Asa Hutchinson, GOP candidate for Arkansas Governor, laid out his recommendations to the National Rifle Association nearly two months after being tasked with helping form a safer schools initiative in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.
NBC’s First Read reports:
The 225-page report presented on Tuesday includes eight recommendations, most notably a fuller articulation of the NRA’s proposal following the Newtown shooting to place armed security in every school in the country.
The report outlines a model training program for school resource officers and school personnel that, along with proposed changes to various state laws, would enable designated school personnel to carry firearms after having undergone training.
Other proposals include development of better security plans, and greater coordination between schools and state and local governments to fund security programs and develop safety programs.
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Hutchinson will hold a press conference in Arkansas on Wednesday (April 3) to discuss the recommendations in the NRA report.
Hutchinson appeared on Talk Business Arkansas two weeks ago to discuss the report. You can watch the video below.