According to the National Rifle Association, the most effective way to prevent another tragedy like what happened last Friday (Dec 14) at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut … is to place at least one armed guard at every single school in the United States America.
In a press conference reflecting on last week’s massacre in the small, tight-knight community of Newtown, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre rejected calls for more gun restrictions, instead stating that “gun-free” zones make schools less safe somehow.
Twenty first-graders were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday as a mentally disturbed 20-year-old man opened fire at the school, also killing six adult faculty members and his own mother, reportedly in her bed, before taking her car and driving to the school.
Following the shooting, the NRA has been keeping pretty quiet about the incident, but LaPierre had a lot to say about gun control and security in our nation’s schools.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” insisted LaPierre, who reportedly did not take any questions, and was interrupted twice by pro-gun control protestors.
LaPierre doesn’t believe that stricter gun laws can prevent “monsters” like Adam Lanza from committing mass shootings and similar crimes in the future, and wonders why students don’t have the protection of armed officials, like banks, for example.
“We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protect program proven to work, and by that I mean armed security,” LaPierre said.
“We must speak for the safety of our nation’s children,” he said. “We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses, even sports stadiums, are all protected by armed security.
“We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress works in offices surrounded by Capitol police officers, yet when it comes to our most beloved innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless. And the monsters and the predators of the world know it and exploit it.”
“That must change now,” argued LaPierre, moments before being interrupted by a protester carrying a large pink sign proclaiming that the ‘NRA is killing our kids.’
“The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them.
“They walk among us every day. And does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn’t planning his attack on a school he’s already identified at this very moment?
“What if, when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, he had been confronted by qualified, armed security?” he asked.
“Will you at least admit it’s possible that 26 innocent lives might have been spared? Is that so abhorrent to you that you would rather continue to risk the alternative?”
An armed guard at every single school in the America?
WTF?!? That has to be the dumbest idea in the history of the world’s dumbest ideas.
Sorry, but giving more crazy people guns (yes, we all have the ability to completely lose it at any moment) to shoot at other crazy people with guns is not the way to prevent mass shootings.
Why not just give every natural born American citizen a gun. Or even better, let the kids and teachers keep guns inside their desks!
GUNS FOR EVERYONE!