NRA stands by call for armed school guards

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is standing by its call to have armed guards positioned in U.S. schools in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is standing by

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is standing by its call to have armed guards positioned in U.S. schools in the wake of the Newtown massacre. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is standing by its call to have armed guards positioned in U.S. schools in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

Appearing on NBC's 'Meet the Press,' Wayne LaPierre, executive VP and CEO of the NRA, said any new efforts by Congress to regulate guns or ammunition would not prevent mass shootings.

"I'm telling you what I think will make people safe and what every mom and dad will make them feel better," said LaPierre. "When they drop their kid off in school in January, if we have a police officer in that school, a good guy, that if some horrible monster tries to do something, they'll be there to protect them. "

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the NRA blames everything but guns for the nation's mass shootings.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An oil truck struck and killed a woman 1 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 3 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
Interviews on political campaign ads 4 Interviews on political campaign ads
What was once a vacant lot at the 5 Construction underway for Tremont affordable housing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE