Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely of...

Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely off the mark'

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Rick Jervis, USA TODAY6:26p.m. EST December 21, 2012

Timing of the announcement one week after shooting sparks criticism

Newtown resident Betsy Paynterwatched 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.

The fact that the NRA announced it will be supporting an initiative to put more armed guards in school just an hour after the embattled community observed a moment of silence for the dead showed poor taste, Paynter said.

NRA: All schools should have armed security guards

MORE: Full coverage of debate over guns in America

STORY: NRA plan would overhaul security in most schools

Even before the press conference ended, Facebook posts by Newtown residents were starting to appear criticizing the NRA's timing and announcement, she said.

"You can't get any more rude than that," she said. "It's really ugly."

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 8, 2013
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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Jan 8, 2013
Maybe this is closer to the "mark" than banning guns or arming teachers.

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 8, 2013
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Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Jan 8, 2013
Maybe you're trying another way to pass the buck....

Pretty sad, you play games, while folks bury their dead family members...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Jan 8, 2013
Maybe the terminally Slewpid are just incapable of seeing the big picture.
Amused SLew

Seattle, WA

#8 Jan 8, 2013
A guy who makes up words will lead us ??? Poor cantgetitup, grow up...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Amused SLew wrote:
A guy who makes up words will lead us ??? Poor cantgetitup, grow up...
He could put that word in the urban dictionary, after all, that is a trusted source for many of your own arguments.

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An idiot, dolt, someone who talks incessantly about things they are completely wrong about.

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or

Wow, that Rush Limbaugh is a real slewsie.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 8, 2013
Odd, that's not where you said I found it...Were you LYING ??? LMAOROTFU~! ALWAYS !!!!

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Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 12, 2013
Rick Jervis, USA TODAY6:26p.m. EST December 21, 2012

Timing of the announcement one week after shooting sparks criticism

Newtown resident Betsy Paynterwatched 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.

The fact that the NRA announced it will be supporting an initiative to put more armed guards in school just an hour after the embattled community observed a moment of silence for the dead showed poor taste, Paynter said.

NRA: All schools should have armed security guards

MORE: Full coverage of debate over guns in America

STORY: NRA plan would overhaul security in most schools

Even before the press conference ended, Facebook posts by Newtown residents were starting to appear criticizing the NRA's timing and announcement, she said.

"You can't get any more rude than that," she said. "It's really ugly."

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