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NRA: Put ‘Armed Police Officers’ in Every School

In a press conference held Friday morning, the head of the NRA called for armed police officers to guard our nations schools

During its first press conference since the Sandy Hook School shooting last Friday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for schools to be armed with police officers.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said NRA executive Wayne LaPierre.

LaPierre said school children defenseless "and the predators of the world know it and exploit it."

LaPierre urged Congress  ”to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation.

At least one Patch reader does not agree.

"We can't even afford teachers," said Mike Barbas on the Middletown Patch Facebook page.  "Good guys with guns is not the answer."

What do you think about the NRA's call for armed police officers in our schools? Tell us in the comments!

Albert Cabestany December 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
NRA's Executive officer, Wayne LaPierre, best explains the need for a volunter NRA program called, "Model Shield Safety", in our schools. You Tube Wayne LaPierre, it's worth the watch.
Bill Spooner December 22, 2012 at 01:42 PM
NRA more guns for everyone, what else would you expect from the NRA ! How about the NRA supporting a ban on semi-automic assault guns, do you really need this type of gun to go hunting ? Also 100 round clips... are you kidding me, why in the world would you need 100 bullets for hunting......the poor animals/humans don't have a chance.
Gordon December 22, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Just what the schools need. Armed volunteer vigilantes. How about a better teaching class that prepares kids for life in the real world of work and responsibility. If kids have a vested interest in their own futures and understand that this freedom we enjoy comes with responsibilities then maybe we all get a safer world.
Chowda Head December 22, 2012 at 06:11 PM
They guard WalMart - they can guard our children !
quiselia December 23, 2012 at 06:22 AM
I did not loose a child in that school tradegy. I can not say how that feels however I bet every parent that did loose a child at Sandy Hook Elemetary, or Virginia Tech, (and others) would agree with safer solutions as oppose to more guns.
Thomas Milburn December 23, 2012 at 05:46 PM
So, you are now attempting to place the blame on the need for better teachers? If you are going to make a foolish comment like this, make sure you put both your first and last name so everyone knows who is speaking.
Joe Sousa. December 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM
David Brock, Media Matters and gun control hypocrisy Friday, 17 February 2012 04:05 Written by John Lott David, say it isn't so! The news from the Daily Caller website is surprising: David Brock, the founder of Media Matters, had a personal assistant illegally publicly carry a concealed handgun in the District of Columbia in order "to protect Brock from threats.” Few organizations have declared their opposition to gun ownership or concealed carry laws as strongly as Media Matters. The group's opposition to guns has largely been a “scorched earth” approach, demonizing supporters of gun ownership and concealed handgun laws. Read the Full Story at Fox News
Naome Lixes December 24, 2012 at 01:04 PM
"What do you think? Is the NRA leveraging the tragedy in Newtown to push their own gun agenda? Or do you think the NRA is legitimately concerned about school saftey?" If it's not too much trouble, can we confine all responses to the original topic? There's plenty of bandwidth for Fox and other tabloids that print unsubstantiated rumor, elsewhere. My take on this? Anything that gets people to buy more guns is good for the NRA. I'm surprised they didn't launch a new app for your mobile device - "Where to get ammo when your high capacity mag runs dry..." It's pathetic, tone deaf and yet another example of a large corporate interest brushing aside a public concern under the guise of "freedoms". Guns are designed to kill, it's not complicated.

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