Before Christmas the NRA introduced a plan called the NRA’s National School Shield Program, which includes but is not limited to placing an armed guard in every school in the U.S. The weekend after the announcement spokesmen for the gun lobby appeared on Sunday morning news shows including Meet the Press and CBS’s Face the Nation to give more insight on the plan.
Obama, on the other hand, has said that he would support a new Assault Weapons Ban, like the one introduced in 1994 and expired in 2004.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that she will be introducing a new AWB on the first day of the new congress, or tomorrow. Unlike the first AWB, the new AWB is said to be more restrictive by limiting external features and expanding upon the definition of an “assault weapon.”