Philadelphia mayor: NRA plan a "dumb-ass idea"

Count the mayor against any plan for armed guards in schools

By Salon Staff
December 27, 2012 12:33AM (UTC)
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The mayor of Philadelphia has some straight talk for the NRA.

On MSNBC, he said the group's post-Newtown plan to put armed guards in schools is a "dumb-ass idea."

Mayor Michael Nutter said that the ludicrousness of the argument was underscored when a gunman shot and killed two firefighters in upstate New York.


"I guess that Mr. LaPierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. I think it just shows that that was a completely dumb-ass idea from the start,” Nutter said. “We need to ban assault weapons. We need to ban the high capacity clips and magazines. We need serious background information system upgrade.”

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