Skip to comments.Brady group: Arming teachers ‘insane’
Posted on 12/18/2012 11:54:34 AM PST by Enosh
The head of the countrys most prominent gun control advocacy group on Tuesday called a Texas GOP congressmans idea to arm teachers insane.
There are 40 people behind me who would love to respond to that, said Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, when asked at a Capitol Hill press conference about Rep. Louie Gohmerts suggestion to arm teachers and principals to prevent future school shootings. But in their spirit, I will do on behalf of them: Thats insane.
Gross, whose brother was wounded during a mass shooting at the Empire State Building in 1997, was standing in front of 40 family members of gun violence victims, including family members of victims of deadly mass shootings in Tucson, Ariz., at Columbine High School, in Aurora, Colo., at Virginia Tech and the South Capitol Street shooting in Washington, D.C. Family members nodded their heads as Gross spoke.
Think about what thats saying, Gross said. Its saying the only answer to violence is more violence. The only answer to guns is more guns.
Gross said additional weapons at most of the chaotic mass shootings of recent years, including his brothers shooting, and at the mass shooting in Aurora earlier this year, would have only resulted in more carnage.
I would hope the representative is held responsible for irresponsible statements like that, Gross added.
Among the 40 family members was Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son, Bear, was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were shot and killed Friday. Nikitchyuks son survived the shooting after a teacher pulled him out of the hallway and barricaded the door to her classroom.
I would offer the NRA: Return this country their kids, Nikitchyuk told reporters after the press conference. If they can do it, I would like that very, very much.
Nikitchyuk, who emigrated to the United States 22 years ago, said he tried to ignore past mass shootings, and said he believed gun owners and politicians would do anything they could to protect children. Now, Nikitchyuk said, the country needs to speak up and demand more gun control.
When the bad guy is dead after his first shot, that's less violence.
Man, they are quick.
I’m sure the Democrats and Teachers Unions all agree it’s much better for a Teacher to be “Well Trained” (as I keep hearing on TV) in a Emergency plan that involves cowering in a classroom waiting to be gunned down....than a plan to shelter the kids...grab some cover....and put a couple of rounds through the Psycho’s head.
I don’t think any of the forty people for the Brady Commission is qualified to characterize anybody insane. SThe problem we are dealing with - Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook - involves people who actually are insane.
Is arming bank guards insane too?
I detest people who make careers out of their loved one’s death.
I guess it’s “insane” for cops to carry firearms as well.
“Hi folks. Just get in the box car.” Brady thinkers: “Oh boy. A special trip just for us?” They would board rather than put up a fuss and try to defend themselves. When seconds count the cops are only 20 minutes away. How many SS guys were standing around Reagan and Jim when Hinckley got off 6 shots? Didn’t seem to help that time either. Outlaw insanity. That’s the ticket.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
The Brady Campaign is stained with the blood of the Sandy Hook Massacre.
Shame on them for causing the victims to be unable to defend themselves!
THAT is insane.
As was said on a previous thread. We have armed guards at airports, banks and court houses. But not for our kids?
How many of these mass shooting were in gun-free zones? My guess is most of them. The Brady Bunch had their wish in that case. No guns at all. Look what happened.
The dirty little secret is, the Brady Bunch enjoys these mass shooting incidents.
Went to Walmart to check on a Ruger Mini-14. They sold the only one they had but the clerk said more were on order. At least they weren’t being a Dick (sporting goods).
We need a high-capacity gun-free zone ban.
“The head of the countrys most prominent gun control advocacy group on Tuesday called a Texas GOP congressmans idea to arm teachers insane.
If Teachers can not be trusted with a specific type of tool, then this statement is an admission that these same teachers can not be trusted with children!
Mr. Gross, THAT is insane!