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The National Rifle Association Finally Speaks After The Newtown Shooting—Hypocritical Cowards

The National Rifle Association has finally addressed the Newtown, Connecticut shootings.  They held a so-called press conference today.

(Above–Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown after the shooting.)

In the days since the shootings the NRA has stayed silent just as you would expect of cowards. They were cowards despite all the tough talk and all the guns they own. The NRA did not take questions at the press conference. The people killed in Newtown did not have the option to avoid being shot by the gunman.

The NRA said that an armed policeman should be in every school and that violent video games should be regulated.

All we hear from the right is about small government and free markets.

And yet in this case the solution is more government.

I see.

If more government is the solution to gun violence, than why is more government not the solution to many other problems in America?

The right-wingers in Congress that the NRA backs are at present fighting against any tax increase for even the most wealthy.

The NRA also called for more mental health services in the United States.

I agree with this proposal.

Yet I don’t believe I heard anything today from the NRA about raising the taxes needed to fund more mental health services in these lean times.

Does the NRA believe in anything but mayhem?

The NRA solution to an abundance to guns in America is to make sure that there are even more guns in America, just as the Texas conservative solution to the large number of people without health care in Texas is to shut down women’s health clinics so that even more people don’t have health care.

These are murderous solutions from people who seem to be in love with hurting people and with death.

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December 21, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. The NRA press conference was sickening. “It’s your fault because you didn’t have guards or teachers with guns in their desks.”

    We must NEVER have armed guards at elementary schools. The next generation cannot grow up to think like free people if there are guards.

    Comment by bacopa | December 22, 2012

  2. “These are murderous solutions from people who seem to be in love with hurting people and with death.”

    I’m an NRA member. Do you think I am “in love with hurting people and with death?”

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 23, 2012

  3. Bacopa, who are you quoting there?

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 24, 2012

  4. The “it’s your fault…” bit was a paraphrase of what I took from the NRA press conference. I think I was accurate. Please explain to me how I have misjudged things if you disagree.

    Comment by bacopa | December 27, 2012

  5. Bacopa, thanks for clarifying that.

    Would you favor withdrawing the existing guards and police from elementary schools? If so, please tell everyone you meet.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | January 3, 2013

  6. Neil,
    If the government allowed guns on school premises, more people would have the option of protecting themselves. I will take an armed coach protecting my child over a defenseless librarian any day! And it wouldn’t be a bad idea if the librarian is packing too! Putting an armed guard at the school would mean revoking government regulations – smaller government.

    I don’t think that’s what the NRA said at all Bacopa – but you are free to your opinions (although biased – as opinions are). I might have missed something…was the gun man an NRA member? Why does everybody jump at the NRA when these things happen? Why should the NRA have to defend itself when a psychopath goes on a rampage? There are laws in place right now that protect us from mentally ill people having guns or anybody bringing them to a school- but they failed because you cannot enforce them. Take away guns from everyone but police and military and the next shooting will involve a policeman or soldier…………or a criminal who doesn’t care about the law.

    Bacopa, you think having a policeman around children would make them feel like they are not free? Really? How many children went back to school the following days after this act of terror carrying fear and stress that they were not safe. The fact is, they aren’t safe. Your money is better protected than your children right now! If guns are not the answer, then why not disarm the police force and pass stricter laws that will “discourage” people (sane people) from causing harm or creating violent situations. I think you know the answer to that. WE HAVE TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE! You throw a law at the next one you see coming at you, or call the cops and wait for help (but even then if the cops shoot and kill the guy there will still be fallout from the liberal left about it). As for me….I will draw down.

    Comment by Mike | January 4, 2013


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