Statement from Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund

Response to National Rifle Association Proposal to Put Armed Police in Every School

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The predictably disgusting recommendation by the NRA to turn our schools into armed camps must be resoundingly rejected. The last thing our children and country need is more guns to kill more people and garner more profits for a gun industry that places profits ahead of child and public safety," said Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund immediately following the National Rifle Association's press conference today.

Learn more with our gun report and follow the conversation on Twitter #ProtectChildrenNotGuns.

The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

For More Information Contact:
Patti Hassler
Vice President of Communications and Outreach
202-662-3554 office

SOURCE Children's Defense Fund


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