NRA's answer to gun violence is more guns

12/21/12 Lisa Marzilli
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On today's Last Call we heard an excerpt from a press conference called by the National Rifle Association in response to last Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. The nation's most powerful gun rights group has been eerily silent up until now following the shooting spree by 20 yr. old Adam Lanza that ended the lives of 20 young children and 7 adults.

Other than a short statement promising “meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again” we’ve heard nothing - that is until this morning. During a rare D.C. press conference NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre levied blame against a variety of things including politicians for creating gun-free school zones, the evil in society and the mentally ill, Obama budget cuts, the music and film industries, video games, Hollywood – and of course, the media. Following his long winded laundry list LaPierre unveiled what the NRA’s “meaningful contribution” consists of; putting armed personnel in every school in the US.

My question is, is this the best we can do? Is this the kind of world we want our children to grow up in?

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