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And Speaking of the USA….

Completely predictable and nonsensical response from the NRA to last week’s horrific events in Connecticut.

Yep their idea to combat people with guns running amok in schools killing children and teachers is to er……have an armed policeman with a gun in every school.

Wayne LaPierre, vice president of the NRA, said this in Washington yesterday:

“Now I can imagine the headlines — the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow,” he told more than 150 journalists at a downtown hotel several blocks from the White House.

“More guns, you’ll claim, are the N.R.A.’s answer to everything,” he said. “Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our schools. But since when did the gun automatically become a bad word?”

The first part seems like an admission but then he doesn’t even seem to realise that “the gun” is two bad words.

As they say in these parts, Jeez oh!

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2 Responses

  1. Columbine had an armed guard. You would need an assault team in each class.

  2. Tell the eight (or was it nine?) people wounded by police in the shoot-out near the Empire State Building this last year about the value of having trained armed personnel on the case.

    There are also those claiming that if everyone was armed, courageous citizens could gun these shooters down. As any private armed citizen who has been present at one of these shootings will attest, there are two excellent reasons for not pulling out their weapon: (a) there are too many innocent bystanders to get off a clear shot, and (b) the citizen might be confused with the actual gunman by passers-by and/or the police.

    The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States does not guarantee the right to sell any kind of firearm one likes without any sort of restriction. This is contrary to the preferred viewpoint of the NRA, which makes millions of dollars in internet gun sales every year.

    LaPierre’s contribution was exactly what could have been predicted. Now perhaps the grownups can have a useful conversation.

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