Crime/Corruption

New NRA proposal doesn’t go far enough: has Wayne LaPierre submitted to the liberal gun control lobby?

CATEGORY: GunsThe National Rifle Association has issued a recommendation for safeguarding America’s schools.

A task force working for the National Rifle Association recommended Tuesday that at least one armed guard be stationed on every campus in America as part of a three-month review on how to make schools safer in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

[sigh]

Why is the NRA soft-pedaling here? Why is it refusing to face up to the single most important data point in the history of American school shootings?

Dear Wayne LaPierre: Here’s the inconvenient fact that you’re skirting. In all of America’s school shootings, from Columbine to the present, every single one of the victims has been unarmed. NO ARMED STUDENT HAS EVER BEEN KILLED OR WOUNDED.

Armed security guards? Armed teachers? Blah blah blah. You want to put an end to school shootings, ARM THE STUDENTS. Every single one of them.

Until you do so, it’s clear that you have no commitment to solving the problem and safeguarding our nation’s most precious asset – its future.

4 replies »

  1. In the world of razors and blades, we tax gasoline to finance road maintenance. If the best defense against bad men with guns is good men with guns, shouldn’t we tax ammunition to finance school guards? I’d appoint Mayor Bloomburg to set the rates.

  2. Look at the new Gallup poll. Someone please explain to me why the public mostly views the NRA positively. Is this where the cynical, soulless tobacco flacks went when Wigand was done?