Security Firm Lobbyist Runs NRA School Gun Program

Security Firm Lobbyist Runs NRA School Gun Program

When 26 school children and educators were murdered in Connecticut last month, the National Rifle Association’s response called for government to spend billions putting armed guards in every American school, putting kids in the crossfire. Heading the NRA’s “National School Shield Program“: Asa Hutchinson, who sits on the board of Pinkerton Government Services, which stands to reap huge profits from such a program. Mr. Hutchinson’s law firm has also represented the trigger-happy Blackwater mercenary army, shadowy Iraq war engineers SAIC, and Point Blank Body Armor.


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3 Responses to “Security Firm Lobbyist Runs NRA School Gun Program”

  1. mikeb302000 Says:

    This was La Pierre’s most despicable trick yet. Thanks for posting it. NRA members who have half-a-brain would leave in droves if they knew about this.

  2. Mike Licht Says:


    Most firearms owners are not NRA members. The NRA purports to represent gun owners, but it’s really a tool of the firearms industry. The US gun market is saturated, so the group promotes private weapons stockpiling under the pretense of “collecting.” High-capacity magazines encourage big-time ammo use and stimulate sales. The cost in lives is paid by others, not gun corporations.


    “How the U.S. gun industry became so lucrative,” Brad Plumer, Washington Post blog

  3. Zina Says:

    Thanks very much for this entry, first I’ve heard of this.

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