Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
Mayor Emanuel has released a fiery statement denouncing the National Rifle Association for advocating armed police in about every school.
Rahm Emanuel prepared an unusually strong statement, even by his standards.
“It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA would choose to address gun violence not by taking assault weapons off our streets, but by adding more guns to our schools, " the mayor said in a statement.
The statement went on to say "that is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children. People across this country, from small towns to big cities, are united and ready to pass common-sense gun control legislation.”
The mayor says the time has come for the NRA to get on board or get out of the way.
It’s worth noting that for many years, many Chicago high schools have had armed police and metal detectors.
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