NSA head criticized calls for tightening gun control

Law enforcement and legislators call for stricter gun laws and mental health care expansion

Wayne Lapierre speaks at the annual Conference of Conservative Political Action

National Rifle Association chief Wayne Lapierre on Thursday criticized supporters of tightening gun controls, saying it would not help prevent attacks like the recent Florida school massacre, but called for increased enforcement of current laws, including introducing armed guards in schools.

“Schools should be the best secured facilities in the country. We must immediately fight back the evil with all the necessary strength to protect our children, ”said Lapierre, speaking for the first time in public commenting on the tragedy at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida..

Lapierre, who heads one of the most influential lobbying organizations in the country, spoke out strongly in defense of current gun legislation, speaking at a conservative conference in the suburbs of Washington, which is attended by thousands of conservative politicians, strategists and activists..

Lapierre criticized the “democratic socialists” for calling for tighter arms controls and said the country would face negative consequences if they won seats in state legislatures and Congress..

“Our American freedoms may be lost, and our country will change forever, and in the first place we will lose the second amendment to the Constitution,” he said..

Lapierre did not mention the surviving students at the Parkland school, which sparked an unprecedented wave of youth protests calling for tighter gun control that swept across the country..

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US Vice President Mike Pence also spoke at the conference and will be addressed by President Trump on Friday..

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