NRA's Wayne LaPierre hits Dems, warns of socialism

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National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre took the opportunity to slam Democrats Thursday during a speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Committee meeting, saying they only "want more restrictions on the law-abiding".

He says he supports armed security guards in schools, creating a computerized universal mental health registry of those judged to be incompetent and Project Exile, which mandates severe sentences for all gun crimes, especially illegal possession.

Talk about gun control "is actually really good for you if you're the NRA", said Dan Cassino, a politics professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He also called out a list of Democrats for promoting socialism, including Sens.

"Socialism is a movement that loves a smear". "And you should be anxious, and you should be frightened". At the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 22, he said that liberal Democrats and the media were joined in a conspiracy to "eradicate all individual freedoms". "They hate the Second Amendment". The president is scheduled to host a listening session with students, teachers and parents involved in the Florida shooting as well as the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT and the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. That's because the lobby has successfully used fear of upcoming new regulations to push gun sales, while using its powerful lobbying muscle to keep most laws from being passed on the federal level.

Once again LaPierre repeated his calls for schools to increase security, even arming schoolteachers, a controversial proposal that even some Republicans have rejected. "The gun industry is in the business of convincing people that the only way that you can make yourself safer is to buy more weapons from gun companies". He argued that was "more" than the Democratic Party or news organizations were doing.




Appearing to throw his weight behind Mr Trump's suggestion that teachers should be able to defend themselves and their pupils in such an event, he said: "We must immediately harden our schools". "Adding more guns to schools may create an illusion of safety, but in reality it would make our classrooms less safe", said Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers union.

Deutch was joined by Republican Sen. He suggested that any further attempts at gun control would lead to mass gun confiscation and that our country would be "changed forever".

Limiting the size of gun magazines and raising the age limit on buying rifles, including guns like AR-15 style rifles, are both positions that the NRA opposes.

CNN hosted a nationally televised Town Hall meeting Wednesday with participants from Stoneman Douglas School, South Florida lawmakers and a spokesperson from the Nation Rifle Association.

President Donald Trump is floating a unique two-step move on gun control. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Trump suggested on Thursday he wanted some action, tweeting, "Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!"

LaPierre also hit out at the "breathless national media" which he said was "eager to smear the NRA in the midst of genuine grief".

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