NRA: Movies, video games and music have caused culture of violence

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TOM CURRY, NBC NEWS — The National Rifle Association (NRA) went on the record this morning for the first time since last week’s Newtown, CT school shooting to defend guns in the U.S., saying “the thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

The politics of gun control and ownership have been an extremely hot topic this week in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. As what has become typical in American politics, the gun control topic has seemingly fiercely divided much of the country into two camps: those who want assault rifles/weapons banned and those who lean more into the “people kill people, not guns” arena. That may be a gross oversimplification, but it highlights the arguments currently in progress.

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NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre  advocated for armed officers in every school in America while directly trouncing the media for creating a culture of violence through its music, movies and video games, stating “I call on Congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”

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