NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre told David Gregory, “If it’s crazy to call for putting police in and securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy.”
“I know there’s a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens,” he said, but he insisted that an armed guard might have been able to stop Adam Lanza, the killer in Connecticut.
LaPierre said, “We have no national database of these lunatics” and complained that de-institutionalization of the mentally ill had put too many dangerous people on the streets of America. “These monsters walk the streets,” LaPierre said.
He opposed further curbs on private gun sales and contended that the advocates of stringent restrictions on private gun sales want to put “every gun sale under the thumb of the federal government.”