NRA vice president addresses conservative conference after Parkland shooting

Wayne LaPierre took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday roughly a week after a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
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Just a week ago we were all horrified. By another terrible tragedy. And an American school. Each and every member of the National Rifle Association. Mourns the loss of the innocent. And continues to keep their families. And that community. In our prayers. We share a goal. Of safe schools. Safe neighborhoods. And they say country. As usual the opportunist. Wasted not 12. To exploit tragedy. For political gain. Saw Lynn ski would have been proud. The break back speed up calls for more gun control laws. And up breathless national media eager to smear the NRA. Think about that. In the miss that genuine agrees. And it very understandable passion. As millions of Americans searched for meaningful solutions. What are we find. Chris Murphy. Nancy Pelosi and more. Cheered on by the national media eager to blame the NRA. And called for even more government control. They hate the NRA. They hate the Second Amendment. They hate individual freedom. In the rush of calls for more government. They've also revealed that true selves. It leads don't care not one wit about America's schools system. And schoolchildren. If they truly care. What they would do is they would protect them. For them. It's not us safety issue. It's a political issue. They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security. The failure of spam line. The failure of America's mental health system. Any even the unbelievable. Failure of the FBI. We at the NRA that. Are Americans. Who continue to mourn and care. And work every day a contributing real solutions to this theory real problem. Real practical action to truly protect our children. Think about. It's a bizarre fact that in this country are jewelry stores. All over this country. Are more important than our children. Our banks. Our airports. Are NBA games. Are and FL games. Our office buildings. Are movie's stars. Are politicians. There are all more protected than our children its goal. Does that make any sense. To anybody. Do we really love our money and our celebrities. More than we love our children. Can we answer that question honestly. Any of us can we answer that question honestly. Knowing that we surrounded were taxed so much with armed security. While we drop our kids off at school. That our so called gun free cell owns. That are wide open targets for an eight crazy masked man madman bent on people that come their first. In every community in America. School districts PT AS teachers' unions local law enforcement. Moms. And dads. They all must come together. To implement that Berry best strategy to Harden their schools. Including of active trained. Armed security that wall absolutely protect every innocent child and that's contrary. A the whole idea from some of our opponents. That armed security makes us less faith. Is completely. Ridiculous. If that's true. I just think about this if that's true armed security makes us less safe less safe. Let's just go ahead removed from everywhere. Let's removed from the White House. From Capitol Hill. And remove it from off Hollywood. Okay.

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