Friday, 21 December 2012

The NRA's Considered Thoughts

The National Rifle Association, the NRA has spoken. Well they have left it a whole week since the  terrible shootings in Connecticut so there has been time for them to gather their thoughts and speak rationally.

According to the NRA's chief executive, Wayne LaPierre "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,"and he felt quite strongly that there should be an armed officer in every American school. He needs to apply more logic. No good guy with a gun stopped Adam Lanza. No good guy with a gun would have helped those in the first classroom even if they have been in the school. However it may be that the good guy isn't quite as good with a gun as the bad guy and the good guy is killed too.

This was an elementary school. Think how many gunmen America would need. They have holidays and sickness like everyone else. They also need support staff. Don't forget the activities after school and multiply the costs to ensure a good guy is present at all times. Let's say the NRA get their way and there are thousands of armed police. Now think of another institution, any institution. What happens if a gunman goes there?

The NRA have gathered their thoughts and this is the best that they could come up with.

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1 comment:

  1. I know we are not in the USA....but putting armed "protectors" into each school in the USA is silly....what they need is tighter gun laws. Here in the UK the average citizen does not feel the need to carry a gun, and if they do you have to have the gun registered....Why, when the USA claim to be advanced do they continue to let every Tom, Dick and Harry carry a gun?