NRA: Put ‘Armed Police Officers’ in Every School

In a press conference held Friday morning, the head of the NRA called for armed police officers to guard our nations schools

During its first press conference since the Sandy Hook School shooting last Friday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for schools to be armed with police officers.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said NRA executive Wayne LaPierre.

He said school children defenseless "and the predators of the world know it and exploit it."

LaPierre urged Congress  ”to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation.

What do you think about the NRA's call for armed police officers in our schools? Tell us in the comments!

Joe Sousa. December 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM
The sad fact is the country cant afford it. Congress is cutting the budget because of trillion dollar deficits and a sixteen trillion dollar national debt. Congress is borrowing 41 cents of every dollar we spend. I just don't see how to pay for it and if it would even help.
Naome Lixes December 23, 2012 at 02:30 AM
He said school children defenseless "and the predators of the world know it and exploit it." "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said NRA executive Wayne LaPierre. It's a classic business model; create a problem so you can sell the solution. The press conference did stop short of launching the newest NRA app; locating the nearest gun store on your cell phone.
b kcaj December 23, 2012 at 02:01 PM
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joe Sousa would dare to go against his puppet string pullers, the NRA, and voice his disagreement regarding adding police officers to the schools. The way Joe's mind works, adding police officers to the schools would mean adding police officers to the police departments and therefore adding union members to the police officers unions. Why don't you just come out and tell the readers the real reason why you're against police officers in the schools-you hate the unions.
J.R> December 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I'm havimg s hard time understanding why people are so outraged over this. Is this not the same thing citizens at the town meeting were applauding?!
Naome Lixes December 23, 2012 at 05:00 PM
We're having trouble keeping teacher salaries paid, books in the classroom and containing leaks in the buildings. It's not as if the NRA volunteered to pick up the tab. Do the math, it would be cheaper to buy back all the semi and full automatic weapons.
RU Serious? December 26, 2012 at 03:37 AM
As nice of a theory as that is, it's pure folly to think you could ever buy them back. Ridiculous that a sane person would even suggest that. I'm sure that the NRA has many members that would meet a criteria for volunteering for a duty such as this. And besides your tax dollars already pat for police presence in the town. Legalize marijuana and use the tax monies from that to cover this expense. In fact by default you would free up police resources just by doing that.
Naome Lixes December 26, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I'm not sure I can evaluate Dianne Feinstien's mental status, nor do I think anyone with a school age child can be rational about this. Certainly those advocating gun-rights appear to do so from an irrational position. We've spent more on less ambitious plans. ($2.9B Cash for clunkers) This, coupled with a confiscate and convict statute afterwards will at the very least reduce the number of weapons under the ban in circulation. Any reduction in the number of weapons used to spray so many bullets is at the least reasonable. Perhaps a cynic would claim it insane to try. The failures in the last attempt were largely due to NRA changes to the law and manufacturing changes to skirt the restrictions. No change won't stabilize the situation; it perpetuates the problem by leaving so many weapons available for ready use, by both registered and illegal users. No argument about shifting DEA resources to ATF - I would argue that DHS is failing in it's mandate by turfing this to an underfunded department (the ATF). ATF $1.12B budget DEA $2.02B budget NSA $11.6B budget (un-classified expenditures) DHS $68.9B budget


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