I know I’ve posted something similar about gun crime/control before but this appeared on facebook the other day and I thought I’d share it.
I really think that says it all.
Why do Americans protect their right to own guns so forcibly? I mean keeping an old pistol or rifle for sentimental reasons or perhaps historical is fine. Just like farmers might want to own some sort of fire arm for practical reasons. But why would anyone want a machine gun? They’re weapons of war, not simple keepsakes or even useful in the life of an ordinary person.
What surprised me was Wayne LaPierre’s (vice president of the NRA) response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”
Armed guards outside schools is NOT the answer. If kids see people with guns on a regular basis they will start to consider it normal and a world with such a casual attitude to killing machines is not one I want to experience. Even ignoring the obsession with guns you have to ask, who is going to pay for it? In a recession with police budgets being cut (no idea if this is happening America as well as the UK) where is the extra cash going to come from.
Wayne LaPierre lives in a war-torn fantasy land. Where innocent kids fear going to school and money grows on trees.