NRA insists Florida school mass-shooting caused by ‘dangerous lack of guns’

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17 deaths in a Florida school could have been averted had there been more guns among pupils and teachers, the National Rifle Association insisted today.

Authorities say Nikolas Cruz killed at least 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, but would not have been able to do so if more schoolgoers had been armed.

Responding to a question from a journalist, NRA spokesperson Wayne LaPierre said that those in the school would have been unharmed had some inside just opened fire first.

“The fact is that had the teachers been armed, they could have seen a weird guy approaching and shot him in the face, then perhaps again in the belly or in the testis,” he told the gathered press.

“Then other students could have joined in, shooting from the cover of their desks, or behind the bookcases, with a mix of small arms and rifles.

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“This whole incident would have been defused in a flash.”

The President has backed the NRA’s calls for guns to be more freely available in public places, to avoid such tragedies happening again.

“The Liberal media would have you believe that we should try and prevent our children from defending themselves using guns, landmines and grenades,” said a White House spokesperson.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard with to make it incredibly straightforward to get a gun, so more people should take advantage of their availability.

“Nikolas Cruz was clearly too unstable to be handling a firearm as powerful as the one he used, yet he had no trouble acquiring both it and the ammunition required to shoot people at his old school.

“It’s a doddle, honest.”