Jul 30, 2014

NRA Speech Draws Mixed Reactions from Levittown Residents

NRA Speech Draws Mixed Reactions from Levittown Residents
In a Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its week-long silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for armed security guards in every school across the country.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre  called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Do Levittown and Island Trees need armed security guards? This question drew mixed reactions from Levittown Patch Facebook users:

Suzanne Geddes Mallozzi - "Trying to divert the blame away from themselves. No, Levittown doesn't need guns, parents need to stop with the entitlements , saying "not my child" and start taking responsibility for what their children do!"

Aj Rydberg  - "Why not we have tons of military coming home to no jobs ....armed guards are paid to protect our money to and from banks ..why not have one protect our kids?"

Scott Brindisi - "We have armed guards at Walmart protecting merchandise why would we not want to at least put a deterrent in the schools. Is it such an outrageous idea?"

David MacDonald  - "do we REALLY want our schools to be like prisons? What sort of country are we that we need armed guards at our schools."

How do you feel about the NRA's suggestion of having armed security guards at schools? Tell us in the comments below.

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