Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.
The ad starts with a child saying that the NRA once supported background checks – and then shows a clip from the lobbying group’s president Wayne LaPierre from 1999 calling for an end to all loopholes that allow some gun purchasers to skirt the background checks.
The National Rifle Association has released a free smartphone and tablet application that allows users to practice their aim. “NRA: Practice Range” was released over the weekend and was rated for use by children as young as 4 years old, according to the iTunes rating system.
The issue of gun control was again a hot topic on the Sunday morning news programs, more than a week after one of the worst mass school shootings in U.S. history.
Mayor Hornik said that he made his decision to place armed police officers in all of the district’s schools when they re-open in the New Year, before the suggestion was made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn slammed the National Rifle Association’s suggestion on how to prevent further school shootings.
The most powerful gun lobby in the nation, the National Rifle Association, is thumbing its nose at calls for stricter gun control laws. Instead, it says Congress should put an armed guard in every school in America — right now.
One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby said the solution to preventing further attacks like the one in Newtown is not with gun control.