The caption reads: “We believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America’s schools. Period.” It is credited to Wayne LaPierre in 1999, the current head of the National Rifle Association, and seems to be an image created by gun control advocacy group Everytown.

Did the head of the NRA oppose guns in schools in 1999?

  • Find a reliable source for this quote. As always, be prepared to say why it is reliable compared to other sources.
  • Contextualize the quote. Does it mean what we think it does here? Would the 1999 NRA have been opposed to arming teachers? School resource officers?