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PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”

The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.

The group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference that, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

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  • Guest123456789

    huh in a building i choose hand gun any day over a long barreled rife theres no words for someone like you read up some more .223 is a baby round not as powerfull as a larger round such as 30-06 or 30-30. the velocity is so hi on the .223 cause the bullet is so small. That size round is ued for hunting small game like fox, and coyote. As were the 30-06, 30-30 ex…… is used for larger game like deer, or bear so before running your mouth like you know something learn alittle bit more about gun and bullet combos.

  • Guest000000

    More guns and guards;typical bad ideas. The killer would simply plan harder and longer and probably use more lethal means of destruction. Violence begets violence, war begets war, death begets death, hate begets hate, always has and always will.

  • Vog46

    It is true that Columbine did have LEOs present, however the argument that an armed teacher or principle could thwart a gunman would be completely refuted by the Columbine incident.
    This is the fallacy of gun ownership – it does NOT prevent murder or gun violence.
    But the armed LEO at a school adds another dimension. In some states killing an LEO results in the death penalty being invoked. This argument is also weak in that most mass murders end up killing themselves or dying during response to the killing spree. They have total disregard for life.
    But if it boils down to teachers and principles being armed, or having an LEO at each school I’d choose the LEO in a heartbeat. During breaks and summer we’d have extra patrolling officers which is also a good thing.
    As for assault weapon bans? I agree with it. It’s not just the 30 round clip that’s bothersome. The AR15 has a muzzle velocity of 3000 ft/sec (compared to a 9mm at 850) – and those bullets can penetrate walls and windows from a good distance. A 9mm is only effective at under 100 yards.
    This is why the “training” that a principle or teacher would need would be ineffective. They would be carrying hand guns against an assault rifle – even for an experienced shooter that’s a losing proposition.
    Lets do several things simultaneously-
    Propose automatic death penalty for mass shooting of children (at any location, not just schools).
    Put LEOs and walk through metal detectors at all schools.
    Encourage (or require) that principles(only) be allowed to conceal carry on school grounds(this helps prevent student access to guns in the classroom).
    Ban the sale of assault rifles and 30 round clips

    This will not solve the problem (nor will arming all teachers) – but it’s a palatable start

    Vog

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