That NRA ‘solution’… December 22, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
The latest suggestion from the NRA as regards a solution to mass murders in schools, that being armed guards stationed in them, does raise the question as to whether they’ve ever been in a school and realise how big the places actually are.
What’s depressing is the way in which any control is seen as too much control. My own father, who grew up in rural Meath, had a functioning rifle in our family home and as it happens I’m far from antagonistic to the ownership of guns within reasonably controlled circumstances but the ownership of semi-automatics, assault weapons and their virtual commodification and ease of purchase, or as Supreme Justice Scalia said, and only half jokingly… “But I suppose there are handheld rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes that will have to be … decided. [as to their constitutionality]”. That seems to me to be a different matter and the necessity levels of security (at a minimum background checks but more, much more) around same are crucial.
But then the NRA seems to have entered a world where it sees its role as defending the use of weapons for a myriad of reasons far beyond hunting or target practice.
Still, when defending the indefensible, perhaps the NRA rep, executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre, was right in one thing.
He refused to take questions.