NRA Calls for Armed Police Officers in Every School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings."

The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.

The group's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference that, quote, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Jan Ellis, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education, says the department hasn't taken a position on armed guards in schools and that school safety decisions are made at the local level.

Read the complete transcript of the NRA press conference.


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