This is the second survey about guns in the community from Brookline High School teacher Elon Fischer.
Elon Fischer released a second survey on access to guns in the community. With 119 people taking his survey on guns in Brookline Public Schools as an initial test for responses, Fischer released a new one on access and availability, asking if there are guns in your home, and what percentage of Brookline homes have guns in them. Take the time to take this survey and get involved in the on going dialog. Here’s how you can join the conversation: “We’re eager to see if it can work—that is, if this might be a way to hold a meaningful conversation about a crucial public issue, a conversation that will engage the thoughtful students and adults of the Brookline community,” Fischer writes.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family, our …