A man interrupted and confronted anti-gun demonstrators gathered near the NRA building in Washington, D.C. on Monday by yelling “Arm the teachers! Arm the principals!”
Larry Ward told MyFoxDC that he is a father of two young children; he confronted the protesters on the street and argued kids may be safer if school officials were armed.
“This principal in the school tried to defend the children and was killed for it,” Ward said. “But if the principal tried to defend the children with a gun, perhaps (she) could have saved many lives.”
Anti-gun activists began campaigns and demonstrations to pressure Washington to adopt stricter gun control laws after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
According to MxFoxDC, demonstrators gathered near the NRA building in Washington, D.C. and shouted “Shame on the NRA,” “Today, we say enough,” and “We are here to urge the NRA lobbyists to stand down and allow Congress to pass common sense gun laws that will reduce gun deaths and tragic shootings.”
Gayle Fleming, a protester, said this was her first anti-gun rally and would not be her last.
“And obviously it was just the amazing horror of 20 little children (murdered) that was my motivation,” she said.
Anti-gun demonstrators have also gathered every Monday in front of the White House since the Aurora, CO theater shooting.