The NRA — a political advocacy organization — currently argues that the correct response to school shootings is arming teachers and school personnel. In light of that position, a pro-gun control organization called Everytown circulated the following graphic:
"We believe in absolutely gun-free, zero tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America's schools period." - Wayne LaPierre
If NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said that in 1999, it looks like a dramatic change in approach.
Find the source of the quote, and read it in it's original context. For this one, do not stop at a fact-checker, but track the quote all the way to the transcript of the C-Span video where he said it.
Do you feel this portrayal of a major shift in policy is fair? Why or why not?
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