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NRA’s LaPierre shoots down ideas on gun control in Sunday interview


This news story was published on December 23, 2012.
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The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, in a Sunday interview on MSNBC’s Meet the Press, shot down any idea that his organization would support new gun controls, and blasted proposed legislation being introduced in Congress by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and others that would ban assault weapons.

LaPierre told MSNBC’s David Gregory that arming schools is “the one thing that we can do immediately” to curb and prevent future violence.

LaPierre also said that reducing ammunition capacity won’t help stop the attacks or prevent future shootings.

Feinstein has said recently that “I’m going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons.

Congress is likely to look at the matter in the near future, and President Barack Obama has already reacted to a petition signed by thousands of Americans seeking new gun control laws and laid out how his administration will pursue methods to prevent future attacks.

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23 Responses to NRA’s LaPierre shoots down ideas on gun control in Sunday interview

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This incident didn’t receive any coverage by national media. There was a home invasion in Sacramento by 3 perps. The homeowner was shot, but he was armed and shot all 3 perps, killing one. There were children having a sleepover in his home whose lives he probably saved. There have not been any more updates about the circumstances, just the identity of 2 of the perps.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/23/5072877/sacramento-resident-kills-would.html

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    happyguy Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I found this article very interesting. If you don’t read the article watch the video at the end of the article. Shows why anyone guarding schools needs a lot of training. I also will apologize up front to those of you who read the article. There is some name calling in parts of it.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

      @Happy Guy-I must agree with you on this issue. If they are going to have security in schools that are carrying weapons they must have training. To do anything else is just asking for the wrong person to get shot. Do not misunderstand, I have no problem with armed security in the schools. It is a different world today and I think with all the crazy people running around we would be stupid not to take all precautions with the children. Not just from guns, but from bombs, knives and any other weapons they will use.

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    Anonymouse Reply Report comment

    December 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    David Gregory is a criminal!

    He violated Washington DC’s high capacity magazine ban.

    DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01

    (b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

    Will he be arrested? Called to the carpet by Dianne Feinstein? Charles Schumer?

    David Gregory’s kids go to the same private school as the Obama kids, they have armed security at the school.

    The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.

    According to a scan of the school’s online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.

    Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.

    One standard for them, another us ‘non-political class’ people.

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      msgordy Reply Report comment

      December 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Did you know that Feinstein(POS) has a carry permit?? The idiot that wants to help ban guns has one for HER protection. Sorry but I value my life more than hers..Did you also know that in the state where the Sandy hook shooting took place they ALREADY have an “assault rifle” ban. The second amendment never said “EXCEPT” If they tamper with the 2nd amendment anymore what keeps them from wrecking the 1st amendment? Or any others??

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        @msgordy-were you aware that in England hwre they have very strict gun control violent crime has skyrocketed and now they want to ban knives and are installing vidio camera’s everywhere to try to stop it and in Australia where they over reacted and passed strict gun control the violent crime has also sky rocketed to the point honest people are now afraid to walk outside. The point is when you do away with guns the criminals take control and honest non criminals no longer are safe. Wake up before it is to late.

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        happyguy Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        LVS…you are wrong about england. Here is the facts: “Homicides are now down to around half of the figure for 2001/2.

        Attempted murders also fell, but by a smaller proportion, dropping by 7.6% in comparison to a fall of 13.6% in homicides.”

        here is the link:
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jul/14/crime-statistics-england-wales

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        happyguy Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        LVS…”Violent crimes decrease across Australia”.

        I’m not finding the facts that support your claims of violent crimes in England and Australia

        Here is a link:
        .http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1631449/Violent-crimes-decrease-across-Australia

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        Here's a Better Link Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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        Here's a Better Link Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        happyguy data on that Australia link is info on 2010. That’s a little old don’t you think?

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        Here's a Better Link Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        Current Info: This link talks about violent crime on the increase in Australia and that in the UK home burglaries with people IN the home are 4 times more likely than the US and your chance of getting mugged is 6 times more likely in London than New York City.
        http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/26/gun-control-lessons-from-prohibition/print/

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        December 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

        @happy guy-I didn’t say homicides, I said violent crimes. That inclused things like strong arm robberys, home invasions, muggings and thefts. That is why there is a push to ban knives and put up more and more security camera’s. The terrorist just love country’s like this. It is why England has been hit with terrorist attacks and we have not. Camera’s are only good after the fact but cost a lot of money to install and monitor. You need to read tyhe posts after yours. You are working with old data.

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    Ananymous Reply Report comment

    December 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    We are a society of my rights complainers and the notion that more guns on the streets will curb violence is insane. Now peoples slightest disagreements will turn into if he has a gun I better pull mine first. But the issue under discussion is the large capacity assault type weapons. When you see these attacks the nuts aren’t bringing hunting rifles or six shot hand guns but the ones that can spray as many bullets as possible to kill as many as they can. I hunt and own a shotgun and twenty two rifle and have learned how to shoot and most that hunt have done the same. So where is the place for assault weapons other than mass killings. Also the NRA is an organization that pumps millions into buying politicians to push their guns for all agenda.

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      My Voice Reply Report comment

      December 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Your arguement brings some merit. BUT what you don’t seem to understand is that your .22 rifle that you hunt with will be part of the ban as it is a semiautomatic. Get educated, then you won’t be so dangerous.

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      Anonymouse Reply Report comment

      December 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      The number of civilian guns has gone up since 1990, Crime has dropped dramatically in that time.

      I put a link in here to back up that statement, hopefully they won’t delete it as spam/ad

      http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_01.html

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    confused Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    A few years ago a bunch of people who thought bringing a casino to Cerro Gordo county was bad, it would cause all kinds of harm to society and our citizens so we rejected it and it went up to Worth county. Now we want to disarm every law bidding citizen to protect us, who really believes that will protect us and make everything OK. If we disarm everyone then the police, secret service, FBI ect should not need guns either, if no one has a gun why would they. Lets get real this is a fantasy some are living in. Lets enforce the current laws and do better back ground checks, and standardize the purchase and carry laws in all 50 states. Lets admit we have a mental health issue in this country that has been avoided for years and needs addressed. Not letting a Casino in Cerro Gordo has done nothing but hurt Cerro Gordo county, THANK YOU to all those who opposed it, you are probably getting XMAS cards from Worth County.

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    Ananymous Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Actually It’s you gun totin nuts that want to go back to the old west that is wrong with this country. Get by It’s MY right and think of the others if that is at all possible with you Ted Nugent wanabees.

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      Jason Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Stop watching Hollywood’s mythical reproduction of the “wild west”. It never occurred, except in the mind of the writers/directors. At the shootout at the okay coral the gun laws were more stringient than they are now.

      When will you open your mind and realize that criminals do not/will not follow your knee-jerk feel good laws.

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      msgordy Reply Report comment

      December 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      I just want to tell you I am one of those gun toting nuts. I might have been behind you in a resturant/theatre/shop/store/etcetcetcect. I don’t know you from Adam and you don’t know me but if things get ugly I am there for you as a law abiding legally carrying gun nut. You won’t recognize me but I am your mechanic/carpenter/factory worker/cpa/lawyer/checkout clerk/etcetc… I got your back… No thanks necessary.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    @Anonoymous-very well said. Of course the liberal left wingers won’t agree because it makes sense and they are so hung up on their emotions they won’t go for anything that makes sense.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    What do we care about the NRA for. I have the 2nd Amendment that says I can own guns. How dare you change or deprive United States law abiding citizens of their Constitutional right. A right that is there for a reason. Opposers need to look beyond their nose and understand why this is a part of our Constitution, but you won’t understand because you believe we live in utopia where nothing can harm us. Wrong. I cried when I heard about Sandy Hook. We gun owners are not incensitive to death. There is an answer and that is to arm select school staff. This is a plan to defend our children against guns, knives, bow and arrows, abduction,etc.

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      msgordy Reply Report comment

      December 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better..

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        But hopefully you could have spelled it better…