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

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

Authorities say the shooter killed at least 21 people at the school in Uvalde, Texas, 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.”

Presidential hopeful and all round awful human being, Ted Cruz, 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 Cruz.

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

“The teenage perpetrator in this crime was clearly too unstable to be handling firearms as powerful as the ones he used, yet he had absolutely no trouble acquiring both the weapons and the ammunition required to shoot people at this school.

“It’s a doddle, honest.”

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