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US gun lobby suggests police in schools

TIMING:While the NRA’s vice president in Washington spoke in favor of armed security in schools, Pennsylvania police shot dead a man who had killed three people

AFP, WASHINGTON

The New York Times, in an editorial yesterday, did not mince words, calling LaPierre’s remarks a “mendacious, delusional, almost deranged rant.”

One of the protesters, who attempted to drown out LaPierre’s statement, bore a banner reading “NRA kills our kids,” the other “NRA has blood on your hands.”

They were led away by security.

Hollywood stars, including Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, meanwhile recorded a video backing a campaign calling notably for a ban on assault weapons, as well as criminal background checks for every gun sold.

“Columbine. Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Fort Hood. Oak Creek. Newtown. Newtown. Newtown,” they intone in the black-and-white video, taking turns to list the names of the US’ worst gun massacres of recent years.

“How many more? How many more colleges? How many more classes? How many more movie theaters? How many more houses of faith? How many more shopping malls?” they add in the video on the “Demand a Plan” campaign Web site.

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