After several days of silence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings the NRA was silent. Finally the CEO of the NRA announced a statement was forth coming from the organization.
Many thought the NRA had finally come to their senses and they would participate in legislation offering concessions like: maybe making access to guns and ammo more difficult, or maybe a large annual donation and effort to deal with those with mental problems.
Were we surprised when the NRA called for more armed school officers to keep these mad people away from our schools. He said, “…by passing laws that ban guns from schools, politicians tell ever insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.”
You have to admire the little bastard; he has a set of balls. Screw other pubic buildings; mad people don’t walk in those places and terminate people. How freaken stupid can a person be? His caveat is the NRA would train those school officers free of charge. How many guards do you put in a school; who pays the bill, the schools or the state, either way the taxpayer pays.
We are talking about a serious emotional, mental problem in this country. Instead of cutting services to social services providing mental care maybe we should bring our troops home and use that money to protect the citizens in this country.
And I tire of hearing gun supporters tell me, “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” Well of course people do, people with emotional problems. Why not test those people who want guns to ‘protect their home’ and for other uses for disorders; the NRA could provide SOME funding to offset those costs. Of course that would mean some of the idiots in their organization might not be able to own a gun.
If there was ever a time to pass gun legislation, now with emotions running high is the time. Whether this president can take advantage of the mood of the country to pass gun legislation is questionable. President Lyndon Johnson used the assination of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King to pass key legislation for equal rights and gun legislation.