National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre believes that the Democrats are exploiting the Parkland shooting incident for political purposes.In a speech that he made at the Conservative Political Action Conference, LaPierre asked for an increase in school security, criticized the FBI's "rogue" leadership, and attacked the Democrats for encouraging a "socialist" agenda.
NBC News reported that LaPierre's statements came the day after President Donald Trump and his company established plans to curb mass shootings by scaling up the national background-check system, upgrading the age for buying weapons to 21, and permitting some teachers and school officials to possess firearms on campuses.
Meanwhile, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch observed that race and ratings were the catalysts that prompted major media establishments to cover mass shootings, while LaPierre supported Loesch's statement by saying that NRA's critics hate the group, the Second Amendment, and the individual freedom.
Vice President Mike Pence said that Americans "mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve", and he also lauded the president's call for the Congress to fortify its background checks and for government regulators to limit bump stocks that can hasten semi-automatic weapon fire.
The vice president mentioned that he is praying for God's wisdom that all authority figures will be able to find a way to come together with American solutions to deal with this evil and expressed that the shooting aftermath was triggered at a time when America has been dealing with too much division and anger.