One week after the tragic shooting that took the lives of 20 small children and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association held a press conference to address the massacre and discuss what it will do to ensure tragedies like this never happen again.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre told reporters at the news conference. “Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away, or a minute away?”
LaPierre called on Congress to act and provide funding that is necessary to put armed security in every school in the country before students return from the holidays, and before “we engage in any lengthy debate over legislation, regulation or anything else.”
The news conference was twice interrupted by protesters who held banners and shouted that “The NRA is killing our children!”
The NRA comments were slammed by many in the media and political sphere as unrealistic and tone deaf.
On ‘Real News’ Friday the panel discussed the press conference, and how the NRA has handled past efforts to pass gun control legislation.