May 22, 2018

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch on Tuesday argued that taxpayer money intended for women’s health services should be used to stop school shootings.

During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Loesch praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for reacting to the shooting at Santa Fe High School by proposing measures that do not include gun safety legislation.

“This is what I think everyone who has children in schools need to realize,” Loesch said. “I talked to teachers in Broward County at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school, they had a Secret Service member do a security assessment two months before [the mass shooting]. None of those things were put into place.”

“We need to make sure that we’re funding security measures,” she continued. “How about we take the half a billion dollars from Planned Parenthood and redirect that into making sure that our schools are secure and that we have armed security and that we have metal detectors?”

Loesch asserted that “teachers are very talented people” and should be allowed to bring guns to school.

“They can teach our students and they can defend their own lives,” she insisted. “And heaven forbid, if all else fails, defend the lives of students.”

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