December 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I will say this again – The NRA does not put children or people first. The right to own a gun is more important. They won’t even have an intelligent discussion about sane gun control. I have an idea. Let’s build fortresses, with draw bridges and moats and towers for our schools. We can install sharp shooters up in the towers. That’s one way to handle it. This way our children can live in perpetual fear for the rest of their lives.

    LaPierre just doesn’t get it. I bet he’s a God-fearin’ man too. What is happening to this country when owning a gun is more important than a child? Or any human being for that matter?

  5. Cujo359 December 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m just trying to imagine how alert police officers would be after a couple of years of guarding primary school children. Nothing quite stimulates the mind like guard duty.

    This proposal is wacky on so many levels that it will probably be law in a few years.

    • angels81 December 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      It will only become law if we the people keep electing stooges for the NRA. The right wing wingnuts won’t be happy until we are a police state with everyone packing heat, and settling our differences out of the barrel on a gun.

  6. AliceP December 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    The NRA is all about $$$$$ for gun and ammunition mfgs. This has nothing to do with “rights” except that it has been an extremely powerful marketing theme for them, as well as fear.

  7. jjamele December 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    An armed cop stationed at every school….

    Well, at least we finally have a jobs program the GOP might be willing to embrace.

    • angels81 December 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      Not if they have to raise taxes to fund it.

      • jjamele December 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

        You’re right, they’ll probably insist that it be a volunteer position. And I can imagine the kind of misfits that advertisement attracts- “Seeking Men To Walk Around Elementary Schools, Must Be Willing To Kill At Moment’s Notice, Must Provide Own Guns, Assault Weapons Preferred.”

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