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Rep. Gohmert's Idea to Arm Teachers Called 'Insane' By Brady Group

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 04:35 PM

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The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said at a press conference that Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert’s suggestion that teachers and principals be armed following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. is “insane,” reported Politico.

“There are 40 people behind me who would love to respond to that,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady group. “It’s insane . . . Think about what that’s saying. It’s saying the only answer to violence is more violence. The only answer to guns is more guns.”

Gohmert said Sunday that if the school’s principal had been armed, she may have been able to prevent some or all of the carnage that happened Friday.

"I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up and so when she heard gunshots . . . she takes his head off before he can hurt those kids," he said.

Disagreeing that more guns would solve the problem, Gross said that more weapons would only make scenes like the one at Sandy Hook worse, turning a massacre into a firefight with the potential to injure or kill even more people.

“I would hope the representative is held responsible for irresponsible statements like that,” Gross said.

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