December 27th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
9 years ago

NRA president: Schools should have choice on how to arm

(CNN) - National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that schools across the country should decide how best to defend students and faculty.

"Some will want police officers there. Others of them will want private security guards," he said in a CNN interview. "There may be some place they want volunteers to do it. We're willing to work with everybody on those questions."


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  1. Anonymous

    Oh dear that pesky constitution. The ATF can establish a database of the mentally unstable or those predisposed to violent acts. Determining factors, reporting responsibilities, HIPPA factors can be debated prior to implementing. Just because an idiot woman decided to teach and arm her mentally ill son doesn't mean millions and millions of law abiding responsible gun owners will accept having their rights abridged.

    December 27, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Allens tribe

    I watched this entire segment and I have to say the interviewer looked like the crazy one. The NRA Pres answered every question with completely logical answers and she seemed miffed that she could not get him to screw up and I was very dissapponted in the way she seemed to try her hardest to make him and his organization look bad but, she could not. The majority of crimes are commited with stolen guns people. So many of you seem to think that outlawing guns and ammo will fix crimes! .....
    Why can't gun enthusiasts hear their own hypocrisies in their words? For example, let's assume that most crimes really are committed with stolen guns.

    QUESTION: Where were the guns stolen from:
    ANSWER: I don't know, but they were not stolen from some who is for stricter laws on guns and gun ownership. Gun owners are the source of their own problems and biggest fears.

    December 27, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  3. Allens tribe

    GUNS DO NOT CAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS!!!!!! and yes we should have protection everywhere we go, why you ask? because if someone in that school or theater would have had a gun they might have had a good chance of stopping these crazy individuals instead all those people not standing a chance. Why this country has not brought up what kids and teens are allowed to watch and the virtual killing games that show how much fun you can have killing other humans is beyond me, talk about mental issues. we allow are kids to watch shows and movies that teach disrespect and even killing and we adults are so busy trying to earn a living that we barely have time to be home with are kids much less teach them and we wonder whats going wrong with our kids. It takes a village and we are failing

    December 27, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    In any other industry the manufacture is legally responsible for tragic events that come from use of their product. If your child dies in a car accident because of a faulty baby seat you sue the seat manufacturer don't you? So why is the same legal responsibility bypassed if it just so happens to be a firearm producer?

    December 27, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    "Democrats are actually surprised to hear Republicans calling for more police officers when the right wing has been against hiring more officers or rehiring laid off ones for the past four years."

    I don't know, Rudy. Last I heard, Republicans don't want more paid police officers. They've been trying to convince us that police officers and other upstanding Americans should volunteer their services. Not to belittle their little fantasy, these volunteers will also be crack shots and thus will "fell" the bad guy before the bad guy has a chance to even blink.

    December 27, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Andrew Morris

    The 2nd. amendment talked about a militia, which isn't quite the same thing as saying that people should have guns for any other purpose. And it was written at a time when being armed meant a single-shot musket. It's a bit of a stretch to go from there to saying that the founding fathers wanted everyone to carry military assault rifles in public.

    December 27, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
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