I post this not to just piss Steve off, but because I can't quite rap my mind around this. We have had 20 school kids slaughtered and the NRA's best response is to say, let's just put an armed person in each building. That is their entire approach Hutchinson Recommends One Armed Person In Every School Building | TPM LiveWire
Well, not completely. They don't want to do universal background checks. They don't want any limitation on the people who like to play army on the weekends. Or who fantasize about Obama coming in a Black Helicopter to take away all their guns. Those people must be respected. Their paranoia isn't bad, it is a good thing for the NRA--and something that should be stoked and encouraged. Fear your government and get ready to die in a hail of bullets as you stand your ground and defend your castle. Or perhaps, you just shoot an innocent person or yourself in a fit of suicidal depression.
Either way, the NRA don't care.
Until Adam Lanza went into that school building shooting, he was the poster child for the gun culture (again, not responsible and sober gun owners). He had, as we now know, a virtual arsenal of guns and ammo (all helped by his mother, of course) and was ready for whatever came his way.
So Asa Hutchinson's response from the NRA is that we just need more armed people. It don't matter if they occasionally fire their weapon accidentally in school, or even if they leave their loaded weapon in the bathroom. No. More guns are better.
Of course, if we think about this, the absolute lack of response here is unbelievable. As I think John Oliver has quipped, one guy tried to blow up a plane with his shoe and we all have to take our shoes off. People shoot up schools, movie theaters and political rallies and our only response is to have more guns.
5 minutes. Reminds me of a great Gretchen Peters' song by the same name. "In just five minutes, your whole life can change." A shooter, possibly with body armor, and certainly armed with an arsenal (as they all are in these cases) moving quickly with purpose, and our response is one armed person--not in body armor, and not armed to the teeth. One magical gun will stop those shooters.
It better, because according to the NRA we aren't going to do one thing more to stop or prevent these shootings. Not one thing. No gun owner should ever be inconvenienced at all.