Voices of [di]reason
I’m glad the NRA took their time to review the situation and brainstorm for a week over the Newtown shooting, otherwise they would have said something stupid like “the only solution to gun violence was more guns” or “armed security guards to be posted in every school in the country”.
Oh…nevermind, they did say that, so I guess it is now safe to call them mental degenerate assholes. Not only do they have the balls to call for more semi-automatic bullets spreaders, they are also calling out the movie industry and video game developers as…[ There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people ]. This coming from an association that still claims to be to a grassroots movement but is in fact nothing more than astroturfing from the gun industry is something else. Watch out Hollywood and Ubisoft, you won’t get away with virtual murder that easy says the real murder company. The protectors of the 2nd amendment for those who believe it is a rightful heritage from the American Revolution, only it wasn’t written until 1791, 10 years after Yorktown when people had barrel loading muskets.
Sorry to shatter your dreams of being The Patriot, crawling in mud with an AK47 to save the country from a Government take-over (most likely to happen in some very evil way, like single payer healthcare) or stop the Russians from rearing their heads over Alaska as that special Vice -Presidential candidate put it a few years ago. . So quit the delusion, in the age of swat teams, drones and nuclear weapons, an untrained army of out of shape mercenaries isn’t necessary. Besides, Republicans already have their own private army, it’s called Blackwater and the NRA? Here’s Who The NRA REALLY Represents.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” is the theory behind “armed security guards to be posted in every school in the country”.
Columbine had an armed police officer present and Virginia Tech had its own swat team, by the time they arrived at the scene, 8 minutes, the shooter had had time to kill 30 people and shoot himself. Lanza at Sandy Hook was shooting 5 bullets a second, given the right amount of ammo, imagine the devastation one can cause in 8 minutes. Needless to say, what happens when kids are on the playground or getting on the bus… armed guards my ass.
You can’t blame directly the NRA for the shootings but you can blame them for lobbying in states across the country to keep mental health reporting requirements to a bare minimum and lobbying to stop any attempt to rid the streets and elementary schools of military weapons with high-capacity magazines. One thing is certain, Congressmen and women will get plenty of cash from the NRA and absolutely nothing will change, nothing… all this in the name of preserving the freedom to bear arms while in reality being about corporate profits.