When Adam Lanza murdered 26 people, including 20 children and six teachers, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he caused the third-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history.
Though President Barack Obama signed 23 executive orders, all legislative efforts to enact gun control were voted down by Republican lawmakers in Congress.
Since the Sandy Hook massacre, there have been 1,399 more mass shootings, resulting in the deaths of 1,564 people and the wounding of 5,515 people.
One week after the Sandy Hook massacre, the executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, blamed the massacre on gun-free schools, the media, music videos, video games and Hollywood films.
LaPierre’s solution is to put armed guards in every American school though an armed guard did not stop the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
LaPierre often says idiotic things. In 1995 he described federal agents as “jack-booted government thugs” who wear “Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms.” Former President George H. W. Bush was so incensed by the statement that he resigned his NRA life membership.
Unfortunately, as the NRA is the most powerful lobbyist group in America, Wayne LaPierre is a Significant Arsehair.