Bloomberg: 'NRA represents paranoid vision of US'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the National Rifle Association's call for armed guards in schools represents a paranoid vision of America, reports Associated Press.

He said Friday's press conference by the nation's largest gun lobby group was "a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country."

He added that the NRA lobbyists blame "everyone but themselves" for the crisis of gun violence. He says America must rise above and demand Congress and President Barack Obama work on reasonable gun restrictions.

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NRA armed police schools call

The CEO of US gun lobby the NRA has defended his comments after the Sandy Hook shootings. In his first TV interview since the tragedy, Wayne LaPierre repeated: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".