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An NRA news conference - the first held by the association since the Newtown school shootings - was disrupted by two separate protests:
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne Lapierre told a news conference that "violent" video games was one of the reasons behind acts of violence and that a child growing up in the US witnesses "16,000 murders" by the time they reach 18-years-old.
Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson will head up the National Rifle Association's 'National School Shield programme,' which the association says will help school security, it was announced at today's news conference.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for armed police officers and other security measures at every school in the United States.
He said: "The NRA is going to bring all its knowledge, all its dedication and all its resources to develop a model National School Shield emergency response programme for every school in America that wants it."
NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre has told a news conference that lives could have been saved at Sandy Hook Elementary School if security at the school had been armed.
He also told reporters: "The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has told a news conference that "now is the time to speak about protecting American children.
Speaking for the first time since the Sandy Hook school shootings, he told reporters federal gun prosecutions have decreased and the media promotes violence through video games, adding that the media also demonises lawful gun owners.
A second protester unfurled a banner stating 'NRA Blood On Your Hands' during a National Rifle Association press conference being held after the Sandy Hook school shootings.
National Rifle Association President David Keene says the NRA has been discussing all of the the various options available to protect our children at a news conference, after the Newtown school shootings.
A protester unfurled a banner stating 'NRA Killing Our Kids' during a National Rifle Association press conference being held after the Sandy Hook school shootings.
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As the NRA calls for armed police in schools following the Newtown shootings, it seems the battle over the right to bear arms has begun.