Wayne LaPierre

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    National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at this morning’s news conference in Washington, D.C.
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    Only ‘A Good Guy With A Gun’ Can Stop School Shootings, NRA Says

    by MARK MEMMOTT

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/21/167785169/live-blog-nra-news-conference

    Saying that last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., could have been prevented or stopped if there had been armed, trained security personnel on site, officials of the National Rifle Association on Friday called for Congress to appropriate funds to put police officers in every American school.

    “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA’s executive vice president.

    The NRA also said it is launching a “National School Shield” training program to help — at no cost — schools train security personnel and develop security plans.

    And, NRA officials blamed the news media for focusing on what they view as the wrong issue — guns — rather than violent video games and the nation’s mental health care programs.

    The event was briefly interrupted twice by individuals who stood up with banners and shouted that the NRA has “blood on its hands” and is “killing our kids.”

    It was the organization’s first lengthy response to the attack that left 20 school children and six adults dead at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, which has reignited a national debate over whether gun laws need to be tightened. LaPierre and others who spoke gave no indication they favor any such actions.

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