Philadelphia Mayor: NRA’s Idea to Have Armed Officials at Schools a ‘Completely Dumbass Idea’

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Credit: AP

Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called the National Rifle Association’s suggestion of arming school officials to prevent future massacres a “completely dumbass idea.”

Filling in for host Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert began by saying that many are calling for stricter gun laws following the deadly Newtown, Conn. shooting.

“There is a worry amongst some folks that once time passes, once we get past the State of the Union, that this could fizzle out,” Russert said.

“Not gonna happen,” Nutter interjected. “I think the public has been shocked and their conscience has been put on the carpet here with this one; and a totality of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, a number of others…”

Nutter went on to say that NRA chair Wayne LaPierre’s press “statement” suggestion to have armed guards positioned at school entrances to prevent future attacks was flawed. Using that same logic, he explained, the recent fatal shooting of two New York firefighters requires all first responders be armed too.

“I think it just shows that that was a completely dumbass idea from the start,” he added.

Watch the clip via MSNBC/Mediaite below:

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