NRA calls for armed officers at all schools to prevent violence
WASHINGTON — Guns and police officers in all American schools are what’s needed to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings,” the National Rifle Association declared Friday, taking a no-retreat stance in the face of growing calls for gun control after the Connecticut shootings that claimed the lives of 26 children and school staff members.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive officer.
Some members of Congress who had opposed gun-control proposals have begun to suggest some concessions could be made, and a fierce debate over legislation seems likely next month. President Barack Obama has demanded “real action, right now.”
The nation’s largest gunrights lobby broke its weeklong silence on the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School with a defiant presentation. The event was billed as a news conference, but NRA leaders took no questions. Twice, they were interrupted by banner-waving protesters, who were removed by security.
LaPierre delivered a 25minute tirade against the
National Rifle Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre said Friday, ‘The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.’