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Teachers Blast NRA's 'Cruel Hoax'

April 03, 2013  | 

The president of a national teachers union called the NRA's school-safety plan a "cruel hoax" that will lead to more gun violence rather than curbing active-shooter attacks.

The American Federation of Teachers' Randi Weingarten released a statement Tuesday responding to the NRA's school safety initiative that calls for arming teachers, among other measures, to better secure campuses.

"Today's NRA proposal is a cruel hoax that will fail to keep our children and schools safe," Weingarten said. "It is simply designed to assist gun manufacturers flood the nation and our schools with more guns and large magazine clips, which will simply lead to more violence."

Weingarten pointed to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, saying armed teachers wouldn't have stopped Adam Lanza's rampage. She said the NRA's proposal is meant to "distract the American people from the real, serious gun problem we face in America."

Weingarten also called for "bipartisan, commonsense gun safety legislation, including comprehensive background checks, and a ban on large magazine clips and military assault weapons."

Read Weingarten's full statement here.

Comments (5)

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brandon davis @ 4/2/2013 11:23 PM

When will the liberals get it through their thick skulls? Enacting more laws is going to do nothing to discourage people who are already breaking them anyway. Most gun crime involves guns that arent legally obtained in the first place and making it so there are fewer legal guns in this country simply provides more targets of oppurtunity for crime. Plain and simple, arm the teachers and dont enact gun control

[email protected] @ 4/4/2013 9:08 AM

Another "educator" with their head up their ass. How in the hell does she know an armed person wouldn't have stopped that coward in Newtown? Do you have to be a sheep to be a teacher anymore? My sixth grade teacher was a Marine with combat experence in Korea. Nowadays you have to be a liberal to teach, or should I say spin? Blues, Stay Safe.

Marshal Fine @ 4/4/2013 9:49 AM

Let's recap.. We have armed guards at: courthouses, hospitals, banks, government buildings, etc. HOWEVER we can not protect our most precious thing.. our children.. What a dumb ass.. The AFT is a political pig......... Hey, Randi, Check european and middle east schools. All have armed guards and some all staff are armed.. You are a childish pig.

Andreas @ 4/3/2013 10:04 AM

How did that person become head of that teachers union.Why has this country failed in education. A person with a gun would have saved lives.ignorance from educated people who live a glass house.If teachers cannot protect us who will US the american people parents, security, militarty etc mom fathers Etc.If it was not for the NRA we would be dis armed. Hitler, stalin, Mao, great britain and the queen tried. Who are going to protect us from the criminals with illegal guns. Only the US American citizen with the 2 nd amendment right to bare arms guarateed by the US constitution

Coolhandluke @ 4/3/2013 2:46 PM

Man, this country is really starting to suck!

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