American Federation of Teachers criticises NRA gun call

Afterremaining silent for an entire week following the Newtown massacre, the NRA'sfirst comments were to call for more guns in our schools and our society. Thisis both irresponsible and dangerous. No matter how much money the NRA spends orpropaganda it tries to spread, one thing is clear-the NRA is not serious aboutconfronting the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.

Schools must be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses. Anyone who would suggest otherwise doesn't understand that our public schools must first and foremost be places where teachers can safely educate and nurture our students.

– American Federation of Teachers

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NRA armed police schools call

The CEO of US gun lobby the NRA has defended his comments after the Sandy Hook shootings. In his first TV interview since the tragedy, Wayne LaPierre repeated: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".