NRA wants to create a national database of people with mental illness, yet apparently wants to do nothing to change the fact that 40% of gun purchases currently require no background check. How will this database be utilized with this loophole? NRA gives no answers.
The armed guards at schools idea is good, but as part of a comprehensive strategy that has to include increased gun regulations.
If you don't regulate the type of guns and military style body armor anyone with a credit card can get, then there is a good chance armed guards will be overpowered by heavily armed shooters.
See the 1997 North Hollywood Shootout when police and armed guards on the scene were overpowered by two gunmen with more powerful guns and body armor (this was at a bank, and not a school, but shows the problem with just adding armed guards and doing nothing to address the easy access to military style weapons and body armor).