Dec. 23 - The head of the NRA head defends call for armed school guards in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The National Rifle Association takes aim at gun control. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre defends his call for armed guards in school in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE WAYNE LAPIERRE, SAYING: "If it is crazy to call for putting police and armed security in schools to protect our children, call me crazy. Renewed calls for gun control comes after 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down by Adam Lanza at a school shooting in Connecticut. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE WAYNE LAPIERRE, SAYING: "You know the Americans people, I know one thing about them, they value their freedom, and when the reality of the consequences of what the politicians in this town and the media and the elites want to do to their second amendment rights, and taken em away, I think what they have done historically, they will defend the freedom." In the Newtown shootings, the gunman used a military-style rifle and carried two handguns that were legally registered to his mother, who Lanza shot and killed before the massacre.