Friday, December 21, 2012
NRA Demands Armed Guards In All Schools
Defiant National Rifle Association Blames Games, Wants Armed School Guards
At it's first press conference since last Friday's Connecticut school shootings, the NRA presented it's plan to put armed security guards at all U.S. schools and said the organization would fund a "National School Shield Program" headed by former Congressman Asa Hutchinson.
Critics have called the NRA plan "delusional."
NRA's Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre said today, among other things, he wants compiled a national database of the mentally ill.
"The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every day. And does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn't planning his attack on a school he's already identified at this very moment?"
LaPierre went on to say the media was hiding facts about causes of gun violence. "And here's another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting
shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.
"Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn't or didn't want anyone to know you had found it?"
In the wake of calls for bans on sales of assault weapons and ammunition magazines capable of holding dozens of bullets, he called legislative "gun bans" a huge failure and said, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away ... or a minute away?"
Critics, including teacher's associations point out that about two-thirds of U.S. schools already have armed security and the presence of a deputy sheriff on duty at Columbine High School did not prevent the massacre at that facility.