"The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” was said by National Rifle Association executive vice president and chief executive officer Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 10, 2011. The saying is not an official NRA slogan.
It’s not clear if the NRA’s LaPierre coined the saying. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” was said by Nancy First, South Dakota coordinator of Second Amendment Sisters, in January 2008. “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” was said by the NRA’s Glen Caroline in February 2008.
Wikipedia: Wayne LaPierre
Wayne LaPierre (born November 8, 1948) is a US author and advocate of the right to keep and bear arms. He is best known for his position as the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association and for his criticism of gun control proponents.
Rapid City (SD) Journal
House panel OKs bill allowing guns on campuses
January 29, 2008 11:00 pm • Associated Press
Nancy First, South Dakota coordinator of Second Amendment Sisters, said a handgun is the best defense for a woman walking at night on a college campus or anywhere else.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” First said.
Valentine’s Day Massacre Courtesy of Legal Gun Owner
By Martha Rosenberg
2/16/2008 at 10:24:44
Still that didn’t stop the NRA’s Glen Caroline from expousing 100 percent citizen armament.
“The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he thundered to Republican women before news of the Dekalb massacre surfaced.
NBC News—First Read
11 Feb 2011 9:12am, EST
Guns don’t kill people, the government does: Issues-wise, the most provocative CPAC speech of the day came from the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. They were his first substantive comments on guns and gun control after the Arizona shootings, and it was a full-throated defense of NRA policies and ideology. “If Tucson taught us anything it taught us this: government failed,” he said, per CNN. “And when they tell you that a ban on assault weapons can make you safer, don’t you buy it, not one second, because it’s a lie. Their laws don’t work; their lies aren’t true. By its laws and lies and lack of enforcement, government policies are getting us killed.” He also said: “The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Tucson (AZ) News Now
NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Government policies are getting us killed’
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Updated: Feb 18, 2011 3:02 PM CST
WASHINGTON (CBSNews)—National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre harshly criticized gun control advocates, the Obama administration and members of the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, arguing that they are lying when they say bans on certain firearms or ammunition clips will protect Americans.
“Good guys carrying guns can and do make a difference,” he said, adding that “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” LaPierre argued that everyone is safer when bad people “can’t tell the difference between the lions and the lambs.”
Washington (DC) Post
The NRA’s simplistic response to Newtown: ‘Good guy with a gun’
By Editorial Board,December 21, 2012
AFTER THE NEWTOWN, Conn., massacre, the National Rifle Association promised to “offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again.” Friday, the gun owners and manufacturers lobby called for stationing an armed guard in every school in the country. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said the organization’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre. “Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away?”
Target Audiences of Gun-Control Ad War Reveal Each Side’s Strategy
President Takes Message to People, While NRA Goes for Base--and Politicians
By: Ana Radelat Published: February 06, 2013
The NRA has adopted a different strategy. It’s messaging includes a hard-line stance against any change in federal gun laws, an insistence the Second Amendment is in peril and a call to arm school teachers and school guards. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre summarizes the gun-rights stance with a slogan “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”
The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
Published February 23, 2013, 10:52 AM
SD Senate panel approves bill on arming teachers
The State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to send the bill to the full Senate after supporters said it could help prevent tragedies like December’s grade school shooting Connecticut, particularly in rural schools that don’t have a police presence.
By: Chet Brokaw, The Associated Press
PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would allow South Dakota school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns was narrowly endorsed by a Senate committee Friday.
“If we think we’re immune in South Dakota from school violence, we should probably think again,” the former Rapid City police chief said. “As trite as it sounds, the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
(Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City—ed.)
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