The National Rifle Association (NRA) did what they do best today in their press conference addressing the Newtown school shootings. They issued a call for more guns and blamed everyone else for America’s gun problem.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed the entertainment industry and the media for gun violence in America while refusing to acknowledge the NRA’s role in blocking any legislative attempts at meaningful gun reform. He then called for armed guards in every American school.
“We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work — and by that I mean armed security,” LaPierre said, reading from a prepared statement.
LaPierre called for a “National School Shield Emergency Response Program” where trained and armed police, military, security personnel and others organize to protect schools.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said, adding, “You know, five years ago, after the Virginia Tech tragedy, when I said we should put armed security in every school, the media called me crazy.”
LaPierre was interrupted twice by protesters from the group Code Pink.
Adam Lanza committed one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history last week, killing 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.