“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” – Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association CEO [Full Remarks]

WHAT IF Adam Lanza had been confronted inside Sandy Hook Elementary School by armed security guards? That’s where the NRA began its defense today.

In his televised press conference, Wayne LaPierre blamed the media and violent video games, but took no responsibility whatsoever himself for the NRA’s part for the violent culture in which we all live.

LaPierre talked about foreign aid being funded, but policemen in schools defunded. He suggested retired police and military, as well as other trained professionals, join together to establish a plan for every school in the country, which begins with arming everyone from the teachers to the janitor.

“Very haunting, very disturbing,” said former RNC chairman Michael Steele on MSNBC, “a missed opportunity.”

LaPierre called on Congress to appropriate funds to deploy armed security in every school in the United States. A National School Shield program will be spearheaded by Asa Huchinson, former drug czar, for the NRA.

“Properly trained armed good guys,” said LaPierre.

Fortress America, the education edition.

What’s next? Bullet proof vests made by The Gap?