If you really want to stop a bad guy with a gun, hope for a good woman with a large and brave heart.
Thanks to her, this time there will be no funerals with tiny caskets, no candlelit vigils and no families broken by grief.
No one was shot Tuesday after a man slipped into an elementary school just outside Atlanta with an AK-47-style assault rifle, 500 rounds of ammo and “nothing to live for.”
Not because we listened to gun advocates who said we should arm teachers with weapons.
Not because we took the advice of the National Rifle Association, which said schools should have armed officers.
Not because we heeded the school board directives to make frightening “intruder drills” part of every curriculum.
You can write the rest of it . . . .
Wayne LaPierre spouts more nonsense than Dick Cheney.
Karl Rove doesn’t have enough hair left to pull – at this point I expect he’ll have to start flaying himself. Because . . . Wayne LaPierre is off the leash again.
I am beginning to fear for the man – with such a dystopian vision of his future, he must live in utter terror. No wonder the guy always looks crazed.
After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all . . .
Meanwhile, President Obama is leading this country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars a year for phony “stimulus” spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. Nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come, but if the country is broke, there likely won’t be enough money to pay for police protection. And the American people know it. . . .
Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.
And employing the most bizarre meme appropriation of all time, he says:
We [the NRA] are the largest civil rights organization in the world.
People listen to this thug, this creature who has never been anything but a professional lobbyist, never done any other kind of work. Just a mouthpiece. Pay him da money, he’ll sing da song. And they heed his words and they call him Patriot.
So you can pull on the leather jacket and get up on the water skiis if you want Wayne, but at this point it’d be just a formality. Shark. Jumped.
If only someone in that Police Station had had a gun, they could have stopped the bad guy. I say it’s time to arm our police. Here.
Wayne LaPierre, that angry-man-with-a-gun (I hope he’s been background checked) is sure that an armed guard at school is just the thing to keep our babies safe safe safe.
Ahem. Columbine had an armed security guard. He exchanged gunfire with the killers. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, more gunfire was exchanged – and the killing continued. Eventually a SWAT team arrived – and the killing continued.
The six deputies were on the scene within five minutes, the SWAT team within seven minutes. On many high school campuses, it could take a security guard minutes, not seconds, to reach (to locate?) a problem area.
The excruciating details of the Columbine response are here.
Leave aside for a moment the arguments for or against weapon restrictions – at this moment the NRA is holding its much awaited press conference.
And now we know whose fault it is. The media done it.
He also added:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
I hope he’s embarrassing the hell out of the NRA membership. In fact, I think he may be.
More: the press and Washington are consumed with ‘hatred’ for gun freedoms?
More: Obama’s fault too cuz he didn’t support a school policing policy. And of course, that’s what we need. He wants Congress to “put armed police officers in every single school in this nation”. (and who pays for that Wayne?)
Oh dear, he calls on us to “erect a cordon of protection around our kids”. (what – a new Secret Service?) Oh wow, he wants student and teacher training. Okay, this is where the promised NRA ‘meaningful contribution’ comes in – they’re going to organize this thing. And they’ll make it available to ‘the world’. That’s their ‘plan of action’. And Asa Hutchinson will head it!
Is he kidding?
I can’t wait for the questions – this is, after all, a press conference. And he just called his audience murderers. UPDATE: They took no questions. None.
This whole thing has been utterly bizarre.
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