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The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," Wayne LaPierre, the group's top lobbyist, said at a Washington news conference. He criticized the media and violent video games for selling violence, and also appeared to suggest at one point that the country needed an active database of the mentally ill. The press conference was twice interrupted by protesters. One man had a sign that said “NRA Killing Our Kids.” Another woman was led out of the room later while chanting, “the NRA has blood on its hands” and “ban assault weapons now.”
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