Tuesday, December 25, 2012

N.R.A - Put Armed Officers in Schools; We Already Are!

The media seemed outraged when the vice president of the N.R.A., Wayne LePierre, called for armed guards at our schools.  He claims that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

"Nobody should have a gun!" is the rallying cry in response to the shootings in Connecticut.  The reality is that there are over 300 million guns in the United States, the vast majority owned by law abiding citizens, though that number may be disproportionately skewed in Baltimore City.  Skewed in favor of the bad guys, that is.

Speaking of Baltimore City, the idea of having armed guards in schools is not a new idea.  In fact, it's an idea that's already in place.  Baltimore City has had armed officers in city schools for decades.  And Baltimore isn't the only city.  Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and St. Louis all have armed officers in schools.  Why do these school districts have armed guards?  To protect the students, of course!!!

Notice that Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not criticize the N.R.A. in the wake of their response on her Twitter page.  Even our fearless governor did not speak out against the idea on his Twitter page, as he was the mayor of the Baltimore and there were armed guards in schools then.

It'll be interesting to see what O'Malley says about gun control when he runs for President and we all point that out.  He'll have to spin it someway else.  "The evil killers at the N.R.A. made me put armed guards in schools!"

Remember, the only way to stop a bad politician with an idea is a good politician with an ideal.

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