The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre today:
the National Rifle Association knows that there are millions of qualified active and retired police; active, reserve and retired military; security professionals; certified firefighters and rescue personnel; and an extraordinary corps of patriotic, trained qualified citizens to join with local school officials and police in devising a protection plan for every school. We can deploy them to protect our kids now. We can immediately make America’s schools safer — relying on the brave men and women of America’s police force.
Let’s say a school has 100-1000 students, odds are you can find plenty of students who have grandfathers who are retired ex police, ex military, ex law enforcement etc etc etc. These are people who have used weapons, have been trained with weapons and know how to use them with responsibility.
While retirement can be pleasant one of the thing that can be hard is no longer having responsibility. Going from a position of respect to a position where people just see you as old.
So here is my solution:
What if in each school you had 5 of those grandfathers volunteering for a day to be in the school to patrol the school either armed, or with a weapon or two in a safe in the principal’s office that only they and one other have the combination to?
Kathryn Findlay today
— Kathryn Findlay (@kathrynfindlay) December 21, 2012
Yup, sure sounds like it doesn’t it?
The left is hitting him for this in a way they haven’t gone after me, but I have a question for them. LaPierre said:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,”
If that wasn’t true, why did the shooter in CT only kill himself when armed police turned up?
I don’t expect an answer, it’s much easier for reporters to attack the NRA instead.