The well-anticipated NRA press conference was held today, a week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, and it was utterly intriguing due to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre placing blame for the increase in mass shootings around America on video games, movies, and school policies. The CEO criticized gun-free school zones and recommended that there be an armed police officer at every school to protect children from another incident happening like the Sandy Hook massacre. LaPierre also criticized violent movies and music videos for having negative effects on America’s young adults, stating:
“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ that are aired like propaganda loops on ‘Splatterdays’ and every day,” he said, “and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life.
LaPierre didn’t address the public’s outcry for stricter gun laws or the crackdown on guns mandated by President Obama.
In my opinion, automatic/military guns should be outlawed from America and there should be a stricter stipulations for the ownership of handguns. There is no need for a citizen to have a military style gun, unless they plan on killing zombies from I Am Legend (joke). There should be a longer waiting period to buy handguns and a limit on the amount of bullets you can buy and have at a time. Great Britain and Israel have increased gun control and their domestic gun violence has decreased drastically.
[Courtesy of Business Insider]