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Do You Think the NRA Is Concerned About School Safety?

Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) appeared on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday


On Sunday morning Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) appeared on NBC's Meet the Press to defend his controversial call to put put armed police officers in our nations schools.

“If it’s crazy to call for putting police in and securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy,” LaPierre told NBC’s David Gregory.

The New York Post called LaPierre a "gun nut" and "NRA loon” on its Saturday’s cover.

LaPierre first urged Congress to act on Friday morning, which was the the one week anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn.  

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," he said on Friday.  

Local residents had mixed reactions to the NRA's call for armed police officers in schools.

"Good guys with guns is not the answer," said Mike Barbas on the Middletown Patch Facebook page.

Middletown Resident Craig Pruitt said NRA's idea is worth considering.

"It may be more effective and cheaper than banning guns," he said.  "Also, it will create jobs."

LaPierre said that the media demonizes guns, but suggested that guns could had stopped Adam Lanza.  

“I know there’s a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens,” he said.

In a joint statement, The National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers said instead of armed police officers, they would rather see a boost in mental health services, bully prevention and reasonable gun control legislation.

What do you think? Is the NRA leveraging the tragedy in Newtown to push their own gun agenda?  Or do you think the NRA is legitimately concerned about school saftey? 

Naome Lixes December 27, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Feel free to own this one, Robert. Delve deep into the definitions. Get off on yet another pointless tangent. Ignore the essential problem... you Tea Party D-bags earned what comes next. Congratulations, you gun-nuts own this one.
Robert E December 27, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Naome you are wrong again i am not a teabagger if you look at my post on any other subject you will see I am your worst nightmare I am a dyed in the wool card carrying socialist Democrat that owns guns. I voted a straight party democratic ticket supported OWS so don't you ever think you can size me up on one issue. I know you keep wanting to moving the discussion to guns and not mental health the real cause because you know you are mentally unstable and don't want to be locked away but you are obviously off your meds. Please you need to get some serious help before you snap and kill someone. Think about it.
Ken December 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Robert we really need to stop feeding into naome's warped mind. This is a person that thinks that out of the 2 words Gun Violence that gun is the bad part. This person is so warped that they use the name naome lixes and yet says that even though they are useing a female name they may be a male. Whats up with that? In this persons mind they think that is someone commits a crime useing a gun that the gun is at fault. This person puts the real name of other posters out on this forum yet doesnt even want their gender known. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.This is NOT a rational person. I hope this person seeks help although I dont think they will until it is to late and we are hearing about them on the news. I wish this person would just have a psychologist read their post so they could give this person their opinion as to if they do need help or not.
Naome Lixes December 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM
"I know you keep wanting to moving the discussion to guns..." They are the method by which bullets are fired, making them the common lethal denominator in all these fatal shootings. "... and not mental health the real cause because you know you are mentally unstable and don't want to be locked away but you are obviously off your meds." Two things - only the crazed with guns appear to be dangerous. If by "meds" you mean cheap red wine in the Winter, beer of the week in Summer, I'm still properly titrating my dose. It is my belief that alcohol was invented by people shortly after we began to live indoors, with our children. So nice to see you consider me to be mentally unstable, that is a clear indication of how close to the mark my comments must come. Resistance is only applied to genuine threats, it's human nature. Leadership requires endurance, something most parents have in abundance. FYI - I am responding to annoy you, at this point. http://www.1000ventures.com/business_guide/crosscuttings/change_resistance.html
Ken December 27, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Robert dont be baited. This person actually thinks that we are commenting on their stability because they are right on the mark. "So nice to see you consider me to be mentally unstable, that is a clear indication of how close to the mark my comments must come. Resistance is only applied to genuine threats, it's human nature." It also appears that this persons children have driven them to drink to cope with having children. "If by "meds" you mean cheap red wine in the Winter, beer of the week in Summer, I'm still properly titrating my dose. It is my belief that alcohol was invented by people shortly after we began to live indoors, with our children." Sounds stable to me.

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