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 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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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.