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NRA Press Conf — “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

NRA Press Conf — “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, conducted a press conference today.

He did not back down on the issue of gun control. He ripped into the media, politicians, the culture and the failure to protect our children. LaPierre called for a police officer in every school, and pledged NRA resources and members for training and implementation.

The line of the press conference was “”The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

The press conference was interrupted twice by Code Pink

Needless to say, Twitter went crazy. Here are some of the more restrained tweets:


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


Gun free zones are target rich environments.
Enforce the laws that already on the books.
Commit to mental institutions those who are diagnosed by 2 independent psychiatrists.
The next time the ACLU sues to oppose this commitment law, remind the public that it was the ACLU that years ago sued and won to “mainstream” mentally ill people.

    Walked my kids to school today, happens to be trash day, saw two bins with Remington boxes protruding from them. One of the houses had prominent Obama signs in their yard throughout the election cycle. This in S. California. Gun rights cross political boundaries.

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Go LaPierre!

    Neo in reply to raven. | December 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    NRA membership rolls are rising rapidly at a record-setting pace, increasing by 8,000 new NRA members per day since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. According to Fox News, both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in the period following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Unlike many who are using the school shooting as a political club, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been staying quiet out of respect for the Newtown victims.

“Going forward, you’ve got liberals calling for Assault Weapons Ban II, NRA calling for cops in schools. Let’s see polls.”
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 21, 2012

Gallup published one just the other day, dummy. On that very question.

Ignorance or are you just waiting for a poll you like?

Ann Coulter has a good article today: We Know How to Stop School Shootings.

Meanwhile, how about we start blaming motor vehicle accidents on the organization that is really at fault for them: the UAW. /S

It is in the gun grabbing Liberals best interests to end in a victory early early early… but either way it will not end early.

This debate will not be over quickly and it will not be pleasant for the emotions-jerking non-factual wobbly approach of the Liberals and they damn well know it.

Their only hope is inciting a grassroots wild fire and that is quite likely to irresponsibly spawn left against right killings.

The Left and the Islamic bullies know all about inciting violence as a political tool. They’ve been at it for centuries.

I’ve asserted you don’t need police officers in schools. Just someone trained in the use of firearms, like a lot of fine military retirees or retired LEOs.

And signs posted around the schools advising that armed people are present and prepared.

Archie Bunker stated this time-honored truth 40 years ago. The lefties went wild with laughter with the thought then, with rage today.

“All you gotta do is arm all your passengers. He ain’t got no more moral superiority there, and he ain’t gonna dare to pull out no rod. And then your airlines, they wouldn’t have to search the passengers on the ground no more, they just pass out the pistols at the beginning of the trip, and they just pick them up at the end! Case closed.”

If you missed it, the video is posted at

Good job by NRA chief, LaPierre

    Thanks. I just read the text of his speech. It was terrific — something a decisive and morally alert President of the United States would say. That we don’t have a single Republican leader who said something like this already or that we could even imagine saying is truly sad.

Code Pink were doing the whole grannies in negligee thing before Madonna jumped on the bandwagon. They are the true innovators.

Cheesecakecrush | December 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I think he forgot one crucial part. “The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns” OR running out of ammunition.

Why not do what a lot of communities already do for their crossing guards; volunteers.

There are plenty of retired servicemen who would be thrilled to offer their time and experience under pressure to patrol the schools. And it can be done for minimal cost compared to fully armed security guards.

What many don’t understand is that security doesn’t have to be present for the entire day. Just the POSSIBILITY of them being there will provide sufficient threat for most crazies to stay away.

Patrols can be organized so that a school is visited by a guard every 10 to fifteen minutes. Done on a random basis, few suicide killers will take the time to plan a strike that might fail because security showed.

The media showed be required/forced by popular opinion to stop naming these soulless people and make them know they will die unsung.

The infotainment industry should have the ratings system revamped and made simpler with four ratings with gun porn harder for teens to get into than light sex porn.

To be effective would take planning and leadership so look for some quick fix that’s ineffective and doesn’t even address the problem that spurred it’s creation.

Obama has yet to show leadership on anything except destroying America so nothing will happen unless he does a few EO’s and he might finally have some lawsuit push back if he does.

2nd Ammendment Mother | December 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

It’s amazing how many people have no idea what is already in place in our local school districts.

Our school district has it’s own large sworn Police Department. At least 1 and usually more sworn police officers carrying a side arm are on duty at every high school campus, every day.They are all in uniform and are highly visible. That policy has been in place for at least 10 years. Those same officers are in attendance at most large sporting events and are known to accompany teams on out of town travel.

I suspect most Americans would be shocked to find out that this policy that has already been in place for many years with very little controversy. Of course, as I recall from attending the Trustee meetings when it was debated, our school district adopted the policy to defend the teachers and staff from the students.

As to whether that policy makes me feel safer? No. The only thing that I am confident in is my children’s ability to recognize danger, examine their options and take appropriate actions whether it’s fight or flight – not in following a bureaucratic direction to huddle in a corner and make yourself a victim.

Further retreat.

“. . . a police officer in every school.” Depending upon where you are schools already resemble fortresses or prisons. Our little up-country rural HS is more fortress – locked doors, a video camera interview before you can get in (with an escort), windows that look like gun-ports. City schools? The same but with chain link fences, bricked up windows, many with metal detectors and guards at the doors now. Then there’s the pledge of “NRA resources and members for training and implementation.” One more step in the Deputizing of America. The list of things we cannot do without the approval of, or certification by, a specially trained, governmentally deputized expert grows longer with each passing day.

Again, we address everything except the problem. Our civil liberties and open society disappear at an ever increasing rate.
Massad Ayoob has written some very good articles on this issue.”…After the Ma’alot massacre in 1974, Israel instituted a policy in which volunteer school personnel, parents, and grandparents received special training from the civil guard, and were seeded throughout the schools armed with discreetly concealed 9mm semiautomatic pistols. Since that time, there has been no successful mass murder at an Israeli school, and every attempt at such has been quickly shortstopped by the good guys’ gunfire, with minimal casualties among the innocent. Similar programs are in place in Peru and the Phillippines, with similarly successful results…”
What doesn’t work as an example was the 10 year ban the Clinton administration imposed on us. What has worked to reduce the crimes is concealed carry permits. Ann Coulter’s latest article includes the crimes that were stopped when concealed carry permit holders showed their guns. In the Clackamas County, Oregon mall shooting, all Nick Melli did was show his weapon and the shooter killed himself instead of the next victim.
LaPierre and NRA are to be applauded and commended. I don’t understand the hysteria of this Code Pink group, don’t they want to stop the slaughter of little children and women working in public schools?

Looking for a “Good Guy With Gun” bumpersticker.

Going after video games is a dumb move.

    Radegunda in reply to Same Same. | December 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Not dumb when you consider how the anti-gun crowd yammers about our “violent gun culture” encouraging people to pick up guns a start massacres.

    So, let’s talk about “culture” then. Let’s talk about everything that has the potential to feed into a murderous rampage, and see if the left is consistent about banning all those things (even if the great majority of users/consumers/owners never hurt anyone).

    Remember, those are the same people who said that Loughner’s rampage was caused by cross hairs on an electoral map, or some unspecified “violent rhetoric” in politics. Let’s make the people who put forward that absurd argument now try to explain why gruesomely graphic video games or movies do nothing at all to increase violent tendencies in anyone.

    Dems are saying that the instrument is responsible for the crime. Why won’t they look into what causes criminal intent?

The line that stood out for me, as a scientist, was this -> “The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters, people that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them”.

That is simply not true. Almost always the shooters are known to the profession of Psychiatry well before the shooting incident.

Which begs the question why does Psychiatry allow the shooting to proceed?

    Radegunda in reply to scleroplex. | December 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Seems to me that sometimes the perp is known to have psychiatric problems but not known to be belligerent. I’ve read that some people who knew Lanza were concerned about protecting him from the ridicule etc. of others, but didn’t imagine that he would explode in violence. Do we now start looking at every austistic or Asperger’s person as a potential mass murdered?

      jimzinsocal in reply to Radegunda. | December 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      I hope we can do better than conclude autistic/asperger’s kids are now more “dangerous” because they arent really. If we read around and learn particularly about Aspergers..I sure dont find anything that suggests they are apt to become more violent.
      With this kid..the shooter…other stuff had to be involved…either a concurrent illnes everyone missed or some “shock” that sent the kid into what we might call a fugue state. If that was the case and he was in some state…a temporary state of mind, we could make a case that perhaps he was more at risk to what he saw play out in some first person shooter video. The importand thing to recall video games dont send normal people out on a killing mission. But who knows with a kid already at risk via some form of autism that finds himself in some fugue state brought on by some emotional upheavel. Ill leave that sort of assessment to a Krauthapper or other experts…Im trying to understand a possible logical progression of events that may explain his actions.

      Good info here:

        jimzinsocal in reply to jimzinsocal. | December 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        ^^Typo. I meant Krauthammer.

        Radegunda in reply to jimzinsocal. | December 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

        Sorry my irony didn’t come through. My question was rhetorical, and my answer is “no.”

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to jimzinsocal. | December 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm

        My personal experience as a sport instructor inc genuine Asbergers is that the kids are very slow moving.To the extent that PRE Spanish Mebtally Disabled Paralympic scandal of 2000 [ revelation 2003 ] there was a push to include them as a category.

        Add to the fact that they just looked at you & gave youno idea if they had even heard let alone understood& even less idea if they were going to do anything about it.

what Beloved2, said, above.
also, consider these–
1. re-open the mental hospitals, lock up a million or two dangerous lunatics.
2. ban any press coverage of the name, bio, background, etc. of mass murderers, as they do in Canada.
3. put metal doors with serious locks on classrooms, as they do in Canada.
4. seek out retired cops and retired military to serve one day per week as armed guards in schools on voluntary unpaid basis.

    jimzinsocal in reply to raven397. | December 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Good ideas I sure think. Any “solution” has to solve individual parts of the issue. Beef up school security via better equipment etc..maybe there needs to be an agreed standard….starting with bullet proof glass at entrances.
    Get some good engineer types involved.
    I mentioned it before and Ill do so again: Im sure Im not the only CT resident (previous) that finds it nearly ironic that CT’s largest Mental Health Facility gathers dust right there in Newtown having been closed in 95 in response to changing attiotudes about locking up folks with mental issues. Certainly our mental health professionals are able to isolate folks that may indeed cause problems down the road.
    Part and parcel of that effort should be an education program for parents laying out danger signals. A checklist for parents so they know what to look for and get them out of some denial about their troubled kids.
    Sometimes the best love you can demonstrate for a child is that “tough love”. Parents need to come to grips with a fact: We arent there to be a kid’s best friend.

After Fast and Furious I wonder if the justice dept. is still secretly involved…

We are being attacked on all Constitutional fronts: financially via Obamacare taxation, gun rights, morally via arbitrary laws…

From Big Government linked piece. I guess everything is different when Saint Clinton said it back then

Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for “COPS in School,” a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.

“Already, it has placed 2,200 officers in more than 1,000 communities across our nation, where they are heightening school safety as well as coaching sports and acting as mentors and mediators for kids in need,” Clinton said.

N.Y.Times, Saturday a.m. Online Edition has gone absolutely Apes**t Nuts Bonkers over the LaPierre news conference yesterday. Their Lefty Pinheads are s’ploding in all sections…even Arts & Leisure & Fashion,’Yo!!!

ALL from Wayne’s simple statement of irrefutable FACT: ONLY thing that can stop an Evil Sleaze Wack Job with a gun is a Good Guy with a GUN. Duuuuuhhhhhhhh…! So simple, yet so utterly impossible for a city bred Lib-Lefty to grasp.