NRA (Nazis Rule America) Gets Excited | Wants More Guns In Schools

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Gun Control, Gun Deaths, Gun Homicides, Gun Lobby, Guns, Mass Killings, NRA
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NRA (Nazis Rule America) Gets Excited | Wants More Guns In Schools

The U.S.  National Rifle Association (NRA) defends America’s gun  law that allows citizens to bear firearms amid high public anger over increasing  gun violence in the country.

Speaking at a  news conference in Washington on Friday, NRA executive vice president insisted  that guns protect American children at schools.  

Wayne LaPierre  also accused the media of trying to demonize gun owners. The head of the pro-gun  lobby blamed rampant gun violence across America on violent films and video  games.

LaPierre’s  comments come as the U.S. is still struggling with the aftermath of a deadly  shooting that killed 20 children and eight adults at an elementary school in  Newtown, Connecticut.

LaPierre, whose  remarks were interrupted twice by pro-gun control protesters, disdained the  notion that stricter gun laws could have prevented “monsters” like Adam Lanza  from committing mass shootings, and wondered why schools, unlike banks, don’t  have the protection of armed forces.

Alternately  criticizing politicians, the media, and the entertainment industry, LaPierre  argued that “the press and political class here in Washington [are] so consumed  by fear and hatred of the NRA and America’s gun owners” that they overlook what  he claims is the real solution to the nation’s recent surge in mass shootings —  and what, he said, could have saved lives last week.

“What if, when  Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last  Friday, he had been confronted by qualified, armed security?” he asked. “Will  you at least admit it’s possible that 26 innocent lives might have been spared?  Is that so abhorrent to you that you would rather continue to risk the  alternative?”

LaPierre called  on Congress to put a police officer in every school in America, which according  to a Slate analysis would cost the nation at least $5.4 billion. LaPierre  recognized that local budgets are “strained,” but urged lawmakers “to act  immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers  in every school.”

He offered up  the NRA’s unique “knowledge, dedication, and resources” to assist in efforts to  train those forces, but made no mention of a fiscal contribution. 

FACTS & FIGURES

Efforts to limit  the sale and possession of assault rifles and multi-round ammunition clips, or  to require background checks and waiting periods for the purchase of guns, have  been halted for years by fears that the powerful National Rifle Association  would defeat any politician who proposed such measures. NY Times 

Since 1998, the  National Rifle Association has spent $28.2 million on lobbying in Washington and  employed between 16 and 35 lobbyists in any given year. The group has doled out  more than $3.3 million in campaign contributions and $44 million on independent  efforts to support its favored candidates in the last three federal elections.  The Huffington Post

Unlike in the  cases of previous mass murders, new evidence suggests Americans increasingly  support tougher gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacres.  CBS

According to a  recent CBS News poll, support for stricter gun laws is the highest it’s been in  a decade, surging 18 points since the spring of this year. CBS  News

The U.S.  averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average  of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers  for Disease Control. The crime lab’s research estimates the annual cost of gun  violence to society at $100 billion. The Daily Beast

AHT/DT

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