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As Americans reel from a horrific act of violence in Newtown, Conn., debates over gun control, mental health care and children's safety have reopened across the US and beyond. GlobalPost brings you news and analysis from around the world in the wake of a shooting that left 20 children and eight adults dead.
The NRA's press conference, just one week after the Newtown shooting, unleashed a storm of criticism on social media.
The National Rifle Association held a press conference on Friday, just a week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. claimed 26 lives. The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, also killed his mother and himself.
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The NRA's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, took to the podium and blamed violent video games and the mentally ill for the tragedy in Newtown.
He also called for armed guards at all schools and a national database of the mentally ill.
Two protesters interrupted the press conference, but hundreds were taking to social media to express their anger, outrage and bemusement at LaPierre's speech.
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