Thursday, December 27, 2012

Security for David Gregory's kids. For yours, not so much...

David Gregory on Meet the Press takes the NRA's Wayne LaPierre to task for proposing armed security for schoolchildren:
David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America...
"You proposed armed guards in school. We'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. Is that a meaningful contribution, Mr. LaPierre, or a dodge?," asked Gregory. 
Later the host suggested that guns don't prevent violence in schools (he cited the mass shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech). "But you would concede that, as good as an idea as you think this is, it may not work. Because there have been cases where armed guards have not prevented this kind of massacre, this kind of carnage. I want you would concede that point, wouldn't you?," Gregory pleaded. 
The NBC host would go on the rest of the segment to suggest that armed guards might not be effective in preventing mass murders at school...
Gregory himself sends his kids to Sidwell Friends, an elite private school in Washington, D.C..

Children at Sidwell Friends are protected by security that includes eleven security officers, including at least several (presumably armed) police officers, and by a bevy of assault-weapon-armed Secret Service officers, who protect the school (President Obama's daughters are the Gregory kids' classmates).

Armed school security is for the children of the gun-control elite. For your kids who are going to school in gun-free zones, well... the elites do promise to make morally-preening futile gestures, and to attend the funerals. 


  1. Let’s not forget the fire fighters. They should all carry assault weapons just-in-case.


    1. actually, there were two firefighters killed by an ex felon in upstate new york a couple of days. The killer used an AR15 semiautomatic. As a convicted felon, it was illegal for him to have the weapon.

      He had it anyway. He killed with it despite gun control.

      Gun control fails to prevent gun crime, again and again and again.

      I note that he spent 18 years or so in prison for killing his grandmother with a hammer. Because of liberal sentencing and probation, he was released from prison instead of serving life, which is what is appropriate for men who kill their grandmothers with hammers.

      Liberals cause more deaths.

    2. I agree, Gun control is a joke in a society flush with automatic weapons.


    3. semi- that is (to forstall the inevitible small minded responses to my typo


    4. @KW:

      Precisely. Just like Prohibition was a joke in a society flush with alcohol. Just like a ban on contraceptives would be a joke in a society flush with contraceptives.

      Some laws are futile. Some laws, in fact, make things worse, as Prohibition did, as gun laws do (by creating gun free zones, etc), and drug laws probably do.

      Also there is the little problem of the Second Amendment.

      Gun control is crap, and makes things worse.

      We need to eliminate gun free zones, make it easier for citizens to protect themselves, provide frequently targeted innocents (schoolchildren) with armed protection, probably get more aggressive with institutionalizing potentially violent people with serious mental illness (the civil liberties issues are tricky, but the public has a right to protection if done within constitutional bounds) put more criminals in jail for longer, among other things.

      In other words, we need to stop electing liberals.

  2. It's difficult to overestimate Progressive stupidity.

    You read, I suppose, about the Journal - News publishing the addresses of gun owners in White Plains? They also published a map... of every gun-free home.

    Now, if I were a burglar, what would I do? Take the chance of looking down the bore of a Mossberg 12-ga loaded up with low-recoil double-ought buck, or...???

    Hm. I'll take door #2, Monty.