Skip to comments.Editorial | NRA no longer welcome in debate(Uber Barf Alert)
Posted on 12/26/2012 6:38:21 AM PST by marktwain
The following editorial appeared in the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News on Sunday.
The ideas spouted by National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre in his disturbing statement Friday morning were so bizarre, so unhinged from reality, that the organizations leadership cannot be considered serious participants in the national discussion over gun rights.
An armed guard, possibly a volunteer, in every school? Where do we even begin?
This idea is an insult to Americans hoping the NRA would keep its promise to offer a meaningful contribution to the conversation in the wake of the slaughter of 27 people in Newtown.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, LaPierre said.
We have 300 million guns in this country. If what LaPierre said were true, and more guns equaled less danger, there would be no gun violence in this country. Nancy Lanza was armed to the teeth, and her own weapons were used to murder her.
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Pure projection on the part of the author.
OK, so lets have a ‘debate’ that only allows one side to tell their viewpoint. Sounds reasonable to me.
The comments are almost 100% against the author.
My favorite: “Who wrote this steaming pile of suck and fail?” LOL
How about we begin with Barack and Michelle? How about they agree that their daughters don't need 11 armed guards.
Guys with guns are less likely to target guys with guns.
We already have an armed guard in every high school I can think of, both in Illinois and Wisconsin, and they have had these armed guards there for the last 40 years that I am aware of. The mayor of Chicago has at least 6 armed guards with him at all times. His children do not go to the Chicago Public schools, but the private school they go to has two armed guARDS AT ALL TIMES. Tell me where LaPierre is wrong?
You can’t have a reasonable debate with liberals when they are gripped by mass-hysteria.
I bet the author didn’t think it was such a zany idea when Bill Clinton called for $120 million in federal grants to put officers in schools.
My experience in day to day life:
Courthouse - sheriff’s deputies and metal detector
City Council meeing - Police and metal detectors
Statehouse - State troopers double as armed guards
Informational meeting on zoning proposal, held at high school - off duty sheriff deputy moonlights as armed guard.
High school football game - off duty sheriff deputy serves as armed guard.
Heck, whenever the high school lets out in the afternoon, there are a half dozen sheriff’s directing traffic.
Tyranny - when only one viewpoint is allowed.
Censor and silence the opposition's side of the debate.
Interestingly, the San Jose Mercury News was recently caught with more than a hundred street distribution racks stolen from competing newspapers, in a metal recycling bin, at the SJMN facility.
They had been stealing competitors racks and selling 'em for the metal for years.
Marx would be proud.
a recent County Council Meeting on Tax Abatements for a Wind Farm near me had 8 uniformed and armed cops surrounding the auditorium
Gee! I don’t remember making these clowns the gatekeeper of ANYTHING!
All LaPierre said was that it’s better to have an armed guard than have some nut shooting completely unopposed. What is wrong with that? What am I missing here? The MSM this entire week has been acting like the guy was endorsing pedophilia. Even the NY Post was bashing him which I will take as further proof that the Post has gone leftist.
This is just one more example of the absolute sick desire by the left for shootings to happen more often. The less opposed the shooter is, the more deaths there are and the more the left can scream about destroying the 2nd amendment which is their ultimate goal.
I disagree. Millions of gun owners (and that number is growing by the day) also disagree.
Oh no! Now what? Now what? What is a liberal to do?
Oh noz!They've never had a better crises to abuse! Now what?
We really aren’t interested in debating a damned thing with these lant guzzling, dirt chute diving, gerbil abusers anyways so this should work out well.
First, this is typical liberal strategy -— silence the opposition. Clearly the editors only see free speech as valid for themselves.
Second, the suggestion to place armed security in schools was an idea offered by President Clinton in 1999. But let’s not allow facts to get in the way of a lynch mob that is hell-bent on attacking firearm owners.
Third, more gun control laws are not the answer. What is missing from the discussion (if opposing opinions are allowed) is that Columbine took place during the Clinton assault weapon ban and that Newtown took place in a state that has its own assault weapon ban.
It is clear that the editors are not interested in actually defending our children in the same way the children of President Obama, David Gregory and other elites utilize -— armed security — no the editors are interested in scoring political points against firearm owners.
The editors offer no solutions, no ideas.....just more hate-filled pablum aimed at the NRA and lawful firearm owners.
I find it interesting that not one child has been killed by a fire in our schools in the past 50 years. Having sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire-retardant materials, trained personnel and regular drills for the students and staff has clearly led to a safer environment. But I am sure the editors see all this preparation as foolish buffoonery by a handful of neanderthals.
Armed guards in schools? Who could be so crazy as to suggest schools be guarded like banks? And imagine having armed men in cars driving past schools every day. Preposterous!
this is the alinsky rules.
ridicule the opponent.
polarize and isolate
then exclude them.
The answer, in a season of failed sales, is to isolate teh advertisers. who advertises with this fool. focus on the advertiser and silence the debate.
” bizarre, so unhinged from reality, “
Bizarre was the LaPierre media talking points word last week. Dems have decided add “unhinged from reality”.
lol! That is true.
This is just the start of a possible series of actions that the San Jose Mercury News ought to demand, if they really believed the "suck and fail" they spew.
Bottom line, SJMN, you first. Disarm yourselves first. Let's us know how that goes.
Any you're a disgrace for a newspaper coming out to suppress the speech of others. Obviously, you're losing the argument or you'd want the NRA to shout their nonsense from the rooftops.
“The ideas spouted by National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre in his disturbing statement Friday morning were so bizarre, so unhinged from reality, that the organizations leadership cannot be considered serious participants in the national discussion over gun rights.”
Did you run this editorial when President Bill Clinton proposed the same idea? No ? Then STFU because it is YOU that does belong at the debate.
They be self appointed.
If no one needs armed security, I suggest firing the entire secret service detachments guarding 0 bummer, Sasquatch and their offspring.
The more I watch (with sheer, giggly delight) the reaction to LOHUD.com’s posting of gun owners in the NY area, and the subsequent posting of the LOHUD staff’s personal information, I think this should be the reaction to every publication, public figure, politician, etc. that advocates for gun control and against common sense.
In other words, from now on, we LOHUD the bastards. No big deal, right? The police will protect them, should there be any problems.
Here’s a good starting point: SJMN’s staff info on Linked In:
Wayne is so right that it hurts! He told the truth and nothing but the truth. Damn all gun grabbing dims to hell.
and this should be the response:
We find it important enough to use armed guards to protect our money at banks, our politicians in D.C. and our celebritards in Hollyweird.....
But they find it inconceivable that we use armed guards to protect our children at schools.
How ignorant are these people?
With marxists, the first amendment is not welcome. Neither is the second amendment. Neither is the constitution’s divison of power.