The National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre spoke to reporters in an appearance breaking a week of silence
one week to the day after gunman Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot 20 students, six adults then himself dead in Newtown. He had killed his mother before arriving at the school,CNN
The nation's most prominent gun rights lobby joins "the nation in horror, outrage and earnest prayer for the families" who "suffered such an incomprehensible loss" in Newtown, Connecticut, LaPierre said.
However, he said, schools remain a target by criminal gunmen because they are not protected by armed security the way other important institutions are.
According to the Globe and Mail
, LaPierre argued that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” and is calling to arm schools in America with police to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.“
He was interrupted twice by protesters shouting anti-NRA slogans and bearing banners in front of his podium, including one that said, "NRA killing our kids."