The National Rifle Association broke their silence on the gun debate that has grown since the deadly shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.
In a press conference on Friday the CEO of the NRA offered suggestions for preventing future tragedies.
Executive Director Wayne Lapierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun! I call on congress today to take any means necessary to immediately put armed security into every school in the nation.”
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass doesn’t agree with the NRA.
Glass told Channel 13, “We have no proposal for armed guards in schools, and we do not intend to pursue one. If we are to put armed guards in our schools, then those individuals need to be certified and specially trained for these roles. The best approach to making our schools safer is through thoughtful, rational discussion followed by decisions that are in the best interests of children and the education professionals who serve them.”