Vice President Biden & NRA Discuss Gun Violence
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 14, 2013 @ 10:11AM
Created on January 13, 2013 @ 6:22PM
This past week Vice President Joe Biden has been meeting with all different types of groups like hunters, video game experts, and the National Rifle Association. Biden met with the NRA last Thursday and it didn't quite go as planned.
Biden and the NRA are not exactly on the same page. After Thursday's meeting, Biden said it was productive while representatives from the NRA thought it was completely one sided. Members said they were "disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment." Biden said there is "no silver bullet" to stop gun violence.
5 News went to Harrison County Sunday to see what you thought about the current battle.
"I think people need to respect the guns. "You need to respect everything you do with them because they are a deadly weapon. They're not a toy. I don't think they need to be banned. There should just be some restrictions,"said Christopher Poling, Taylor County Resident.
One solution the NRA was discussing was putting armed guards in schools, but how do students and teachers feel about that?
"It'd be weird because I wouldn't want some weird guy standing there with a gun," said Hanna Davis, Randolph County Resident.
"I think it would be a good idea or a security guard or somebody there you'd have a better chance of stopping the gunman if they would happen to come into your school," said Kenny Holden, Lewis County Resident.
One woman 5 News spoke with is a teacher in Harrison County and she said, "I like that solution because a school is suppose to be a safe and comfortable environment. If you add armed guards, cameras, and potentially bars on your windows it takes away from the school atmosphere. Plus if someone wants to get it, they'll get in."
On Tuesday Vice President Joe Biden will be presenting his recommendations on the gun control issue to President Obama.
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