Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, pushing back on those who argue armed security makes people less safe. 

LaPierre said there is far more armed security for politicians and celebrities than for children in schools. 

"Does that make any sense to anybody?" he asked, calling for "effective armed security" to be present at schools to prevent mass shootings.

"The whole idea from some of our opponents that armed security makes us less safe is completely ridiculous. If armed security makes us less safe, let's just go ahead and remove it from everywhere. Let's remove it from the White House, from Capitol Hill, and remove it from all of Hollywood," he said. 

The address comes amid increasing calls for gun control measures to be enacted in the wake of the latest school shooting, where 17 people were killed in Parkland, Florida. 

President Trump held a listening session on Wednesday with students, parents and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, backing the idea of training teachers to use firearms. 

LaPierre said schools in the United States should contact the NRA's School Shield Program for immediate and free assistance in firearms training. 

He said there is a "socialist wave" taking root in America, seeking to impose European-style gun control measures. 

"You should be anxious and you should be frightened. ... If they take over the House and Senate and God forbid they get the White House again, our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever and the first to go will be the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution," he warned.

He said history has proven that gun control is the first action when the "political disease" of socialism takes power.

LaPierre called out billionaires George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer for bankrolling the efforts to spread "propaganda" through the media and social media. 

He also called out a list of Democrats for promoting socialism, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Christopher Murphy, Rep. Keith Ellison, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"They hide behind labels like 'Democrat, left-wing and progressive' to make their socialist agenda more palatable and that is terrifying."

He ended his address by emphasizing that "to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun."

Watch more of his remarks above.

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