This is not the answer

I’ve been listening, reading, watching the various reactions to Friday’s tragic events – political and others. Aside from the formal gun lobby going silent, many conservatives are doing whatever they can to spin this global conversation away from (much needed) gun control.

Like this Republican Congressman who thinks school principals should be armed with assault rifles:

“I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out…and takes him out and takes his head off…”

This is not the answer.

Conservatives like to accuse liberals of being “soft on crime,” well, how about we start with banning hand guns and hand rifles. How about we make guns harder to get, not easier. How about we make sure that no parent ever again has to go through the hell that the Newtown parents are now living.


2 Comments on “This is not the answer”

  1. Stig says:

    This statement, of the Congressman’s, gets to the very heart of the great tragedy, that the United States is fast becoming. The orginal idea of having a gun at the ready, was so that the ordinary American citizen could help physically defend their country against government tyranny. That is, however, if all else failed. What has happened since then, especially in the past 30 something years, has seen the population, being told over and over again, ad nauseum, to turn their sights away from this sense of right, and its intended target, such as the good Congressman himself and other self-serving bastards of power, and instead aim their growing discontent and now their weapons, at their neighbours. Ironically, all this killing changes nothing politically, although campaign money, from the increased sales of guns, incited by this and other mass shooting, will convince the Congressman he is doing the right thing.

  2. Tom F says:

    Why are you opposed to teachers having the means to defend children against lunatics? Why do you prefer them being helpless targets?


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