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NRA executive opposes tougher gun control

NRA executive opposes tougher gun control

The NRA is known to be supporting President Donald Trump. He also speculated about mass gun confiscation.

The additional guns would be inside schools.

"Does that make any sense to anybody?" he asked, calling for "effective armed security" to be present at schools to prevent mass shootings.

The father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed last week, said he was speaking Wednesday because his daughter couldn't.

"I understand that you're standing up for the NRA ... but you just told this group of people that you're standing up for them", he said. It may be 10 per cent, it may be 40 per cent.

Bratton was responding to Trump's suggestion Wednesday that teachers pack heat so they can take down active shooters and suggested Thursday they ought to be paid more for doing so.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said he wants to see assault rifles like the AR-15 off the streets.

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County told a cheering audience at a CNN town hall broadcast that elected officials will have to make decisions that keep the community safe or "they are not going to hold office".

But that's only half of his proposed solution.

These ideas face challenges from the right.

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However, the NRA has resisted the idea Trump has floated for raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles and shotguns.

He pointed the finger at the Democrats, saying their anti-gun rhetoric sought to undermine the constitutional right to bear arms. They love this country. He wouldn't say he would turn down an NRA contribution.

But in October the NRA issued a statement saying it does not support legislation banning bump stocks. McArdle, by the way, just got a column in The Washington Post.

As the country descends into yet another gun debate, the National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre slammed Democrats for their reaction to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and warned of government overreach extending far beyond the limiting of firearms.

Spokeswoman Dana Loesch pointed to the journalists in back of the room. "Do we really love our money and our celebrities more than we love our children?"

"But I also think of young women, and you've had a previous town hall, where you spoke with a young woman named Kim Corban, who was a college student who was brutally raped in her dorm, and she was under the age of 21", Loesch said. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and numerous legacy media in the back", she charged, pointing to journalists at the back of the ballroom.

The town hall broadcast began with a three-minute video showing family pictures of several of those who died.

What specific policies does Wayne LaPierre support and oppose?

Created in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, the program provides advice and funding for schools to beef up security measures. It should not be easier to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store, he added.

Appearing to throw his weight behind Mr Trump's suggestion that teachers should be able to defend themselves and their pupils in such an event, he said: "We must immediately harden our schools". It was one of the earliest hints at an upcoming presidential campaign as a conservative.


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