NRA’s Press Conference of 12/21/12: An almost masterful strike. (Part 2)

Before I continue, I want to make a point I forgot on the last post: It is my opinion that LaPierre did not gave this speech with the idea to directly change the minds of anybody in the administration, the press or the Anti Gun organizations. Or even to make Gun Owners feel better. This speech was directed to Average Mom & Dad who are scared shitless of sending the kids to school because they are afraid some nutjob will murder them.

Let’s get back to the speech:

They’re our kids. They’re our responsibility. And it’s not just our duty to protect them — it’s our right to protect them…

… Is the press and political class here in Washington so consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and America’s gun owners that you’re willing to accept a world where real resistance to evil monsters is a lone, unarmed school principal left to surrender her life to shield the children in her care? No one — regardless of personal political prejudice — has the right to impose that sacrifice.

Nothing but a clear and direct accusation making both media and politicians responsible for any killing at schools for ignoring the obvious: Crazy bastards will target the innocent & unprotected and instead of taking off after the convenient scapegoats of the NRA and Gun Owners, why just don’t do something realistic like getting a guard dog to keep the fox out the hen-house?

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no national, one-size-fits-all solution to protecting our children. But do know this President zeroed out school emergency planning grants in last year’s budget, and scrapped “Secure Our Schools” policing grants in next year’s budget.
With all the foreign aid, with all the money in the federal budget, we can’t afford to put a police officer in every school? Even if they did that, politicians have no business — and no authority — denying us the right, the ability, or the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm.

I can imagine blood pressure levels going to boiler-busting levels when LaPierre said this as it points out to whomever wants to see that protection was never the idea behind going after Gun Owners but just political power.

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.
The budget of our local police departments are strained and resources are limited, but their dedication and courage are second to none and they can be deployed right now.
I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school — and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of safety is in place when our children return to school in January.

You want to something now? No politics, get something done that makes sense.

Before Congress reconvenes, before we engage in any lengthy debate over legislation, regulation or anything else, as soon as our kids return to school after the holiday break, we need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work — and by that I mean armed security.

 

There’ll be time for talk and debate later. This is the time,
this is the day for decisive action. We can’t wait for the next unspeakable crime to happen before we act. We can’t lose precious time debating legislation that won’t work. We
mustn’t allow politics or personal prejudice to divide us.
We must act now.

Translation: We have the solution here. We have cops and others that can be a protective & effective measure to stop a possible attack. No blue ribbon panels (headed by Uncle Joe Biden A.K.A the presidential jester, that is a bad joke there) that will take too long and will return with the tired old proven failures of before.

Again, Average Mom & Dad is not looking for a lengthy discussion by  Media types or Politicos telling them that the magical unicorn force field will work only if we empty Lake Erie. They want to be assured that their kids will be safe the next day they go to class and that means right the hell now somebody better come up with a solution.

I am amazed that the Media and the Opposition took the bait and attacked the idea. Not only attacked but went full ballistic-foaming-at-the-mouth-ranting against it. “Cops in schools? OMFG! Are you Crazy? That’s gonna get somebody hurt!” is pretty much the message we have heard since the speech. And as they offered no immediate solutions other than “Kill the NRA” we are to believe they rather remain with the status quo which means kids in schools will remain unprotected. Basically they want kids to be held hostage until they get a Gun Ban: that is the message that they are giving and they stand proud on it. It also demonstrates that the “conversation about guns” that they have been telling us they wanna have is just a bunch of rubbish. If they were willing to have a conversation, they would have at least say “Well, let us see what all this means and we will get back to you on Monday” or, “We agree that our schools need immediate security, but we also have to seek long time solutions.” But they did neither instead declared their obvious hate for the NRA, Gun Owners and called Law Enforcement Officers a bunch of incompetent imbeciles that shouldn’t be allowed to be near children. Nice job Sparky!

WE WILL KEEP YOUR KIDS AT THE MERCY OF DERANGED KILLERS UNTIL WE GET WHAT WE WANT.
Signed, Gun Control Advocates

This has to be the message we pounce everywhere: Gun Control Advocates are nothing more than self-confessed terrorists that really do not care about the children or people in general but on their own political gain.

The NRA speech was a monkey wrench tossed at the gears of the crunch machine that is set on (by their own admission) gain political advantage of the Sandy Hook Tragedy. We will see how well does it gum up the works, but so far and by the level of rage & loudness coming out of the “journalists” it has shaken the narrative enough to make people take a pause.

Now, what did this speech did not do? Some of the rumblings I have heard out there:

- It did not call for an elimination of Gun Free Zones. True. And I am deadly set against the GFZs in case you haven’t noticed. It was not the time or proper forum to address the elimination of GFZs and would have been seen as a cross political maneuver: “Them gun nuts just want to take their assault machine guns in our schools!” and that would have been a distraction and give them unnecessary ammunition.

-Why did he have to go against Video Games? Do you think Video Games make people killers? I don’t think so either and I agree that it was dumb unless there is some information I don’t have such as campaign contributions to Anti Gun causes and this was used as means to embarrass the hell out of them. We know the bunch of Hollywood actors that have no qualms in voicing their anti gun/anti violence opinions but don’t mind making a bundle of money shooting up people in the screen with the biggest baddest guns available.

- It made the Mainstream Media very mad at us. They are gonna crucify us. I have news, they hate us already and have been doing so for a long time. Years ago I though the Media was just lazy and misinformed when it came to guns, but now and after many people tried to reach them and with the advent of that thing called Internet and the other things called Search Engines, the idea that they report things erroneously by mistake does not stand scrutiny. Michael Bane said something along the lines of “I did not know how important was a free press until we lost it.” and lose it happened long time ago. What we have here (with very few exceptions) is outright political propagandists posing as impartial journalists.

-This idea is bad and should not be implemented because we are gonna have a new version of TSA is our schools. This complain has popped from some people in the Libertarian side of things, which type of Libertarian I have no idea since apparently are so many flavors that I can’t keep track of them. My take is that it will not bring a new version of TSA and probably it will force States to finally kill Gun Free Zones in schools. Budgets are tight and there are already several states contemplating legislation to allow teachers & staff to carry in school grounds. I cannot think of a single firearm instructor that would not teach firearms safety and defensive use of a gun for free to a teacher or school staff. I would even go as far as betting on gun companies giving LEO discounts to the teachers and staff.

Our job as Gun Owners is to beat the drum loud and long. We need to pester our representatives and make sure they don’t cave to the pressure of Washington politics and Media criticism. And we also need to condemn those in the Gun Control advocacy side that want write checks with their politics that innocent people will have to pay with their lives.

WE WILL KEEP YOUR KIDS AT THE MERCY OF DERANGED KILLERS UNTIL WE GET WHAT WE WANT.
Signed, Gun Control Advocates

This is the meme, now go use it in any variation you see fit.

8 thoughts on “NRA’s Press Conference of 12/21/12: An almost masterful strike. (Part 2)”

  1. “Cops in schools? OMFG! Are you Crazy? That’s gonna get somebody hurt!”

    Somebody like TWENTY INNOCENT CHILDREN AND SIX FACULTY MEMBERS!?

    Anybody who used THAT argument should be charged as an accomplice. The sentence should be a public admission to the parents and family members that their actions were directly responsible for their children and friends’ deaths.

  2. “I cannot think of a single firearm instructor that {insert word “NOT”} would teach firearms safety and defensive use of a gun for free to a teacher or school staff.”

    1. I certainly will. And I’ll bring to the table a state-of-the-art judgmental shooting simulator with dozens of active-shooter scenarios to orient the teachers on exactly what types of situations they will face if they confront an active shooter.

  3. At least in the two counties where I lived here in Northern Virginia, there is a dedicated school resource officer who is treated as part of the faculty and assists with disciplinary matters.

    So the whole ‘a cop in every school’ meme they’re trying to say is a load of bull. I have only seen my school’s officer’s gun in his holster, never in his hands. The fact his police cruiser is in a very clearly marked and obvious parking spot reserved for him (said ‘police’) was also a deterrent.

  4. I even liked the brief shout out to Bill Clinton. This does a few things in my opinion; it acknowledged his part in trying to put police in schools, crosses the isle, so to speak, to demonstrate that this is not a political issue and the NRA is willing to give credit where credit is due, and that they are throwing the liberals a bone saying “hey not everything you do is terrible, here is one good thing and we acknowledge that so now acknowledge our good ideas”. To call this biased politically after that I think is a hard argument to make but unfortunately that isn’t going to happen.

  5. Wait. With all due respect, are they seriously saying and believeing that having policemen taking guard at schools is dangerous? If they do not even trust their law enforcement, then, who is it that will make their children safer? Do they expect someone to magically make guns disappear by passing insane and excessive anti-gun legislation? That pretty much debunks and contradicts one of their most common arguments, in which they say they believe law enforcement, but not the citizens, should have these dangerous, hi-cap, assault clips. (I know it’s not the correct term)

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