Cuz according to the opinions roaring through the social media web, they FAILED… miserably.
Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre urged lawmakers to station armed police officers at every school by the time kids go back in the new year.
As he puts it:
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
He also made it a point to note that airports and banks are usually armed with properly-equipped guards, so why not schools!?
But then he didn't take any questions from reporters… (boo)
The press conference was interrupted multiple times by protestors shouting against the NRA, blaming them for the death of Newtown's children (see above).
The NRA and their philosophy hurts my heart.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 21, 2012
NRA says we need armed guards at every school.Well, since NRA IS SHILLING FOR THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, this makes good sense for them.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 21, 2012
MT @jayrosen_nyu: Exact quote frm NRA press conference. "This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won't be taking any questions."
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 21, 2012
Not happy with NRA press conference, this is why –> bit.ly/XUKsd4
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 21, 2012
Great holiday diet: watch Wayne LaPierre conduct his NRA press conference.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 21, 2012
It's definitely a complicated topic with no black or white answer.
We just wish the NRA would truly engage in the conversation.
How do U feel about this??
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