Schools are safe, the NRA is not
The Kansas City Star
The NRA’s press conference Friday went as expected: Some gun-loving American showed up to demand that we flood U.S. schools with more guns.
That’s what NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre did, and thank God he did.
For LaPierre showed just how out of touch with reality America’s staunchest gun nuts are today.
His takeaway line now being reported across America: We need to put armed guards in every school in America at a cost of billions of dollars a year.
No, we don’t.
The fact is that America’s schools are about the safest place for kids to be - ever. Take a hard look at the facts.
The schools are safer than the millions of homes with loaded guns sitting inside them.
The schools are safer than the streets of too many American cities, where people - criminals and non-criminals - walk around carrying heat.
The NRA is a rich, influential organization.
If it wanted, the NRA could make a serious contribution to the gun control argument now raging in this country.
Instead, the NRA does something absolutely inane like calling for armed guards in every school in the country.