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Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely off the mark'
12-21-2012, 04:44 PM
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Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely off the mark'
Newtown resident Betsy Paynter watched the NRA's announcement live on television Friday. Midway through the speech by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who called for armed guards in every school in the USA, she turned off the TV.

"Completely off the mark," said Paynter, 46, a marketing executive with two children in middle school in Newtown. "There's a need for security systems but not for someone else to have a gun in the school. It's not what you want your kindergartner to see."

Putting more guns in school will only encourage gunmen and militias to further stockpile weapons, Paynter said. "That's just encouraging more fear," she said.

Several other Newtown residents said they found La Pierre's comments insensitive and disappointing. Many had hoped the nation's top gun lobby, in its first comments since 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook elementary school Dec. 14, would be more conciliatory.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...n/1784957/

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12-21-2012, 07:40 PM
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RE: Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely off the mark'
Yep. They should have had men with guns at Fort Hood. Oh, wait.......
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