The National Rifle Association (NRA) held a press conference on Friday, Dec. 21 regarding the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The NRA CEO called for increased security at schools but rejected any new gun control laws.
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA stated the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., should be blamed on violent media. He went on to say the NRA would reject any new gun control measures.
LaPierre went on to suggest that increased security in our schools was necessary. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. I call on Congress today to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”
“For all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week nobody has addressed the most important pressing and immediate question we face. How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know that works?”
“The only way to answer that question is to face the truth. Politicians pass laws for gun free zones. They brag about them, post signs advertising them, and in doing so they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest places to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.”
Last Friday, Adam Lanza, 20, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and murdered 26 people. Six teachers and 20 children ages 6 and 7 lost their lives in addition to Lanza’s mother Nancy.
Almost immediately, the NRA began receiving vicious backlash after the shooting. Across the country, scared and emotional people began screaming about strong gun control laws.
LaPierre pointed those playing the blame game in another direction. He blamed movies and video games for “glamorizing violence.” “There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt shadow industry that sows violence against its own people.”
“They all have the nerve to call it entertainment, but is that what it is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing as a way to get your kicks really the dirtiest form of pornography?”
Be sure to check out Kelly’s other columns:
Austin Marriage Examiner
Austin Beauty Examiner
National Family and Parenting Examiner
Disease & Illness Examiner
National Sports Celebrity Examiner
Sex and Relationships Examiner
If you liked this article, click the Subscribe button to receive email updates when a new article is published. Follow Kelly on Facebook and Twitter or connect on Pinterest. Find more by Kelly on her website.
©Kelly Cozzone, All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.