In the wake of the Newtown shooting, LaPierre bemoaned the fact kids aren't safe at school, in part because it takes police 15 to 20 minutes to respond to a deadly shooting like the one in Connecticut. But that's not true.
I am proud to be a schoolteacher, and I put the education and safety of the children who sit in my classes above all else. That being said, I am not going to carry a gun to my classroom, not now, not ever.
The NRA is the mouthpiece of gun manufacturers, not law-abiding sportswomen and men, so the group's leaders should be extremely careful about what they say. Silence would be better than making a divisive contribution to a delicate public policy debate gripping a nation in mourning.