Friday, December 21, 2012

More Guns In Schools? Are You Crazy, NRA? Oh, Right, You Are.

Do you all remember a guy named Ronald Reagan? Not only was he a semi-famous C-list movie star who made movies with monkeys, once, believe it or not, he was President of the United States.

While President, and closely surrounded by a detail of men thoroughly trained and fully-equipped with a wide variety of heavy, fully-automatic weapons, a crazy man was able to point an automatic pistol at him and in less than 2 seconds, completely empty the magazine of home-modified "dumb-dumb" bullets, shooting Reagan and four other people, with devastating consequence. The highly-trained and motivated men around him were unable to stop the shooting until the bullets ran out.

The presence of armed guards has never stopped a single, public mass shooting, a large number of which have indeed taken place in guarded venues. On duty at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 was one Neil Gardner, an armed sheriff’s deputy who had been policing the school for almost two years, eating lunch at the time of the attack, when he got a call from a custodian that he was needed in the school’s back parking lot. A few minutes later, he encountered Dylan Harris and the two exchanged gunfire. Harris was not hit and ran back inside the school. At that point, Gardner called for additional units to respond to the south parking lot of Columbine High School. While he was on the radio calling for assistance, five other Jefferson County deputies already were on their way, arriving only minutes after the first report of a ‘female down’ at Columbine High School. Later, Gardner saw Harris again, through a broken window. Once again, he fired. Once again, he didn’t hit him. (Source: CNN)

Armed cops in every school will not safe our children from assault weapons in the hands of crazy people. They will cause our kids to grow up in a constant state of fear, unable to feel 'safe' anywhere where there's NOT a gun.

We must stop the truly crazy ones: the NRA.

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