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NRA to launch a 'National School Shield' programme

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.

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson. Credit: RTV

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: 'Necessary to put armed police in every school'

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"With all the foreign aid … with all the money in federal budget … can't we afford to put a police officer in every school?" #NRA

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I call on Congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed Police officers in every school #NRA

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NRA: 'Media demonises lawful gun owners'

NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has told a news conference that "now is the time to speak about protecting American children.

NRA executive vice president Wayne Lapierre. Credit: RTV

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.

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