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NRA Under Fire For Wayne LaPierre’s Comments About Armed Guards In Schools
Gun-loving Wayne LaPierre took fire from all directions Friday — left, right and center.
The National Rifle Association chief’s defiant response to the massacre in Newtown outraged firearms foes, city mayors, police chiefs — and even some prominent Republicans.
“I don’t even know where to begin,” Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said on MSNBC. “As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA, I just found it very haunting and very disturbing that we are a country talking about arming our teachers and principals in classrooms.”
An aide to a top Senate Republican called LaPierre’s speech “dumb” and “bizarre.”
Instead of lampooning the media, LaPierre should “have focused on the children you’re defending” not “the people you’re mad at,” said the staffer who asked not to be identified.
Among those most insulted by LaPierre’s diatribe — in which he called for armed guards at schools and railed against the media — were the still-mourning residents of Newtown.
Says one Newtown resident:
“How dare they?” fumed Elizabeth Murphy, 42, who lives int the town. “We are all still grieving. This is the wrong time to discuss their goal of putting more guns on the street . . . The bodies haven’t even all been buried yet.”
These folks at the NRA better hire a publicist or somebody to help them figure out their lives, or 2013 is going to be a LONG year.
How would you feel about seeing a team of armed guards outside your child’s classroom??
Image via AP
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