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NRA presents 'School Shield Initiative' to Congress

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National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre waves off questions from the media as he walks by a video screen illustrating the NRA's proposed National School Shield, December 21, 2012, in Washington, DC, on the one week anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. The United States' most powerful pro-gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, called Friday for armed police or security guards to be deployed to every school in the country. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association has its own plan to prevent gun violence in schools. Shortly after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the NRA suggested armed guards in schools to protect students.

But that was just one piece in a bigger set of policy proposals made by an NRA taskforce, the bulk of which was presented to Congress earlier this morning. It's called the National School Shield Initiative.

Joining us for details is Robert Spitzer, NRA member, chair of the the political science department at the State University of New York-Cortland, and author of "The Politics of Gun Control." 

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