Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2012  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on Remarks by National Rifle Association Chief Wayne LaPierre  

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement on today’s remarks by National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre following last week’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:

“The head of the NRA blamed everyone in sight – except his own organization – for gun violence in America, and showed himself to be completely out of touch by ignoring the proliferation of weapons of war on our streets.

“The NRA is now calling for stronger security at our schools. They should endorse my legislation, which would fund security upgrades for schools and trained law enforcement personnel to protect our kids.

“In the days ahead, I will work for a comprehensive strategy, which includes sensible gun laws, a focus on mental health and school safety.”

This week, Senator Boxer introduced two new bills – the School Safety Enhancements Act and the Save Our Students Act – to strengthen security in our schools. For more information on Senator Boxer’s legislation, click here.