National Rifle Association of America

Kids lead the way on needed law changes

We should be proud of the school children who provide leadership in getting our U.S. representatives to act intelligently on gun laws. I hope that we wiser and older adults show enough wisdom to follow them and act responsibly.

As to arming teachers or providing armed vigilantes in schools, everyone should be aware that local and state laws cannot protect anyone other than a policeman from shooting or shooting at a suspected perpetrator. The U.S. Constitution provides that every suspected criminal is to be tried; a federal prosecutor is obliged to charge anyone violating federal law; a compelling defense might or might not be mounted.

Also, someone intent on killing will shoot...