(Madeleine Morgenstern) The National Rifle Association on Friday called on Congress to act immediately to place armed police officers in every school by the time students return to class in January.
Publicly addressing the media for the first time since last week’s horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the question is “how do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?"
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he said. “Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away, or a minute away?”
LaPierre said Congress must appropriate whatever funding is necessary to put armed security in every school in the country before students return from the holidays, and before “we engage in any lengthy debate over legislation, regulation or anything else.”
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