The National Rifle Association is calling for armed police officers in every school.
President Barack Obama is sticking to his position and wants more.
"Here's what I think we should do. This week, I called on Congress to take up and pass common-sense legislation that has the support of a majority of the American people, including banning the sale of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips and making sure criminals can't take advantage of legal loopholes to get their hands on a gun. I also tasked the Vice President with leading an effort to come up with a comprehensive set of serious proposals to keep our children safe, including strengthening school safety, improving mental health care and addressing a culture that too often glorifies guns and violence. I've asked for these proposals by January."
We spoke to parents outside an elementary school. Some were in favor of a ban.
"I think there should be one. There needs to be one," said Erica Martinez.
"I don't think it's as simple as banning assault weapons or high capacity weapons. I think it goes deeper than that," said David Garcia.
HISD says the point is moot. They don't have the money or the people right now. They have 279 schools and 200 officers. They are stationed in middle schools and high schools. Roving patrols cover elementary schools.
All of this costs $13.5 million. To put one in every school would cost $10-$12 million. The hope is that the legislature would restore money to schools in the upcoming session.
"The schools have lots of needs and safety is a top priority," says spokesman Jason Spencer.