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Clinton and the NRA propose the same policy?

Posted on: December 30, 2012

I have real problems with the expensive program of putting uniformed guards in schools. It is not only expensive, but, since the guards are readily identifiable, they would likely be the first targets in any attack. Still it is interesting to see how the proposal is greeted by the media depending on who makes it.

One-third of the nation’s elementary, middle and high schools reportedly already have armed security on campus. In 2000, President Clinton marked the one-year anniversary of Columbine by proposing a significant expansion of the government’s existing “COPS in Schools” program. Now that the National Rifle Association’s Mr. LaPierre has made a similar proposal, he is being ridiculed. Why?

Did Clinton’s proposal get this reaction from the media in 2000? Here is a list put together by Alex Pappas at the Daily Caller.

Continue reading at: John Lott

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