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NRA News Conference in Response to Newtown, CT Shooting

Washington, DC
Friday, December 21, 2012

NRA Executive Vice President & CEO, Wayne LaPierre is calling for armed police officers in every school following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut one week ago today. In remarks Friday to the press in Washington, LaPierre said, “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

The pro-gun organization also announced it is developing a National School Shield Emergency Response Program. It will be headed up by Former DEA Director and Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson.

The NRA has 4 million members while 118 million people voted in the last election.  The group is often cited as a lobbying force in Washington.

Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2:18pm (ET)

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