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LaPierre: Armed Guards In Every School

NASHVILLE, (UPI) –  National Rifle Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre Thursday renewed his call for armed personnel in every school in America.

Speaking at the annual convention of the National Wild Turkey Federation in Nashville, LaPierre scolded President Obama for not mentioning school safety in his State of the Union address Tuesday.

LaPierre asserted while Obama said in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre “nothing matters more than the safety of our schoolchildren,” the president failed to mention keeping schools safe in the first State of the Union address of his second term.

In the U.S. Capitol audience Tuesday were relatives of those killed in Newtown as well as former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who is recuperating from a bullet wound to the head from a shooting spree in 2011.

Obama said legislation that would prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals, banning military-style weapons and large capacity magazines “deserve a vote.”

“If you want to vote no, that’s your choice,” Obama said. “But these proposals deserve a vote.”

LaPierre accused Obama of a “level of public deception that simply cannot be ignored” and alleged the president plans to institute “bans on millions of standard shotguns and standard magazines” and transfers of weapons “even between family members.” He said Obama’s plans would culminate in the “national registration of every single gun owner in this country.”

He reiterated the NRA’s call for a “School Shield Safety Program” that would put “armed police and security officers in every single school in America.”

Obama and his Democratic allies “only care about their decades-long” crusade to “destroy the Second Amendment” and to “ban every gun they can, tax every gun sold and register every American gun owner,” LaPierre said.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Wayne LaPierre’s INSISTANCE THAT ARMED GUARDS BE IN SCHOOLS MAKES HIM LOOK BIASED ON RACE. IT IS OBVIOUS Mr. LaPierre IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT CAUCASIAN CHILDREN IN SMALL-TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

    SINCE National Rifle Association IS A “LIGHTENING ROD” FOR MANY PEOPLE, Mr. LaPierre’s VIEWS IS DESTROYING THE DIMINUTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S IMAGE AS A, “BIG TENT.”

  • JeffH

    CAH says “Wayne LaPierre’s INSISTANCE THAT ARMED GUARDS BE IN SCHOOLS MAKES HIM LOOK BIASED ON RACE. IT IS OBVIOUS Mr. LaPierre IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT CAUCASIAN CHILDREN IN SMALL-TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.”

    Your comment was uncalled for and is completely racist based. I’ve come to the conclusion, after many months, that you are a racist.

    You made it clear in the past that you don’t like guns and you think they should be outlawed and you’re showing your “hate” for LaPierre and the NRA and infused your own hatefull brand of racism into the picture…you’ve been plugged into the propaganda CAH, Obama and Feinstein just might have a job waiting for you. That is until you become useless to them.

    You are a racist CHRISTOPHER…your comment proves it!

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “JeffH,”

      SO, I GUESS YOUR [sic], ” You tend to your cows and I will tend to mine … “, COMMENT IS OUT THE WINDOW.

      “JeffH,” I OWN GUNS – BUT, I AM NOT A FANATIC. AND, Wayne LaPierre IS “WRONG AS TWO LEFT SHOES” FOR WANTING GUNS IN SCHOOLS.

      AND, “JeffH,” I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN “OLIVE BRANCH” BECAUSE YOU ARE CAUCASIAN MALE – I ADMIRE YOU FOR THAT. BUT, I AM NOT ASHAMED OF MY BIASES. AGAIN, I HATE YOU WANT TO BE ANTAGONISTIC WITH ME. THAT MAKES ME SAD.

      • JeffH

        CAH, I don’t admire racists and I don’t admire anyone because they’re from a any particular ethnic background.

        FYI, some schools have already started adding armed guards on their campusus. Somebody must agree with the NRA’s stance.

        Obviously you’re not ashamed of your open racism…that is pitifull to say the least.

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