The head of the NRA has voiced his support for President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers trained to carry concealed guns.
Wayne LaPierre made the remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) following a school shooting that left 17 people dead.
“We must immediately harden our schools,” he said.
Mr Trump had suggested arming teachers during a listening session on Wednesday and tweeted about it before the speech.
Mr Trump also said on Thursday he would push for national background checks for persons with mental health issues, which Mr LaPierre later echoed at the conference.
“No one on the prohibited persons list should ever have access to a firearm. No killer. No felon. No drug dealer. And anyone adjudicated as mentally incompetent or dangerous to society should be prevented from getting a gun,” Mr LaPierre said.