The Nation is still in mourning after an allegedly mentally ill gunman killed 20 children and seven adults, including himself, the public is calling on the government for sanctions to prevent this from happening, many organizations are fighting tirelessly to get guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally challenged individuals….it is evident that there is the need for some sensible gun reforms.
When the National Rifle Association promised “meaningful contributions” to prevent another massacre like the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I have to say I was in total shock and disgust with what I heard from the CEO of the NRA.
As I sat and watched his speech on C-Span, and from what was being said by the American People I’d hoped that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre might try for a middle ground approach at least, infused with some common-sense modifications on which gun owners and non-owners can reach a common ground and find a firm foundation to establish reform…
NOT SO!!! , LaPierre folded…I don’t know what kind of pressure he was under not sure if it was from the fact that the guns-and-ammunition industry has contributed between $14.7 million and $38.9 million to the NRA’s corporate-giving campaign since 2005 or if he felt under pressure because common-sense and simple human consciousness should tell you that there really is not a positive justification to encouraging teachers and administrators to come to school strapped and packing guns of their own to “Protect our children” …yeah…you heard that right… LaPierre’s stance is this: He called for armed guards and armed school teachers in all of our schools. As soon as I heard that, my initial thought was, all it takes is for one mentally challenged teacher or guard who didn’t take their medication and one bad apple meaning one kind to sit on that last nerve of one edgy teacher would spoil the whole bunch and that idea would be a WRAP! What are your thoughts on this?