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Protester Interrupts NRA Press Conference: 'NRA Killing Our Kids' - VIDEO


Having said it planned to offer "meaningful contributions" to end gun violence in schools, Executive Director Wayne LaPierre spoke at a press conference on Friday morning and called for Congress to immediately appropriate money to put armed officers in every school in America. LaPierre said the NRA has 11,000 police training instructors willing to help.

LaPierre was interrupted by a protester from the activist group Code Pink, who unfurled a banner that read "NRA Killing Our Kids"and was carried out yelling the phrase.

The National School Shield program will be led by former Congressman Asa Hutchinson.

Watch the protester's moment and the full press conference, AFTER THE JUMP...

More from USA Today's live blog:

11:17 a.m. LaPierre asks: "Why is the use of a gun when it's asked to be used to protect the president or used by the police, but bad when it's used to protect children." He calls on the media to "at least admit that it's possible" that armed guards could have stopped the Newtown massacre.

11:13 a.m. LaPierre criticizes the media for getting basic facts about guns wrong. "They don't know what they are talking about. He makes the point that increased regulation of guns amounts to "dishonest thinking." He adds, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

11:09 a.m. Federal gun prosecutions have decreased by 40% to lowest levels in a decade, LaPierre notes. He criticizes media for placing the blame on gun rights advocates and failing to talk about the "callous, corrupt shadow industry" pushed by Hollywood and video game makers.


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Watch: Code Pink Tries to Make Citizen's Arrest of Karl Rove


A Karl Rove book event in Beverly Hills last night was interrupted when activists from Code Pink tried to make a citizen's arrest of Rove for war crimes.

Shouted Code Pink founder Jodie Evans: "Look what you did. You outed a CIA officer. You lied to take us to war. You ruined a country. Totally ruined a country."

Another Code Pink member yelled: "The only comfort I take is that you're going to rot in Hell."

Rove was forced from the podium and the book-signing event was finished.


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Hillary to Heckler: "Were you invited to speak here this afternoon?"

Hillary Clinton was heckled by peace activist Tyghe Berry of Code Pink at a campaign stop at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Shouted Berry before being ejected: "How can you say you're for the environment when you are always voting for war?"

Clinton kept her cool and kept on talking, but not without recognizing her heckler. Said Hillary: Were you invited to speak here this afternoon?"

Kucinich and Edwards also spoke at the event, which focused on the environment and global warming.

If you'll remember, Code Pink was the group responsible for confronting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month.


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