NRA CEO Criticizes Bloomberg on Gun Policies

LaPierre says "the mayor's buddies" can get permits, but others who need protection can't

Sunday, Dec 23, 2012  |  Updated 3:52 PM EDT
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NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School, Blames Culture of Violence for Shootings

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NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School, Blames Culture of Violence for Shootings

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," says Wayne LaPierre, NRA's executive vice president. News 4's Marc Santia reports.
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The National Rifle Association's CEO is lambasting Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a continuing exchange of criticisms after the Connecticut school shootings.
 
NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre suggested Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that gun permit practices favor the well-connected over "the average guy" in New York City.

  LaPierre says "the mayor's buddies" can get permits, but others who need protection can't. He didn't name anyone specifically.
 
A Bloomberg spokesman says New York's stringent gun laws have greatly helped reduce crime. He says LaPierre's remarks ``show his stark disconnect from reality.''
 
Bloomberg has long advocated for tougher national gun laws, and he and NRA leaders have had plenty of harsh words for each other over the years. The spotlight on both has intensified since last week's massacre.

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