NRA 05-01-1999: “we believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America’s schools, period”
Fourteen years ago, the NRA opposed guns in schools. And promised an immediate impact on violence. Still waiting. Hat tip to Ed Bott for the link.
I wouldn’t stand before you today if I didn’t believe, and I couldn’t prove, that our common-sense policies can have a more immediate impact on violence, and make more citizens safer, than anything that anyone else is proposing.
So I’d like to speak in response to the President’s recent press conferences and news appearances. And please, listen not just for what we’ve done, but for what more we can all do.
First, we believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America’s schools, period … with the rare exception of law enforcement officers or trained security personnel.
We believe America’s schools should be as safe as America’s airports. You can’t talk about, much less take, bombs and guns onto airplanes. Such behavior in our schools should be prosecuted just as certainly as such behavior in our airports is prosecuted.