NRA calling on Congress for armed security at schools
Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - On Friday, the National Rifle Association held a press conference where its CEO Wayne LaPierre responded to the Connecticut shooting.
"I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever means necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation --and to do it now," he said.
Among his remarks, are that laws creating Gun-Free School Zones attract killers.
He also said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
"Why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president of our country, or our police, but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools?" he said.
Patricia Maisch, a January 8th survivor says that's just not realistic.
"Is he going to have highly trained SWAT officers at school, how is much is that going to cost, why don't we do something to try to keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people, instead of trying to protect us from dangerous people," she said.
LaPierre's speech was interrupted twice by protestors who held up one sign that read 'NRA BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.'"
The group also blamed the Hollywood, media and our culture.
"If the European countries get our same movies,all around the world they watch our movies, we are the only civilized western culture that has the kind of mayhem that we have," said Maisch.