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NRA details plan to put armed guards in schools

Makes case ahead of debate in Congress

WASHINGTON — With the Senate set to debate gun control this month, a National Rifle Association task force released a 225-page report Tuesday that called for armed police officers, security guards, or staff members in every US school, and urged states to loosen gun restrictions to allow trained teachers and administrators to carry weapons.

Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman from Arkansas who led the task force, unveiled the report at a packed news conference with unusually heavy security, including a bomb-sniffing yellow Labrador retriever. A dozen officers in plain clothes and uniforms stood watch as Hutchinson spoke; one warned photographers to ‘‘remain stationary’’ during the event.

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