National Rifle Association Calls for Armed Security at Schools

Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre lays out NRA's plan to protect school kids.
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The National Rifle Association. Four million. Mothers. Fathers. Sons and daughters. Join the nation -- -- war. Outrage. Grief. And earnest prayer. For the families. Of Newtown Connecticut. Who has suffered such an incomprehensible. Loss. As a result. Of this unspeakable crime. Out of respect for the families. And until the facts are known. The NRA. Has refrained from comment. While some of tried to exploit. Tragedy for political gain. We have remained respectively silent. Now. We must speak. For the safety. Of our nation's children. Because for all the noise. And anger directed us. Over the past week. No one nobody. Has addressed the most important. Pressing. An immediate question we face. How do we protect our children right now. Starting today. In a way that we know works. The only way to answer that question. Is to face. The truth. Politicians. Past. Laws for gun free school zones. They issue press releases. Bragging about them. They post signs. Advertising on. And in doing so. They tell every insane killer in America. That schools. Are the safest place. To inflict maximum made him. With a minimum risk. However nation's priorities gotten so far out of order. Think about it. We care about our money. So we protect our banks. -- armed guards. American airports. Office buildings. Power plants. Courthouses. Even sports stadiums. Are all protected by armed security. We care about our president. So we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of congress. Work in offices surrounded. By capitol police officers. Yet when it comes. To our most beloved. Innocent. And vulnerable members of the American family. Our children. We as a society leaves them. Every day utterly defenseless. And no monsters. And the predators. Of the world. Know what. And exploited. Must change now. The truth is. -- -- The -- this. That our society is populated. By an unknown number of genuine monsters. People that are so deranged. So evil. So possessed by voices and driven by demons. That no sane person can ever possibly comprehend. They walk among us. Every single day. And does anybody really believe. That the next Adam Lanza. Isn't planning his attack on a school. He's already identified. At this -- moment. How many more copycats. Are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame. From a national media machine that rewards them. With wall to wall attention. And a sense of identity that they crave. While provoking others. To try to make their mark. Dozen more killers. -- hundred more. How can we possibly even guess. How many. Given our nation's refusal. To -- -- On active national database. Of the mentally ill. The -- desist. That would even begin to address. The much larger more lethal criminal class. Killers. Robbers. Rapists. Gang members. Who have spread like cancer in every community across our nation. Meanwhile. While that happens. Federal gun prosecutions. Have. 40%. To the lowest levels. In a decade. So now. Due to a decline willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals. -- and it -- increasing again. For the first time in nineteen years. At another hurricane. Terrorist attack. Or some other natural or man made disaster. And you've got a recipe for a national nightmare. Of violence and victimization. And here's another dirty little truth. That the media try their best to conceal. There exists in this country. Sadly. A callous corrupt. And corrupting shadow industry. Itself. And just goes violence. Against its own people. Through vicious. Violent video games. With names like bullets storm. Grand Theft Auto. Mortal Kombat. And splatter house. And here's one. It's called kindergarten killers. It's been online for ten years. How come my research staff. Can find it. And all of years. Couldn't. Or didn't want anyone to know -- it found it. Another hurricane. And another natural disaster. -- -- We have flood soaked fields out there. Like American Psycho. Natural born killers. That are -- like propaganda -- -- -- days and every single day. A thousand music videos -- -- long note this. Portray life as a job. And they -- murder. -- murder as a -- a life. And then they all have the nerve. To call it entertainment. What is out what it really -- Isn't fantasizing. About killing people as a way to get your kicks. Really the filthy -- form of pornography. In a race to the bottom. Media conglomerates compete with one another -- shocked. Violate. An event every standards of civilized society. Like Reagan and even more toxic mix. A reckless behavior. And criminal cruelty. Right into our homes. Every minute every day every hour. Every single year. A child growing up in America today. Witnesses 161000. Murders. 200000. Acts of violence by the time he -- she reaches -- ripe old age of eighteen. And throughout at all. Too many in the national media. Their corporate owners. And their stockholders. Act is silent enablers. If not complicit co conspirators. Rather than face their own moral failings. The media demonize gun owners. -- -- -- -- -- -- Rather the critics -- moral line. The media Canada -- The fire cries for more law. And build -- -- media witnesses information and tips on city. That -- the publicity. These laughing at all but guarantee that next atrocity. Is only it is backed away. That the also I don't -- firearms -- machine guns. They like eighty civilians semi automatic -- aren't you glad it didn't. They tell us that if you regret most powerful right now over. All of these planes are -- About. Words that -- perpetuated dangers. One more Gundy and Obama are all. Peaceful peaceful -- people. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And fabricated and growing. And is self sacrifice. And -- is huge war in those classrooms. And it. And professional. And well trained as police work -- there -- fun. They were unable. Through no fault of their -- -- people to stop. As parents. We do everything we can't keep our children's day. It's. Citizen responsibility. For our schools. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The sound -- laughter from your car. Is the originally. And one and a half of the protest. The only thing this. It's. Would you rather -- Hall. Really good job we did not for a little -- I had. Worth probably in his way. I didn't -- ahead lives. This -- headlines. You'll print tomorrow. More you play. -- NRA's answer -- everything. You're in good taste quality big concert people. And had no place in society. -- less. In our schools. But says. Automatically. -- of that work. Not the hands of the Secret Service agent protecting our president. Isn't that work. And enhance the -- protect and he insists America. Isn't bad work. And when you hear you're glass -- at 3 AM. You can call 911. You won't be able to -- hard enough or -- not. In the hands and a good -- He is here and to protect you. That are so. Why is he yeah good when -- used to protect president. -- Or our police. When -- to protect our children in personable. There are kids. There -- responsibility. And it's not -- our duty to protect them. It's our right to protect. You know. Five years ago. After the Virginia Tech tragedy. When I said. We should put our security. In air -- -- The -- Calling credit. But what if why did. -- of Arab lands and started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last Friday. He relief right. -- -- -- -- We cohesiveness. It's possible. And -- little kids. -- 26 innocent lives. Mind and spirit yeah. Is this -- or -- The religion rather continue to risky alternative. His press. And the political class. Here in Washington DC. -- -- -- by fear. And hatred of the NRA. And there and -- around us. -- -- willing to accept a world. Where real resistance to evil monsters. Is alone. On our school principal. Leftist rant -- her life. Her mind. To shield those children in her care. No. No. Regardless of personal political prejudice. Pass right. To -- sacrifice. Ladies and gentlemen. There's no national one side. This all solution. To protect our children. But I do know that president zero school Bloomberg's plan grants last. And scrap. Secure our school sleazy grants. In next year's. -- all the Hornaday. The United States -- us. Will own money -- federal budget. We have worked -- a police officer in every single school. Even -- they did act. Politicians have no business and no authority denying us right utility. And moral imperative to protect ourselves and loves -- Yeah association knows. There are millions of qualified. Active and retired please. Active reserve and retired military. Security professionals. Certified fire buyers -- security professionals. Rescue personnel. An extraordinary. Core of patriotic trained qualified citizens. To join with a local slick visuals and police. Into -- protection plan for every single school. We -- To protect our kids now. We either immediately named America's schools safer. Rely on great men and women. In America's at least horses. The violence and you'll notice every country this -- probably -- -- restraint. And the resources. Are severely limited. But others -- -- courage is saying did not and could be deployed right now. I thought congress today. To act immediately. To tolerate what Edward is necessary to put our police officers in every single school in his -- And you now. To make sure that -- -- he is in place -- are he would return to school in January. These poor are pretty -- means the -- -- lengthy debate over the listless. Regulation or anything else. This is -- his return to school. Right. But he had a single school in America of the united. Action program. For -- work. -- -- act. -- -- Right now today. Every school in the United States. Should planned meetings with parents. School administrators teachers. Or this. And draw on resources out there and available. Direct important protection. Around our kids right now. Every schools that -- different solution based on its own situation. Every school in America. Needs to immediately again I dedicate. And deploy the resources necessary. These security forces in place -- right now. And the National Rifle Association. As America's preeminent trainer -- law enforcement and security personnel. For the past fifty years we will 111000. Police training instructors in -- Is ready willing and uniquely -- hell. Our print programs. I must -- and world. That expertise must be brought to bear. To protect our schools. And our children now. We did for our nation's defense industries and military installations to -- rewards. -- -- Preparing is there any -- child safety program. Is throughout the country. In schools right now. And we'll do it again today. The inner -- all college. -- dedication. And all its resources. To develop. -- National school -- emergency response program. For every single school in America it once it. From our security. And building design and access control. The information technology. To student and teacher training. His multi pass program will be developed by that theory -- experts in the field. Former congressman is Hutchinson -- the media. As national director of the national -- -- -- program. We adolescent violence in our way politics all the task -- His experience. -- United States turning. Director of the drug enforcement agency. An undersecretary. -- our Homeland Security. Will use the knowledge and expertise to higher analysts now the whole thing credentialed experts that are available in the United States of America. Did he did his program I'll running from -- date forward. If we truly cherish our kids. More than our -- money. More -- celebrities. -- sports stadiums. We must -- it and it greatest level of protection possible. And that security is only available with properly train -- arm you guys. On -- leadership our team security expert who made his program available in the world protecting our children at school. And we'll -- -- program available to every single school in America. Free of charge. That's Atlanta passionate candidate and will make a -- pocket. Indisputable difference. In the safety of our children and it -- are right now. There's going to be a lot of time for talk in today. Later. This is -- time. And this is a day. For decisive action. We can't wait for the next unspeakable crime to happen before we act. We can't lose precious time debating legislation. They won't work. We must allow politics. Or personal prejudice to divide us. We must act now. For the sake of every child in America. -- -- and Erica. I culinary teacher. -- every school administrator. Every law enforcement officer in this country. To join -- us. And help create. A national schools -- safety program to protect our children. With the only positive line of defense this tested and proven to work.

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