Article posted: 1/29/2013 1:58 PM

NRA says more gun control not a serious proposal

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National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the country must focus on boosting security at schools, enforcing existing gun laws and taking more steps to deny guns to people with mental illnesses.

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Banning some assault weapons and requiring background checks for all firearms purchases aren't a serious attempt to reduce gun violence, a top National Rifle Association official warned Tuesday as Congress geared up for the year's first hearing on the subject.
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