On Friday National Rifle Association CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, in a statement to the press, hit back against calls for stricter gun laws that have been raised since the Sandy Hook shooting, arguing that “gun-free’” zones actually made schools less safe by inviting armed criminals. He called for an armed police officer or guard to be placed inside every elementary, middle and high school in the United States.
Nikitchyuk criticized the proposal. “Do you really want to have a shootout like in O.K. Corral in our schools?” he told CBS News.
The point that LaPierre was making is that the shooting would not have happened if there was armed security. Shooters go after gun-free zones because they know that they can do a lot of damage. Apparently Nikitchyuk feels that what happened at Sandy Hook is better than facing the very unlikely possibility of a gunfire exchange.
If Sandy Hook Elementary School had an armed policemen two weeks ago, 26 people would almost certainly still be alive. This should be obvious to even the most disordered mind.