WASHINGTON (NBC) -- The National Rifle Association's School Shield Program is calling for heightened security at schools to prevent another Newtown tragedy.
The task force is recommending arming officers and school personnel at every school, increasing funding for school security, and improving threat assessment and mental health training for staff.
Mark Mattioli lost his 6-year-old son in the Newtown killings.
"This is recommendations for solutions. Real solutions that will make our kids safer," said Mattioli.
Education adovcates say more guns on campus is not the answer.
"What I worry is that distraction, this wrong focus will take us away from things that could be done right now," said Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association.
Congress has nearly abandoned hopes for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
It's struggling to find consensus even on universal background checks, a measure supported by most Americans.
Tuesday, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland worried Congress may miss its opportunity.
"And if we do not act in those moments, then things will only likely get worse," said Cummings.
Thirty five states are working to nullify any federal gun restrictions that do get passed.
In Nelson, Georgia, council members passed an ordinance requiring gun ownership.
But Wednesday in Connecticut, home to the Newtown shooting, lawmakers are expected to pass some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.
The wife of Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, Reno County Sheriffs said Wednesday.
Twenty-five students dressed in fire suits and helmets received training in a simulated building collapse.
Wichita police took two small children into protective custody overnight after one of them acted drugged up.
Some allergy patients may soon be able to ditch painful shots and use tablets or even drops instead.
While the House plans to vote on a short term extension to carry over till a permanent bill can be reached next session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that's not an option.
Bimbo Bakeries announced that it will close its bakery located at 2530 Southeast Drive in Wichita. The company employees 118 people.
Secretary Sebelius orders investigation into botched rollout.