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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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2016 years 2 months ago

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… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

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.

2016 years 2 months ago

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.
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