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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