NRA Proposal Seeks Armed Personnel in Schools

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A study funded by the National Rifle Association released on Tuesday proposes that armed personnel be stationed in every U.S. school in response to December’s school massacre in Connecticut.
The proposal by the National School Shield Task Force also includes security accords between schools and law enforcement, an online safety assessment tool for schools, state safety standards and improved federal coordination for school safety.

Asa Hutchinson, the panel’s director, said having a trained and armed security officer or staff member in each school was a key element of the proposal.

“Obviously, we believe they will make a difference in the various layers that make up school safety,” Hutchinson, a former congressman, told a news conference held under unusually heavy security.
“This is not talking about all teachers. Teachers should teach.”

Security officers and staffers would need 40 to 60 hours of training that would cost $800 to $1,000 each.
While the NRA funded the 225-page, $1 million study, Hutchinson said his panel was fully independent. The 12-member task force included former Secret Service head Ralph Basham, police and security officers and five representatives from Phoenix RBT Solutions, a law enforcement training firm.

The NRA said it needed time to study the report and commended Hutchinson for his work. The NRA “is determined to continue to use every asset at its disposal to help make America’s children safe at school,” it said in a statement.

The report’s recommendations said the NRA could develop and carry out armed personnel training. Given school funding shortfalls, the National School Shield program also could step in with NRA backing to support safety programs.

The panel also called for adoption of a model state law for armed school staffers and a program to assess threats and support the mental health of students.

Read more at: yahoo news

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  • …And why not???

  • Michigan_REB

    As Obama said if it saves one kid’s life we need to try!

  • Rattlerjake

    There are plenty of retired veterans, that are looking for work, that would gladly patrol schools, and for a “meager” wage, especially if they received their weapons qual. and conceal permits free from the state.