Gun control debate shifts to hardening schools after Texas shooting

Gun control debate shifts to hardening schools after Texas shooting

© Getty Images Gun control once again dominated the spotlight on this week’s Sunday shows after a shooting at a Texas high school left 10 people dead on Friday. But unlike in most recent mass shootings, this week’s gun control debate shifted from the typical calls for banning weapons like the AR-15, which has been used in several mass shootings in the last year, to hardening schools against potential shooters. Guests on both sides of the gun debate suggested schools need increased protection from potential shooters, including incoming NRA President Oliver North and gun control advocate Mark Kelly . Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) who was shot in 2011 at a shooting in Tuscon, said that while schools “absolutely” need additional protections like metal detectors, lawmakers should focus primarily on preventing dangerous individuals from being able to obtain guns. “We should make it more difficult — I mean figure out a way to prevent people coming in the door with a firearm,” Kelly told “Fox News Sunday.” “At the same time, make sure that that irresponsible person can’t get the gun in the first place.” North, who the NRA tapped earlier this month to serve as its next president, also pushed for metal detectors in schools. North, however, blamed a culture of violence for the recent shootings. “The disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence,” North told “Fox News Sunday." “You’re […]

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