NRA: “THE ONLY WAY TO STOP A BAD GUY WITH A GUN IS WITH A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN”
The NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION breaks its silence in the wake of the SANDY HOOK shooting tragedy, igniting a conflagration of controversy.
The group's CEO Wayne LaPierre believes the massing shootings in Newtown, Conn., that stunned the nation last Friday, should be blamed on violent media, rejected new gun control measures and called for increased security in schools around the U.S.
"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun," LaPierre told media during a press conference.
"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," he continued. "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," he said.
America fell into mourning last Friday after Adam Lanza ripped through Sandy Hook Elementary School with a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, a Glock 9 mm and a Sig Sauer 9mm – claiming the lives of 20 children and 6 adults before shooting himself dead.
The NRA mouthpiece, LaPierre, then slammed the media – naturally pinning the blame on everything but the weaponry -- movies and videogames (natch) for glamorizing violence.
"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt, shadow industry that sows violence against its own people," he said, damning gamer’s delight Grand Theft Auto and films like Natural Born Killers and American Pyscho.
"They all have the nerve to call it entertainment, but is that what it is?" he said. "Isn't fantasizing about killing as a way to get your kicks really the dirtiest form of pornography?"
Backlash to follow….