Good Guys With Guns. Is that the answer?

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The Time For Common Sense Is Long Past Due

After the horrendous events of Sandy Hook, the nation once again searches for answers on how to prevent future disasters. Predictably, Wayne LaPierre the president of the NRA offers that their armed “good guys” stationed with guns at our schools would make the perfect deterrent against future attacks.

Imagine what an opening such a move might offer gun advocates if they are able to install their inner circle of armed guardians to watch over our children. Would they dress them in black uniforms with dramatic NRA logos, combat boots, and holstered Glock 9mm pistols? Would they then be allowed to bring their beloved AK 47s and Bushmaster assault weapons to school to lord over our innocents? Imagine these over enthusiastic gunners opening up on an innocent bookseller or a visiting nurse who happened to look "suspicious" while attempting to innocently access a school to conduct legitimate business.

What a message that would send to impressionable youngsters. “Mommy, would you strap on your assault weapon and take us to the playground?” Suddenly, we have on our hands a band of para military gun toters, fitted with Military rifles with 30 round magazines. We have now created the beginnings of a privileged class of open carry, gun toting troopers who are now free to express their perceived dominance and spread a message of intimidation over those who have not been so influenced by the gun culture of the NRA. Just imagine, a platoon of NRA troopers, fully-uniformed, having coffee with the school bus drivers before they pick up our children. They can then march the children off the buss to school in neat little columns, followed by the pledge of allegiance and a brief 15 minute session on how to convert their semi automatic weapons to full automatic.

Actually, a NRA presense in schools is a perfect ploy and an ingenious plot by the NRA to weave the organization into the fabric of America, casting their gunners as the official “well regulated militia” the second amendment has called for, even though the NRA has traditionally ignored that obvious interpretation of the Amendment. Instead, The organiztion threatens to hold on to their weaponry until someone, as Charleton Heston a former NRA head once boasted, “wrests their guns from their cold, dead hands.” Well Charles, you are indeed dead and it is indeed time to begin in earnest the process or wresting some of your insidious weaponry.

As Americans, we should know that any of us who don’t hold to the position of these folks are held in contempt by the organization. They have a false impression of their place in the cause of liberty. While many members are patriots, they are not the only freedom loving Americans in the country.

As less boisterous, well informed citizenry, we must make our feelings known and not let the shouts of the few outshout those of the majority.Tell your congressman how you feel. The days of the “wild west” are long gone

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Rbostick 3 years ago from Ruston, LA

Adding security to places that are threatened is not a bad idea. I'm sure you know that every shooting in America since 1950 has occurred in a gun-free zone, with that information how can you say that adding trained security is a bad idea?


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Jillian Barclay 3 years ago from California, USA

I agree with you completely, Kramar!

Keep the NRA out of our schools!

@Rbostick- Gun free zones? There were armed policemen at the Capitol building shootings in 1998, there were armed guards at Columbine, there are armed guards in banks, there were plenty of guns at Fort Hood, on and on.


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mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay

@JB and Kramar,it's funny how regardless of how nonesensical it is or how false it is these people who listen to Hannity and Limbaugh repeat like parakeets their talking points and are convinced they speak truth,i can't help but feel sorry for the simpletons. Great hub ! kramar, voted up etc


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

You brought up some great points and I would love to link your hub to my recent hub as I attempted to get us talking about the issues at hand. If you read the hub and do not mind, please let know.

This is something to ponder!

"What a message that would send to impressionable youngsters. “Mommy, would you strap on your assault weapon and take us to the playground?”

On the news it said that here in Texas that some schools do have armed teachers. I am thinking what has the world come too...Is more guns the answer? How do we protect our young without being a gun carrying parent?

I do hope we continue to talk about it until common sense prevails into a workable solution for all.

Thank you

Sunnie


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Kramar 3 years ago from USA Author

Rbostic

Just because a person belongs to the NRA doesn't mean that they are trained security people.


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Kramar 3 years ago from USA Author

Just because a person belongs to the NRA doesn't mean that they are trained security people.


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Rbostick 3 years ago from Ruston, LA

The idea that schools would allow an untrained individual to provide security, or that the NRA would even suggest random gun-owners stand guard, is completely illogical. I assumed you meant trained professionals, not some random individual strapped with a gun and no training.


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

Gun control is not a solution to random acts of violence.

Prohibition didn't work.

Tobacco awareness didn't work

Laws controlling drugs don't work

The problem is the person, and people haven't changed for the better.

It is ridiculous to blame the weapon, when it could just as easily have been a homemade bomb, or a vehicle driving through a crowd of people.

There will always be a black market where drugs, guns and whatever else is controlled by the government.

Perhaps you should focus on the government as they provided guns in the fast and furious that got into the hands of the bad guys.

The police officers who killed their suspects when they didn't have a weapon.

The environment of violent TV, Movies and Video Games that are watched and played by children and young adults.

You need to look at the big picture, and get away from the guns as the problem. The bad guys have the guns, they are not registered guns or guns bought at gun stores, they are guns from the black market.

We already have adequate control laws for the law abiding people, but the violent and stupid people go around the law. They are not stopped by the law, as they are willing to break the law with violence and deadly plans.

How is gun control of any kind going to be any more effective than drug control?


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Alberic O 3 years ago from Any Clime, Any Place

Jill, you've never gone to a military base where they have some of the strictest gun control. Troops can't carry weapons unless they are conducting training or mobilizing. None of the soldiers killed that day were armed. The only people armed around the clock on military bases are pretty much civilian police there (there are some MPs).


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Jillian Barclay 3 years ago from California, USA

Alberic,

I grew up on military bases.


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taburkett 3 years ago

breathing on a daily basis results in death.

therefore, using your hypothesis, we should ban breathing for all children.

when deciding on the correct course of action considering the activities of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the astute person recognizes that a firstline defense is necessary to thwart another Sandy Hook school tragedy.

This is because just one opposing firearm in the hands of a civilized citizen with proper training at Sandy Hook could have been the tool to save some if not all of the lives lost.

The fact is, guns are not the problem - immoral evil people are the problem. But many of the same folks who want to get rid of guns are not courageous enough to get rid of the immoral evil people.

I certainly hope you are not in charge of any school my grandchildren may attend.


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Kramar 3 years ago from USA Author

Perhaps you should prepare your grandchildren to come to class well armed. That is certainly a first line defense. Your argument that guns are not the problem is tired and wrong. Do you believe everyhing the NRA tells you? Get your self righteous head out of the sand and recognize that certain guns are exactly the problem.

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