The Washington Post reports:
In his first extensive public remarks since the mass shooting at a Connecticut school last Friday, the head of National Rifle Association on Friday called for schools to be armed with police officers in an effort to curb violent outbreaks akin to the Connecticut shooting.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said at a press conference in Washington. LaPierre also called on Congress to act immediately ”to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation.”
LaPierre was interrupted twice by gun-control protesters; one held up a sign that read: “NRA Killing Our Kids.”
“Politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, they issue press releases bragging about them … in doing so they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk,” said LaPierre, the head of the nation’s largest gun rights group.