Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, NRA Chief Executive, Wayne LaPierre, slammed gun control advocates, saying the “elites” in US society were not properly protecting children. "The elites don't care, not one wit about America's school system and school children. If they truly cared, what they would do is they would protect them. For them, it's not a safety issue. It's a political issue,” he said. “They care more about control and more of it.