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How the NRA Stole Christmas

Matt65 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:05 AM
LaPierre's statement was correct, but his delivery was poor. Also, the NRA should have made a statement immediately to simply offer condolences to the families of Newtown, remind everyone the shooter is to blame not the gun, acknowledge that they would be blamed, and tell when they would make a formal statement. All of which could have been done with a 60 second statement. Never, ever, let an accusation go undenied.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:51 AM
He also should have made it clear that armed police or guards at schools is and can only be a temporary measure,too costly for permanent deployment.
BUT,allowing armed school employees who have carry permits costs nothing,and puts armed GOOD people right where they would be needed all the time the school is open,close to the children that need protecting.
It's a PROVEN-to-work method.(Israel does it,and it works there,against real terrorists.)

Having armed teachers (and other school employees)is like having plainclothes police scattered all around the school,at no cost. it's the smart thing to do.
poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:50 AM
He also should have blamed the guilty--those who disarmed the teachers. That made the school a safe zone--for any crazy person to live his sick fantasies

A day late and a dollar short best describes the National Rifle Association’s inept response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. As the nation’s most powerful defender of the second amendment (the right to bear arms), the NRA displayed cowardly silence for more than a week following the shooting. Then four days before Christmas, the NRA held ghoulish 30-minute press conference America would have been better off never witnessing.

Contrary to the banners held up by protesters at the event that read “ the NRA kills children,” it doesn’t but the NRA does do VERY bad public relations....