NRA Doubles Down On Gun Control Solutions - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

NRA Doubles Down On Gun Control Solutions

Posted:

As mourning continues over the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the NRA doubles down on its solution to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

"If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy," says NRA chief Wayne Lapierre, standing by his idea to put armed guards in all schools during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". "I think the American people think it's crazy not to do it, it's the one thing that would keep people safe, and the NRA is going to try to do that."

Many Americans, however, aren't sold on the idea, saying that armed guards may adversely effect children psychologically.

Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota raises concerns about the cost of securing schools the way Lapierre proposes, "we have 130,000 elementary and secondary schools in this country. If you have two officers in each, that would cost $25 billion. Where is that money going to come from?"

His senate colleague, Chuck Schumer of New York thinks the NRA's position will help lawmakers who want more stringent gun regulation, "well, I think he's so extreme and so tone deaf that he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in the congress."

On Friday, president Obama assembled a task force to reduce gun violence, and wants concrete proposals within a month. Ideas already on the table include an assault weapons ban and limiting the number of bullets a magazine can hold.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • A Baby Boy Is Born At A North Fork Gas Station

    A Baby Boy Is Born At A North Fork Gas Station

    A woman on her way to a doctor's appointment suddenly goes into labor and ends up giving birth in a North Fork gas station parking lot.
    More >>
    A woman on her way to a doctor's appointment suddenly goes into labor and ends up giving birth in a North Fork gas station parking lot.

    More >>
  • Dinuba Residents Want Answers: Why Are Streets Full Of Water?

    Dinuba Residents Want Answers: Why Are Streets Full Of Water?

    People living in Dinuba say for nearly two weeks water from a broken valve has been flowing down gutters into storm drains.Residents say city crews are not answering their questions and they want answers on when it will be fixed.More >>
    People living in Dinuba say for nearly two weeks water from a broken valve has been flowing down gutters into storm drains.Residents say city crews are not answering their questions and they want answers on when it will be fixed.More >>
  • Helms Power Plant Turns 30

    Helms Power Plant Turns 30

    The Helms Pumped Storage Plant is now 30 years old. The engineering marvel has been undergoing a renovation in the past few years. Wednesday P.G. E. gave KMPH Fox 26 News a rare glimpse inside the hidden power plant in the high Sierra. The plant is located 50 miles east of Fresno and sits underground near Wishon Reservoir. Back in the 70's it took construction crews seven years to bore a cavern through the mountain of granite and create the plant for P.G. E. It takes two reservoirs to make He...More >>
    The Helms Pumped Storage Plant is now 30 years old. The engineering marvel has been undergoing a renovation in the past few years. Wednesday P.G. E. gave KMPH Fox 26 News a rare glimpse inside the hidden power plant in the high Sierra. The plant is located 50 miles east of Fresno and sits underground near Wishon Reservoir. Back in the 70's it took construction crews seven years to bore a cavern through the mountain of granite and create the plant for P.G. E. It takes two reservoirs to make He...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.