Maddow then mocked leaders of the NRA for their response to Obama. Among his many proposals and executive actions, the president said the government will help schools "hire more resource officers, if they want them." Maddow pointed out how this approach to school safety was basically what NRA president Wayne LaPierre called for in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
However, the Times just can't bring themselves to report that NRA had anything useful to contribute at all.
Here is their front page story on Obama's sweeping proposals; no mention of "school resource officers" or any hint that Obama supports more armed guards in schools. In fact, the Times runs this without rebuttal:
The N.R.A. made clear that it was ready for a fight. Even before the president’s speech, it broadcast a provocative video calling Mr. Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing more armed guards in schools while his daughters had Secret Service protection.
Here is their editoral praising Obama and blasting his oppoinents; no mention of armed guards in schools.
This is from the White House fact sheet:
PUT UP TO 1,000 MORE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND
COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS AND HELP SCHOOLS IN VEST IN SAFETY
Putting school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools can help prevent school crime and student-on-student violence. School resource officers are specially trained police officers that work in schools. When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline policies, they can deter crime with their presence and advance community policing objectives. Their roles as teachers and counselors enable them to develop trusting relationships with students that can result in threats being detected and crises averted before they occur. School psychologists, social workers, and counselors can help create a safe and nurturing school climate by providing mental health services to students who need help. Not every school will want police officers or additional school counselors, but we should do what we can to help schools get the staff they determine they need to stay safe.
We understand that reporting on the concept of armed guards in schools is awkward for the Times ever since they declared NRA leader Wayne LaPierre delusional for suggesting it, but still - it is their President's plan.