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Newtown parent backs NRA's call to arm schools
With Washington set to take up gun control next week, the National Rifle Association repeats its call for more weapons in schools.
The group produced a 225 page report in which it calls for hiring armed guards or training staffers in how to use a weapon.
The NRA says the measures would prevent a repeat of the Newton Connecticut Massacre and has the backing of a parent whose 6-year-old son was killed in the shooting.
"This is recommendations for solutions," said the victims father, Mark Mattioli. "Real solutions that will make our kids safer."
Asa Hutchinson from the NRA adds, "The presence of an armed security personnel in a school adds a layer of security and diminishes response time."
Critics on the other side of the gun control debate are already blasting the NRA proposal, saying putting guns in school will only make buildings more dangerous.