The National Rifle Association on Sunday reinforced its call for armed guards in every school and stood resolute in its opposition to any new gun laws following the Connecticut elementary school massacre.
“I know there’s a media machine that wants to blame guns every time something happens,” NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I know there’s an anti-Second Amend industry in this town.”
Calling on Congress to immediately appropriate funds for school security guards, LaPierre said it would make every mom and dad feel better to have a “good guy” protecting children if “some horrible monster” tried to do something.
“If it’s crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy,” LaPierre said. “I think the American people think it’s crazy not to do it…I think that is the one thing we can do immediately that would make our children safe.”
LaPierre said gun control laws aren’t going to make children safe and that the NRA would not support reducing magazine capacity or similar measures.
“We don’t think it works and we’re not going to support it,” LaPierre said. “A gun is a tool. The problem is the criminal.”