WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The NRA broke its silence Friday, lashing out at the federal government, the entertainment industry and the media.
The nation's gun lobbying powerhouse didn't mention any form of gun control, but instead, proposed a plan to put more guns in schools. The NRA did NOT take any questions from reporters.
The highly anticipated NRA news conference was twice interrupted by protesters.
But NRA Executive Vice President Wayne Lapierre appeared unmoved.
Lapierre lashed out at the federal government.
"Federal gun prosecutions have decreased more than 40% to the lowest levels in a decade," he said. He blasted the media for its role in adding to a mass murderer's notoriety.
Lapierre said, "A national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity that they crave."
And, Lapierre was especially critical of the entertainment industry.
"A callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people through vicious, violent video games," said Lapierre.
To illustrate its point, the NRA showed a clip of a brutal video game called kindergarten killer.
The NRA unveiled a plan to put armed security guards into every school in America, at no cost.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Lapierre.
Outside, with the U.S. Capitol in the background, tensions emerged at another protest.
That plan will be spearheaded by former Republican Congressman Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas. And it didn't take long for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to say he thinks the proposal is a bad idea.