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 guarded by armed police.

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

He said school children are 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!

Memere December 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM
JWD, I'm sure that the police officer assigned to the high school does a whole lot more than sit in a back room playing solitaire all day. He would not be there if he was not needed and I'm sure the school staff greatly appreciates him being there. To make a comment such as you have made is very mean-spirited and ignorant considering what just happened in CT.
give me a break December 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM
police details should be paid for by the NRA
Growing more concerned by the day! December 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
OK... I'm open to broadening the stakeholders to Parents and Guardians. Anything more will dilute the debate and foster special interest and politics into something that is the ultimate choice of the people who put the safety of their children into the hands of others. I am a constitutional conservative who will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to my death. Because a select group is not invited to a venue to discuss ideas is not a denial of their right to free speech, it’s a proven technique to advance solutions to problems directly impacting core constituencies. There should be forum later in the process for public comment prior to the legislative process, there is where additional dialog can take place.
English first December 24, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Good one Taxed to death.
Steve December 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Yeah, this sounds about right in today’s “Don’t blame me” society: If you’re fat, sue McDonalds If you’re drunk, sue Anheuser Busch If you’re speeding, sue GM & Toyota If you smoke, sue the tobacco companies If you’re drinking too much Coke, sue Coke and then sue the 32oz. cup makers (two for one) If you shoot someone, sue the NRA and Smith & Wesson (two for one) Just remember, IT’S NOT MT FAULT! What a great society we’re living in now. Don’t blame me, it ain’t my fault right?


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