Kan. groups knock NRA response to Conn. shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas education groups are criticizing the National Rifle Association's call to put an armed security officer in every school in the U.S. in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary.

Even a state legislator known as a gun rights proponent had some doubts Friday about the NRA's idea.

Kansas teachers union lobbyist Mark Desetti (duh-SEH'-tee) said the NRA's proposal would turn schools into armed fortresses.

Kansas Association of School Boards official Mark Tallman said the move could prove expensive.

Republican state Rep. Forrest Knox, of Altoona, agreed that someone with a firearm would help stop and prevent mass shootings. But he said a killer would likely try to take out an officer first.

The Kansas State Rifle Association said it fully supports the NRA proposal.
 

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