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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Rev. Jackson: Armed police in schools not answer

  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the National Rifle Association's call for armed police in schools is no solution to mass shootings.
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  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the National Rifle Association's call for armed police in schools is no solution to mass shootings.
    Jackson reacted Friday after the NRA's top lobbyist said armed police were the only way to stop another tragedy like last week's mass slaying at a Connecticut elementary, where a gunman killed 20 students and six teachers.
    Jackson says armed police officers "couldn't compete" with an attacker with an assault weapon, and that a ban on such weapons was needed.
    He says he's disappointed that the NRA "showed no remorse" and offered more guns as a solution. He says bearing arms for hunting or self-defense is different from carrying assault weapons.
    He says his Rainbow-Push Coalition will issue a call for marches outside gun shops nationwide this weekend.

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