The National Rifle Association ended its week-long silence following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, saying today that the answer to stopping school violence is posting armed guards at every campus. In a widely anticipated news conference, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said tougher gun laws won’t stem violence in our society. California State Senator Kevin de Leon listened in. De Leon, who has introduced legislation this year to create ammunition licenses in California and has long fought for stricter gun laws, tells KCRW that LaPierre and the NRA is moving further away from the American mainstream on firearms issues.
State Sen. Kevin de Leon talks gun control and the NRA
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