Many Philly school, union and political leaders say no to NRA proposal

"Guns and armed guards will not help students resolve important issues or problems in their lives"

By Carolyn Davis
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A number of school, union, and political leaders in the Philadelphia region were not eager Friday to let the National Rifle Association be their guide on how to protect students and staff from the type of tragedy that occurred last week in a Connecticut school.

A week after a shooter entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and gunned down 20 children and six adults, the NRA announced what it said it saw as the best way to prevent a recurrence "of this unspeakable crime."

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