21/12/2012 14:05 GMT | Updated 21/12/2012 14:13 GMT

NRA Presser: Twitter Slams Wayne LaPierre's 'Madness'

The National Rifle Association's call for an armed police guard in every single school has reignited the public debate over gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

Twitter has erupted with both voices of protest and support for Wayne LaPierre after CEO of the America's largest gun lobby gave his first speech a week after 20 young children and six members of staff were shot dead in Newtown, Connecticut.

Some commentators have seized on soundbites such as "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun," to criticise the NRA chief, while others have accused the media of contorting the truth.

Take a look through some of the short opinions below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments.