I made fun of the Wyoming Area school district for hiring a cop. It doesn't seem so funny now.
When NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said all schools should have armed guards and that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun liberals went, well, ballistic.
NBC's David Gregory was one of them. While grilling and mocking LaPierre about his idea Gregory waved around a 30-round magazine for an assault rifle on national TV. So if Gregory thinks LaPierre's idea is extreme, why does Gregory send his kids to Sidwell Friends School, a private school in D. C. that employs 11 armed guards?
Obama's kids go there, too, but that's not the reason for the armed guards. They are employed by the school whether presidents' kids go there or not.
Don't expect Gregory to explain. Like most liberals he's a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do guy.
Ever heard of Nick Meli? No, I didn't think so. You never heard of him because the left wing media doesn't want you to know about him. Meli may have saved scores of lives on December 11 at the Clackamas Town Center near Portland, Oregon, when a shooter with a so-called assault rifle shot and killed two people and seriously wounded a third before killing himself.
Why do you suppose the shooter, armed as he was, killed only two in a crowded mall?
It was reported that he stopped shooting when his gun jammed and then he ran down a hallway and killed himself. Since he shot himself he must have unjammed the gun. So why did he kill himself once he unjammed the gun?
Police speculated he killed himself when he heard their sirens. Or did Nick Meli, a legally armed off-duty security officer, have something to do with it?
Meli was near the shooter that day and pointed the Glock he legally carries at the shooter as the shooter worked on his jammed gun. Meli, who said he did not fire because innocents were behind the shooter, believes the shooter saw him pointing the gun. Is that why the shooter ran down the hallway and then killed himself?
Either way, or both – the shooter saw Meli's gun and/or heard the sirens and then killed himself – there could be a lesson there and in two other public shootings in 2012
It's said the shooter in the Sandy Hook School heard the sirens and killed himself.
In the Aurora, Colorado Cinemark Theater shooting the shooter didn't kill himself, but he did stop shooting and surrendered passively when the cops arrived.
Why did he pick that Cinemark Theater? It was not the closest theater to his apartment showing Batman, but it was the only one where guns were banned. In Colorado, individuals with permits can carry concealed handgun in malls, stores, movie theaters and restaurants, except where the business owners ban them.
Most movie theaters allow permit holders carrying guns. But at the theater where the shooter went off Cinemark banned guns and had a sign posted at the entrance to that effect.
So the shooters picked a school, a mall and a theater where guns were banned in a concealed-carry state. Why do you suppose they didn't pick a police barracks, or an armory, or a gun store or a shooting range?
Because they were cowards who wanted to kill people in an place where it was highly likely only they would have guns and where there was no threat to them.
Then as soon as there was a threat to them – a citizen with a gun or cops – they killed themselves or surrendered.
You know, the Riverside School District is putting trained armed security guards in its schools. If all schools did the same, as LaPierre suggested, it would work. It would work, not because when the mass shooter came to the school the armed guard or police would be there to stop him, it would work because the mass shooter, remember they are cowards, wouldn't go to a school where he knew there was a trained armed guard that was a threat to him.
Why is it when polls show we think our government is dysfunctional, do we now clamor for the government to do something. Of course doing something will start gun bans. No ban that will come out of Washington will save a single life, but the bans will give the politicians something to crow about. Oh look how compassionate we are.
Let's hope Washington's gun ban works better than its ban on cocaine and heroin.
The so-called assault weapons like the AR-15 are not battlefield weapons, they just look like military weapons. Of the 300 million guns owned by Americans, three million are AR-15s. A survey of AR-15 owners shows the ARs are most commonly used for marksmanship competitions.
Here I quote David Keene writing at humanevents.com: Nearly 90% of those who own an AR-15 use it for recreational target shooting; 51% of AR owners are members of shooting clubs and visit the range regularly. The typical AR owner is not a crazed teenage psychopath, but a 35+ year old, married and has some college education. Nearly half of AR owners are veterans, law enforcement officers, or both.
Furthermore, contrary to what the left wing media would have you believe, the semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster rifle the Sandy Hook shooter used was less powerful than the 9mm Glock and the Sig Sauer handguns he had.
Each handgun had 10-round clips and he could have done just as much or more damage if he used them.
One more point: Between 1982 and 2008, 9,633 people were killed in ATV accidents, 2,588 of them kids under 16 and 1,100 of them under 12.
No one can explain to me why the families of these kids, or anyone else, needs an ATV.
So let's ban them.