GREGORY: Should we have an armed guard at every school in the country? That’s what the NRA believes. They told me last week that that could work.
OBAMA: I’m not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.
Clearly, the president did not say he was skeptical about placing armed security guards in schools. Instead, he said that is not “the only answer.”
Even more insane, at a press conference, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA asserted that the answer to preventing future incidents like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. is the placement of armed guards in every school.
Among the proposals presented by President Obama is providing federal funds to place more officers in schools, if the school requests them.
After acting on a specific proposal made by NRA, the gun lobbying organization denounced Obama yet again. After coming under attack by even some conservatives, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said: “If anyone thinks we’re talking specifically about someone’s children, they’re missing the point completely…” No, that’s exactly the point. Leave those beautiful Obama girls out of your degenerate ad campaigns.
(George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the NNPA. He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his Web site, http://www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at http://www.twitter.com/currygeorge.)