NRA CEO: When did 'gun' become a 'bad word'?
Wayne LaPierre gives news conference
- Duration 18:21
- Date Dec 21, 2012
Wayne LaPierre gives news conference
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Conference for the National Rifle Association you can see there what's going on which is I seven holding up a banner.
And the full read on ad banners says NRA killing our kids.
This is the first news conference and -- has held since the mass shooting that we first told you about.
Last Friday when Wayne Lapierre he's the CEO of NRA.
He was mid his first statement.
When this disruption took place one of the big questions is.
I'm moving forward into the new year what will the task force created by President Obama come up -- when it comes to the future potentially a gun control in this country.
And how well the NRA -- -- I according to some initial reports it seemed that the NRA said that they were going to come out with that their own proposal and hopefully work in the front.
I let's go ahead and listen to -- -- -- there.
-- an unknown number of genuine monsters.
People that are so deranged.
So possessed by voices and driven by demons.
That no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them.
They walk among us.
Every single day.
And does anybody really believe.
The the next Adam -- -- -- planning his attack on a school.
He's already identified.
At this very moment.
How many more copycats.
Are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame.
From a national media machine that rewards them.
With wall to wall attention.
And a sense of identity that they crave.
While provoking others.
To try to make their mark.
Dozen more killers.
A hundred more.
How can we possibly even guess.
Given our nation's refusal.
To -- -- On active national database.
Of the mentally ill.
The fact -- this.
That would even begin to address.
The much larger more lethal criminal class.
Who have spread like cancer in every community across our nation.
While that happens.
Federal gun prosecutions.
Have deep -- by 40%.
To the lowest levels.
In a decade.
Due to a decline willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals.
Violent crime is increasing again.
For the first time in nineteen years.
At another hurricane.
Or some other natural or manmade disaster.
And you've got a recipe for a national nightmare.
Of violence and victimization.
And here's another dirty little truth.
That the media try their best to conceal.
There exists in this country.
A callous corrupt.
And corrupting shadow industry.
And -- those violence.
Against its own people.
Violent video games.
With names like bullets storm.
Grand Theft Auto.
And splatter house.
And here's one.
It's called kindergarten killers.
It's been online for ten years.
How come -- research staff.
Can find it.
And all of -- -- Couldn't.
Or didn't want anyone didn't know -- it found it.
At another hurricane.
And another natural disaster.
I mean you.
We have flood soaked -- out there.
Like American Psycho.
Natural born killers.
That are -- like propaganda loops on -- days and every single day.
A thousand music videos and you all know this.
Portray life is a joke.
And they play murder.
Portray murder as a -- a life.
And then they all have the nerve.
To call it entertainment.
What is that what it really -- -- since fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks.
Really the filthy -- form of pornography.
In a race to the bottom.
Media conglomerates compete with one another -- shocked.
An -- every standard of civilized society.
But Reagan and even more toxic mix.
A reckless behavior.
And criminal cruelty.
Right into our homes.
Every minute every day every power up every single year.
A child growing up in America today.
Acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of eighteen.
And throughout at all.
Too many in the national media.
-- corporate owners.
And their stockholders.
Act is silent enablers.
If not complicit co conspirators.
Rather than face their own moral failings.
Demonized gun owners.
-- -- face her own moral failings.
The media to demonize lawful gun owners.
Amplify their cries for more loss.
And -- the national media with misinformation.
And dis honest thinking.
That only delay.
Meaningful action and all but guaranteed that the next atrocity.
Is only a -- cycle away.
Call semi automatic firearms machine guns.
They claim these civilians semi automatic firearms are used by the military.
They tell us that the two to three round is one of the most powerful rifle caliber us.
When all of these claims are factually untrue.
They don't know what they're talking about.
Worst -- perch right perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun bad.
Or one more in law and -- -- peaceable peaceable lawful people.
Will protect us.
-- won -- thousand other laws if fail.
As brave and heroic.
And -- self sacrificing.
As those teachers work in those classrooms.
And as -- And professional.
And well trained as those police work where they responded.
They were unable.
Through no fault of their own.
To stop it.
We do everything we can to keep our children safe.
It's -- time for us to assume responsibility.
For our schools.
The only way the only way.
To stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection.
The only thing that stops up bad guy with a gun.
Is a good guy with a gun.
Would you rather have.
-- a good guy with a gun from a mile away.
Or from a minute away.
I can imagine the headlines.
The shocking headlines.
You'll print tomorrow.
More -- she'll claim.
Are the NRA's answered -- everything.
Will be big guns are people.
And have no place in society.
In our schools.
-- sense pointed the gun.
Become a bad word.
A gun in the hands of a Secret Service agent protecting our president.
Is in a bad word.
A gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the United States of America.
-- -- a bad word.
And when you hear your glass breaking at 3 AM.
Can you call 911.
You won't be able to pray hard enough for eight -- in the hands of a good guy.
To get there fast -- up.
To protect you.
Why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president.
Of our country.
Or are police.
But bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools.
There are kids.
There are responsibility.
And it's not just our duty to protect them.
It's our right to protect them.
Five years ago.
After the Virginia Tech tragedy.
When I said.
We should put armed security.
In every school.
Called me crazy.
But what if what if when Adam -- has started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last Friday.
He'd been confronted.
We -- at least admit.
-- -- six little kids.
The 26 innocent lives.
Might have been spared that day.
Is it sell -- part two yet.
They would -- you'd rather continued to risk the alternative.
Is the press.
And the political class.
Here in Washington DC.
So consumed by fear.
And hatred of the NRA.
And American gun owners.
That you're willing to accept a world.
-- -- real resistance to evil monsters.
On arm school principal.
Left to surrender her life.
To shield those children in -- care.
No one no one.
Regardless of personal political prejudice.
Has a right.
To impose that sacrifice.
Ladies and gentlemen.
There's no national one side.
Fits all solution.
To protecting our children.
But do note this president zeroed out school emergency planning grants in last year's budget.
Secure our schools policing grants.
In next year's budget.
We've all before -- The United States does.
-- all the money in the federal budget.
Can't we afford to put a police officer in every single school.
Even as they did debt.
Politicians have no business and no authority denying us the right the ability.
And the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm.
Now the National Rifle Association knows.
There are millions of qualified.
Active and retired police.
Active reserve and retired military.
Certified fire fighters.
War of patriotic trained qualified citizens.
To joined with local school officials and police.
In devising a protection plan for every single school.
We can deploy them to protect our kids now.
We can immediately.
Make America's schools safer.
Relying on the brave men and women.
In America's police forces.
And you all know this everyone in the country knows this of our local police departments -- strange.
And the resources.
Are severely limited.
But their dedication and courage is second to none.
And they can be deployed right now.
I call on congress today.
To act immediately.
To appropriate what -- is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school -- this nation.
And it do it now.
To make sure that blanket safety is in place when our -- return to school in January.
Before congress reconvenes.
Before we engaged in any lengthy debate over legislation.
Regulation or anything else.
As soon as our kids return to school after the holiday break.
We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy -- protection program.
Proven to war.
And by that.
I mean armed security.
Right now today.
Every school in the United States.
Should -- meetings with parents.
School administrators teachers local authorities.
In draw upon every resource that's out there and available.
To erect -- port in the protection.
Around our kids right now.
Every school's gonna have a different solution based on its own unique situation.
Every school in America.
Needs to immediately identified dedicate.
And -- the -- is necessary.
To put these security forces in place though right now.
In the National Rifle Association.
As America's preeminent trainer of law enforcement and security personnel.
For the past fifty years -- 111000.
Police training instructors in the NRA.
Is ready willing and uniquely qualified to hell.
Our training programs.
Are the most advanced in the world.
That expertise must be brought to bear.
To protect our schools.
And our children now.
We did it for our nation's defense industries and military installations journal World War II.
We did it.
For very young kids -- We live there and -- CEO and NRA I'm talking about gun control and a whole host of different issues big headline from this so far.
Is his comment the only thing that's stopped and bad guy with a guy and all it is a good guy with the gun he went on to the codes.
To congress that we how have arms deal.
Police officers in schools across this country before his return.
From the holiday break he went through a long list of reasons that he -- It -- was provided.
Things and angles.
That we must discuss when got a gun violence or when violence in -- mass shooting erupts like when we sign Newtown Connecticut among Lisa talked about that.
National database mentally ill.
He talked about not prosecuting criminals enough -- attacked and criticized the media for coverage -- mass shootings and he also.
I went on to take on video games as well as the movie industry.
But again getting back to his main points.
The only way to protect our kids he says is absolute protection.
He's not the only -- disappointed you we knew that there are others that Watson join us today.
Over the future gun control in this country the president just -- YouTube video early this morning that talks about his position on gun control on the way forward.
So we'll continue this conversation if you'd like to watch the rest of -- -- cares comments you can -- -- at foxnews.com.