BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Rifle Association said it wants to see armed guards in every school.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA.
The polarizing comment was made in response to last week's deadly shooting rampage in Newtown, CT.
The NRA's position drew mixed comments from people in the Baton Rouge area.
"I don't really think an armed guard is going to do that much good, because I think if somebody wants to get into the school, they're going to get into it," said one man.
"I don't think there should be an armed guard standing right there, but I do think that they should have some type of protective measures for the children," added a woman.
"I guess it's necessary sometimes, especially with the recent stuff that's been going on," said another woman. "I know at my high school I had a policeman on staff. I guess it just adds to the level of security."
"I think it's a school by school basis," said a second man. "My wife's a teacher and I don't think having more guns at schools is really going to solve the problem."
No one from the NRA took questions.