Barbara Boxer: NRA head ‘blamed everyone in sight — except his own organization’

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Rancho Mirage Democrat, speaks to citizens at the Mizell Senior Center about the need to preserve Medicare and Medicaid for seniors during a press conference Friday October 12, 2012. Michael Snyder, The Desert Sun.

Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks at an October news conference in Palm Springs. (Michael Snyder, The Desert Sun)

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Rancho Mirage Democrat, put out this statement on Friday morning’s NRA press conference:

“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.”

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre called for armed police officers to be put in every American school Friday. Read more and watch clips from the press conference here.