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NRA suggests armed police at schools, blames movies and music

By Brandi Fleeks     Dec 21, 2012 in Politics
Washington - One week after the Newtown massacre, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggested placing armed guards at every school in the U.S. saying, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."
The NRA lobbyist addressed the country in a televised press conference Friday to make a long-awaited statement regarding the Sandy Hook shootings. During his speech he blamed video games, movies and music for creating a culture violence.
"In a race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty into our homes, every minute of every day of every month of every year," he said.
He called the priorities of the government into question for mandating school free zones while allowing armed guards at banks, courthouses, office buildings, sports stadiums and power plants, while mandating the schools remain free of weapons.
LaPierre also suggested that gun-free school zones invite violence by telling, “every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.”
He also questioned whether “the next Adam Lanza is planning his attack on a school he’s already identified at this very moment?”
“How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame — from a national media machine that rewards them with the wall-to-wall attention and sense of identity that they crave — while provoking others to try to make their mark?” he said.
While posing these questions, LaPierre at no point suggested an increase in gun controls nor suggested limiting access to automatic weapons. Rather, he suggested that active and retired police; active, reserve and retired military; security professionals; certified firefighters and rescue personnel; join with local school officials and police in devising a protection plan for every school.
President Barack Obama called for new legislation to impose gun restrictions that he could take to congress by January. He has also already asked for the reinstatement of the expired ban of assault weapons and new legislation to stop people the purchase of firearms from private sellers without a background check, reports Yahoo News.
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