On Thursday, National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor. He touched base on the recent school shooting and how calling for gun control is not the answer.
“Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don’t harden our schools and protect our kids,” LaPierre said, “Every day, young children are being dropped off at schools that are wide-open, soft targets for people bent on mass murder. It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some Hollywood gala.”
He is absolutely correct and even promised that the NRA would give “immediate assistance” in reference to security consulting for schools, absolutely free.
“The whole idea from some of our opponents that armed security makes us less safe is completely ridiculous. If that’s true, armed security makes us less safe, let’s just go ahead and remove it from everywhere. Let’s remove it from the White House, from Capitol Hill, and remove it from all of Hollywood,” LaPierre added.
The NRA had been silent in the days following the shooting, but Thursday marked its return to the offensive, as representatives passionately defended the Second Amendment in front of the friendly crowd at the conservative conference.
LaPierre criticized the calls for new legislation, portraying gun control activists as those who “fantasize about more laws stopping what other laws fail to stop.”
He blasted the FBI for being culpable in the Florida tragedy. The bureau admitted last week that it failed to follow up on a tip about the man who is charged in the shooting.
“To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun,” he concluded.
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