NRA’s LaPierre calls for more armed guards after Navy Yard shooting

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In his first television interview since last week’s shooting in Washington, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre tells NBC’s Meet The Press there should be more armed guards.

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NRA courts women: Pink rifles, concealed carry purses on display at convention

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HOUSTON — At this weekend’s National Rifle Association Convention, Carrie Bradshaw met Annie Oakley.

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'Stand and fight': NRA sets sights on election

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The National Rifle Association is calling its members to arms for what they say is the next battle in a prolonged war to protect gun rights: the 2014 congressional elections.

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Republican politicians pay tribute to NRA clout at annual meeting

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In an indicator of the continued influence of the nation’s largest gun-owners’ group, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and other Republican politicians addressed the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston Friday, celebrating the defeat of gun legislation in the Senate, assailing the media, and offering a strong defense of the powerful lobbying organization.

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NRA unveils ‘School Shield’ recommendations

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The NRA-backed National School Shield program on Tuesday unveiled recommendations to protect schools from instances of violence, including a model program to train and enable school personnel to carry firearms.

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Giffords: ‘Too many children are dying … you must act’

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ words during a brief opening statement at a Senate hearing on gun violence were careful, slow and deliberate.

But they were firm: “Too ma-ny child-den are dy-ing,” she said Wednesday, breaking up the syllables during her testimony to open a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun laws.

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NRA head: Controversial ad ‘wasn’t about the president’s daughters’

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The president of the National Rifle Association defended his organization’s use of President Obama’s children in a web ad about armed guards at schools, insisting Thursday “it wasn’t about the president’s daughters.”

The video is aimed at anyone critical of the NRA and skeptical of the organization’s proposal of how to make schools safer, David Keene told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

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NRA ad brings Obama kids into gun debate

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The National Rifle Association has posted a new video on its website calling President Obama “an elitist hypocrite” for dismissing the group’s suggestion to put armed guards in schools while his own daughters have Secret Service protection.

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NRA to attend White House meetings on guns

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Obama administration officials will meet with the National Rifle Association Thursday, “one of the many” gun-rights advocacy groups that will attend a series of events at the White House, according to White House officials.

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NRA chief: If putting armed police in schools is crazy, ‘then call me crazy’

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On NBC’s Meet the Press, National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre on Sunday refused to support new gun control legislation and maintained his support for putting armed guards and police in schools in response to the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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Armed guards, locked entryways, cameras: Schools seek security after Sandy Hook

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The NRA’s call to put armed police officers in every public school in America has further intensified the debate over how to protect our nation’s children in class, with some districts saying they’re preparing to take just that action and other educators cautioning that doing so sends the wrong message about education.

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Defiant NRA leader rejects gun controls, asks to put police in schools

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization’s first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.