One week after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the most powerful gun organization in the country weighed in today with a call for armed guards at all the nation's schools.
The National Rifle Association had remained largely silent since last Friday's shooting, but called what it billed as a "major news conference" this morning in Washington.
11:24 a.m. The NRA is creating what is calling a "model school shield program" to help improve security at schools It will be lead by former Rep. Asa Hutchinson and will be made available to every school that wants it free of charge, LaPierre says.
11:21 a.m.LaPierre calls on Congress to immediately appropriate money to put armed officers in every school in America. The conversation on this idea has to start immediately. He says the NRA has 11,000 police training instructors willing to help out.
Do you agree? Should there be an armed police officer(s) in every school?