Skip to comments.Michael Steele: NRA presser was ‘disturbing’ (RINO Alert)
Posted on 12/21/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by Red Steel
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele called the National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierres press conference Friday very haunting and very disturbing, in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
I dont even know where to begin. As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA even though Im not a member of the NRA I just found it very haunting and very disturbing that our country now is talking about arming our teachers and our principals in classrooms, Steele said on MSNBC immediately after LaPierre finished his comments.
Steele continued: What does that say about us? What does that say about us? I do not believe that is where the American people want to go. I do not believe that is the response that should be coming out of the tragedy out of Newtown.
Delaware State Attorney General Beau Biden who is Vice President Joe Bidens son said there wasnt a meaningful dialogue in the press conference, in which LaPierre did not take reporters questions.
Biden added: [There] has to be a much more robust and meaningful dialogue about whether there are certain types of weapons consistent with the second amendment
that just shouldnt be in the hands of citizens other than those types of assault weapons that you take to battle that dont belong in our communities. And thats the discussion that I hope we have in a meaningful way.
Why was this emotionally compromised idiot ever allowed a position of authority?
Affirmative Action alert.
What exactly is "haunting" about this?
Well! He pretty sums up the RINO party. After all, he was the head of it during the last throttling by the left.
We have no support at all! We are on our own and the only major group that supports citizens who are still free and intend to stay that way is the NRA.
I’m proud to say that I am a member and hope many others join. It is probably our last salvation.
A liquor store is allowed more security then America’s kids.
What does that say?
These people have the brains of mush.
Prior to Michigan's "shall issue" bill being passed in 2000, taking effect in 2001, teachers with CPL's carried in their respective schools. Unfortunately that bill also created the "gun free zones" which made it illegal for them to carry any more.......
One of my best friends was a vice-principal in Warren, MI, and not only he but a number of other male teachers carried concealed until the law passed.
And for what it's worth, they would regularly visit a local shooting range to practice their skills........
The dumbest argument I just heard on Fox was by some dumbass babe who stated that "billions of dollars" would need to be spent to arm our schools with security personnel..and nobody challenged her.
Well to begin with, it says that you are idiot. The only way to have saved all those kids in Sandy Hook, and most of the teachers that died, would have been to have armed security or armed teachers. That is the ONLY way their lives could have been saved. Nothing you do now or do in the future can bring them back to life. They are dead, because you failed to protect them. All that matters right now, are all those children and teachers who will be sitting in those classrooms on Monday, completely unprotected because you care what people say about you.
FYI - Some of the terrorist that will soon be attacking us, cannot even read English. And some of those Fast and Furious military grade weapons, are sitting in Los Angeles right now.
Re: As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA even though Im not a member of the NRA
Yeah, sure you’re a supporter Mike. You traitorous scum.
You nailed it.
Steele is acting just like a liberal: a totally emotional and irrational response to the most logical solution for protecting school children possible - at least one armed guard per school, larger schools with more - and arming teachers/administration.
Only problem with the 2nd part is 90% of public school teachers and administrators are anti-gun Marxists and liberals who will NEVER allow weapons in schools and never carry themselves.
Thus, only in Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina could armed teachers/admin work........
You conservatives best realize that the time for debate with leftists has long passed. The commies and Nazis will not debate you, they will demonize you, and you conservatives best realize that you need to demonize the leftist commies and Nazis in turn. Call them the every vile name you can think of. Trail these America-haters to dark parking lots and kick their butts.
We are at war.
What is up with these supposed Republicans who are becoming Dems right before my eyes. I think the guy on Red Eye last night said it best, the Republican Party is becoming the Pussy Party..just going along with Dems anyway they can.
So what? To he frank, I'd be surprised - and I'd probably re-assess my own opinion - if Steele DID like it. This melanin-enhanced version of the linguini-spined nonentities the GOP-e puts into the RNC chair is "haunted and disturbed" by what LaPierre said? Bullshit. He's just trying to sound profound about the latest beltway cause du jour and avoid pissing off his meal tickets.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele should be released from his position immediately for such an irrational and hateful expression.
The Sandy Hook massacre victims deserved to be protected. As do our children in schools nationally.
How dare Steele say otherwise! Shame on Michael Steele and the GOP party officials for allowing him to continue in his position!
As I recall, LaPierre said the NRA would do the planning and training for free.
I wonder if she ever heard of "volunteer firefighters" who fight fires just as well as any unionized firemen? America (outside of the union infested cities) is full of them. They drive very shiny trucks and do a great job - just like in the city!
I suspect if the program is instituted, there will be millions of volunteers willing and able to be trained and used in the schools to protect their kids, grand kids, friends, and community. Remember, the idea is deterrence. However, if that fails, it is to delay or neutralize the killer(s) until the cops arrive. That can't be done with a bigger ABSOLUTELY NO GUNS ALLOWED sign.
The cost is embarrassingly minimal to institute and run such a program. Volunteers will gladly provide their own (approved) weapons. The schools can provide the radios and a "healthy" lunch. However, if we let the unionized lard asses like the TSA in the act, it will fail miserably and cost those "billions of dollars" bubble head is wringing her soft pretty little hands about.
Bump to your post!
These morons prefer slaughters.
Any notion that schools would not be targets was bluntly and tragically made invalid when terrorists struck in Beslan, Russia, Sept. 1, 2004, resulting in over 300 dead.
If the perp last week had been a member of Islamic jihad, many school administrators and teachers would be the subject of: Why were *you* not better prepared!?
Up until liberals finally took over the school systems and “feelings” became more important then “thinking” guns were not only allowed in schools, many had rifle teams.
In the mid west school kids would take their trusty rifles to school so they could do some hunting on the way back.
Also, the ROTC before being ran off campus had real weapons to train on (and the let us don’t forget the drill teams). I laugh every time I see the modern equivalent of a drill team with a painted 2x4 in place of a real rifle.
Guns are not the problem. Banning guns will not solve the real problem.
In truth, it is a mental health problem. If all guns were to magically disappear overnight, a mentally sick person who wanted to kill a lot of people could still do it.
As it is now, “gun free zones” just lets someone who wants an easy target know where to find it.
At one point in time I believed it was possible to persuade a liberal with clear cut ideas and facts. After many years I have concluded that fact do not matter to liberals. The truth does not matter to liberals. The only thing that matters to them is that they get their way on everything.
If you disagree with them, you are demonized. Either individually or as a group.
I do think the average liberal is going to like the world they are trying to create. One were the state owns everything including your labor. One where only the state can decide who lives and who dies. One where only the state can decide who succeed and who will fail.
Individuals have no place in this brave new world.
If past history is any example, once the ruling elite can full control, one of the first thing they do is purge all the useful idiots that helped them on the way.
Steel is wrong, but so is Wayne LaPierre. Blaming games or movies is the same as blaming guns. It was a deeply disturbed individual who committed this terrible crime. Why can’t we stop blaming what we opposed and just accept personal responsibility?
LaPierre is a disaster. Not only should he not have commented, he is a horrible speaker. The NRA isn’t responsible for Sandy Hook any more than GM is responsible for drunk driver fatalities.
Milwaukee Sheriff calls for armed guards in every school. David Clarke said this 2 days before the NRA.
Mike Steele is what he is.
I want to know what protection these guys have?? do they carry, are thier bodyguards carying? what kind of guns do they have???? lets get this out there people! Are they anymore important than our children?
There is a good picture on this link. I still don’t know how to post a picture here.
Safety is not the issue and never has been the issue. Getting all guns out of the hands of the public is the issue. It was fifty years ago, twenty five years ago, and is the issue now.
Again, safety is not the issue, getting guns out of private hands and into government hands is the issue.
This pinhead is the poster child for what is wrong with the RNC.
While they’re at it, they should legalize dueling with the DC confines so big mouthed communists in Congress would think twice before they lie and dishonor real Americans.
So it’s more important to guard bank vaults, judges, and city council meetings than to guard kids. STFU, Mikey.
He’s not the Chairman anymore.
“As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA....”
First he says that he supports the NRA and then he says that he is not a member.
Then how do we know that he supports the NRA? I really see no difference between RINOs and demokrats. They’re both born to lie.
Besides being outside the American philosophical tradition, LaPierre's approach is less effective, because when there's a single or couple identifiable defenders with guns, they can be taken out by a killer who plans a little ahead. But an armed militia of citizens - with an indefinite membership - cannot be so eliminated.
That was quick!
The GOP is not a friend of conservatives
This is the same idiot who once told a magazine he loved “Frank Sinatra and the Pack Rats”! He’s a guy with an IQ of 40 pretending to be profound.
What does it say about us?
It says that a rather large number of us are sick and tired of watching the policies you idiots enact get people killed. Thats what it says.
LAPIERRE: Now, the National Rifle Association knows there are millions of qualified and active retired police, active, Reserve, and retired military, security professionals, certified firefighters, security professionals, rescue personnel, an extraordinary corps of patriotic, trained, qualified citizens to join with local school officials and police in devising a protection plan for every single school.
We could deploy them to protect our kids now. We can immediately make Americas schools safer, relying on the brave men and women in Americas police forces.
To the point, he hasn’t been the Chairman since January 2011. We did as well as we did in the 2010 midterms in spite of his incompetence, not because of his skills.
In many schools security people are not in uniform.
I knew they had armed guards at schools in Israel. I was surprised to learn they also do this in Peru and in the Philippines. Granted, those countries have terrorist problems, but we're getting to that point.
“Blaming games or movies is the same as blaming guns.”
No, your wrong... Games and movies use marketing to promote their products, using killing seines to promote their products. When have you ever seen that with firearms mfg’s?
Sick of the MSM running to Mark Kelly for his opinion on the NRA.
Michael Steele—he just keeps rising from the CINO crypt, just when you had hoped you had heard the last of his idiocies.
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