NRA Targets Dems, Media, Even Trump in Wake of Shooting

Violet Powell
February 23, 2018

"Schools must be the most hardened targets in this country", LaPierre said. "The people that we put into power who should be working for us, they have us working for them", said Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, on CBS News' "Face The Nation."

Trump says the group will also discuss opening mental institutions.

As WND reported, National Rifle Associations spokeswoman Dana Loesch told CPAC that some anti-gun activists at a CNN town hall Wednesday evening almost attacked her.

Just minutes before LaPierre was scheduled to speak, however, Trump defended the NRA.

Vice President Mike Pence also took the stage to call the Florida massacre "evil in our time".

Wayne LaPierre, were the main speakers in the second day of CPAC.

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne La Pierre spoke about the deadly school shooting in Florida to the audience at CPAC - the Conservative Political Action Conference.

And Democratic figures like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sometimes need an interpreter as well.

Opponents of gun rights want to "sweep under the carpet" the failure of school safety, families "and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI" to prevent shootings, he said.

The NRA accepted CNN's invitation to participate in the town hall and national spokeswoman Dana Loesch will represent the organization. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media in the back (of the room)". "Each and every member of the National Rifle Association mourns the loss of the innocent".

"I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns", Trump said, suggesting teachers would receive "rigorous training" and could earn bonuses. "Our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever".

Donald Trump's solution to stop school shootings: Give guns to teachers
Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., disagreed. "I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health", Trump tweeted Thursday.

The group that met with Trump at the White Houseincluded Republican Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, who Trump thanked for her work helping the students.

LaPierre's speech came on the heels of the NRA releasing a video claiming that "the mainstream media love mass shootings".

Trump will also hear from local police, health and education officials. The gathering on Wednesday included students who survived the Florida attack and a parent whose child did not.

"A gun-free zone to a killer, or somebody that wants to be a killer, that's like going in for the ice cream", Trump said. "GREAT DETERRENT!" Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter early on Thursday.

He has called for an age limit of 21 to buy guns, as well as tougher background checks.

He did not immediately offer more details.

The idea of keeping people younger than 21 from buying rifles including AR-15 style firearms has been proposed, including in a bill that will be introduced in the Senate.

He has previously expressed interest in efforts to strengthen the federal background check system. He tweeted: "I never said "give teachers guns" like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC". "Cowards won't go there.problem solved". He says: "ATTACKS WOULD END!"

"We were all horrified by another bad tragedy at an American school", LaPierre said.

Loesch and LaPierre's speeches come a little more than a week after the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 students and staff dead. The latest episode has prompted a renewed and growing call for stronger gun control.

LaPierre didn't directly address Trump's tweets or positions in his speech.

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