Asa Hutchinson laid out the NRA School Shield plan yesterday at the National Press Club. This follows an earlier press conference held by Wayne Lapierre, head of the National Rifle Association, after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In support of the National School Shield, NSS, was Mark Mattioli, father of one of the victims of the horrible event last December. The heart of the 225-page report focuses on school security and the need for more ′School Resource Officers′, armed security guards who have the training and expertise in dealing with potential threats. While providing the option for training and arming teachers and other school personnel are mentioned, the plan leans more towards hiring former police and military who already have firearms training and can pass background checks more quickly.