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NRA calls for armed school guards as U.S. mourns massacre

A protestor, holding up a sign, is removed by a security guard during a speech by Wayne LaPierre (unseen), executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A protestor, holding up a sign, is removed by a security guard during a speech by Wayne LaPierre (unseen), executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua...more

A protestor, holding up a sign, is removed by a security guard during a speech by Wayne LaPierre (unseen), executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy (C) stands with others on the steps of Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30 a.m. EDT for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy (C) stands with others on the steps of Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30 a.m. EDT for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in...more

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy (C) stands with others on the steps of Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30 a.m. EDT for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21,...more

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman stands in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman stands in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown,...more

A woman stands in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21,...more

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Sandy Hook Village firefighters observe a moment of silence near Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut December 21, 2012. Many Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre with a moment of silence on Friday, as a powerful U.S. gun rights lobbying group prepared to plunge into the national debate over gun control. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Sandy Hook Village firefighters observe a moment of silence near Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut December 21, 2012. Many Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre with a moment of silence on Friday,...more

Sandy Hook Village firefighters observe a moment of silence near Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut December 21, 2012. Many Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre with a moment of silence on Friday, as a powerful U.S. gun rights lobbying group prepared to plunge into the national debate over gun control. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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People stand in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People stand in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown,...more

People stand in driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21,...more

People stand in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy stands with others on the steps of the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy stands with others on the steps of the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the...more

Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy stands with others on the steps of the Edmond Town Hall in the center of Newtown, Connecticut during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man stands beneath an umbrella in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man stands beneath an umbrella in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown,...more

A man stands beneath an umbrella in a driving rain outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), leads a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, before a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), leads a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, before a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012....more

David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), leads a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, before a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A man prays as he stands with others outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man prays as he stands with others outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December...more

A man prays as he stands with others outside the Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am EDT for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People at the Blue Colony diner observe a moment of silence for victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner. Second row: (L-R) Jesse Lewis, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Charlotte Bacon, Chase Kowalski. Third row: (L-R) Daniel Barden, Jack Pinto, Catherine Hubbard, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler. Fourth row: (L-R) Grace McDonnell, James Mattioli, Avielle Richman, Madeleine Hsu, Allison Wyatt. REUTERS/Handout

Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker,...more

Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner. Second row: (L-R) Jesse Lewis, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Charlotte Bacon, Chase Kowalski. Third row: (L-R) Daniel Barden, Jack Pinto, Catherine Hubbard, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler. Fourth row: (L-R) Grace McDonnell, James Mattioli, Avielle Richman, Madeleine Hsu, Allison Wyatt. REUTERS/Handout
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