Top US gun lobby wants armed officers in schools; protesters disrupt announcement
Josh Nelson, campaign manager, CREDO Mobile, centre, speaks after his group was denied entrance to the Williard InterContinental Hotel where they wanted to deliver a petition to the National Rifle Association calling for the NRA to get out of the way of gun control, as the NRA is having a news conference in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP / Cliff Owen)
Published Friday, December 21, 2012 11:55AM CST
WASHINGTON - The most powerful gun-rights lobby in the U.S. says it wants to address gun violence by having an armed police officer in every school in the country.
Friday's comments by the National Rifle Association come exactly a week after a gunman killed 26 people at a Connecticut school, including 20 children ages 6 and 7.
The NRA's executive vice-president, Wayne LaPierre, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
At least two protesters broke up his announcement. One man held up a large red banner that said "NRA killing our kids."