SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California’s senior U.S. Senator is one of many local lawmakers who denounced the National Rifle Association’s call for armed police officers in every school on Friday.
Senator Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer as well as other local leaders have said the NRA, which held a news conference in response to the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has it all wrong when it comes to preventing school massacres.
California’s leaders remain focused on enacting a new, federal ban on the kinds of weapons used in the Newtown massacre.
The NRA’s news conference held in Washington with the organization’s head, Wayne LaPierre, was interrupted by veteran protesters from the Bay Area’s Code Pink. They could be heard shouting, “NRA has blood on its hands” and “Shame on the NRA!”