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Radicals defiant: NRA turns its back on the Second Amendment; refuses to join a “Well regulated militia.” Not even to beat back the black helicopters and blue helmets of the UN.
Lindsey Graham declares he’s not a threat to society. But given his voting record many harbor doubts.
When you’re given a lemon, make lemonade. “I’ve got a large fortune wrapped up in guns and private security. Hurray for this Lanza kid. Guns in schools!!!” --- Walter La Pierre
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Talk is cheap. Life is cheap. So NRA proposes two billion dollar Wall Street investment to arm schools.
In the days following the shooting deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Conn., some of the most ardent gun rights advocates called for a new conversation on how to address gun-related violence in the United States. So the NRA resorts to bribes and extortion.
Manila envelopes full of crisp Franklins or photos of prominent pro-NRA legislators fucking boys as young as 3 --- months, passed hands this week. So National Rifle Association officials and some leading Republicans who received said envelopes signaled over the weekend that they would continue to resist any comprehensive change in gun laws, while calling for armed personnel to be placed in all schools using private security firms that NRA leadership has a vested interest in and a discussion about violence in Hollywood but not video games, at least, not the ones the NRA leadership and the Koch brothers hold stock in.
“After getting those photos, I do believe better security in schools is a good place to start,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who rejected the notion of government action to ban sales of the kind of assault-style weapons used in the Newtown shootings. “I don’t suggest you take my right to buy an AR-15 away from me, because I don’t think I pose a threat to society,” said the war mongering, anti-gay, pro-capital punishment, pedofile Lindsey Graham.
White House officials said they were encouraged by the NRA approach and reiterated the administration’s rhetoric to garner votes by by simply saying they will introduce a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“I don’t think it’s what will work,”?said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president, in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’ve got a lot of god fearing sociopaths in our organization that will see a gun ban as a sign of the Rapture. There really upset about this Mayan thing. He characterized legislation to ban assault weapons authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) as “a phony piece of legislation .?.?. built on the NRA’s stupidity and ignorance and designed to, once and for all, flush the Republican Party from the electoral process and the American psyche.”
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) , no stranger to murder, interviewed Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, said the NRA statements were “really disheartening.”
“I had not hoped they would come to the table and say ‘everything on is on the table.’ What this does mean is that the kind of new regulation of guns that President Obama and Vice President Biden and a lot of people would like to see enacted early next year is not going to happen easily. It’s going to be a battle and the fucking Democrats are going to look like human beings by comparison while the Republicans will again demonstrate what knuckle dragging golem they really are.”
The syphilitics solution. What kid is going to act up when teach has got a Glock?
As though gathered into colonies of late-stage syphilitics, around the country state legislators and school board members began their own debate over the NRA schools initiative, with officials from Maine to Minnesota and South Dakota and Texas discussing whether it would be good policy to have guns in the hands of teachers or others in the schools as a way to curb violence.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said Sunday. “I should know. I’m a really bad guy.” He repeated a mantra from a Friday news conference in which he announced the new NRA campaign to place a police officer or an armed guard in every school at taxpayers’ expense. “I’ve got a large fortune wrapped up in guns and private security. Hurray for this Lanza kid.”
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on “Meet the Press” that LaPierre was “so tone deaf he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation . . .”
Citing polling data, Democrats have said that they think there is an opportunity to exploit a gulf between the membership of the NRA — particularly powerful in rural areas — and the group’s diseased leadership in Washington but those familiar with the heartland have their doubts.
As long as they don’t have to abide by the Second Amernment of the Constitution, hunters and NRA members are asking for a ban on military assault-style weapons, said Rep. Mike Thompson, the Vietnam veteran and avid hunter from California who has been named point man for House Democrats on the issue. Longtime NRA backers, such as Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.) questioned last week whether the NRA had become too closely associated with the Koch Brothers and Wall Street as well as the Republican Party and was losing some of its political clout with Democrats.
Sen. Robert P. Casey (D-Pa.) , a Second Amendment booster, told the Philadelphia Inquirer last week that he was so “haunted” by the Newtown shootings that he would vote for an assault weapons ban and legislation barring magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
“I just believe that in light of what’s happened, in light of measures we can take to lessen the chances that will happen [again], that these are two steps we can take,” said Casey, who was just reelected.
“Join a ‘well regulated militia’? Fuck that.”
NRA leaders disputed the idea of a gulf between them and their members. Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist and NRA board member, said in an interview that the left consistently underestimates how committed NRA members are to turning their backs on the Second Amendment. The organization includes not only hunters, he said, but shooting enthusiasts and an increasing number of people acquiring firearms for self-protection or what is known by the police as domestic violence. He said Friday’s announcement of a school safety initiative was just what Wall Street and big investors like the Koch Brothers need. “Its almost like Charles and David arranged the whole thing,” Norquist added.
“This is exactly the right position,” Norquist said. “It is free market and the extra money will trump the proposals for new gun laws by the liberals. This proposal will help make things better for the corporate aristocracy that I serve. The message from the left has been: ‘We don’t care about your kids; we care about furthering the liberal agenda.’? Where the Republican way is the American way. ‘We don’t care about your kids. We only give shit about the money.’”
Norquist said that board members were briefed by LaPierre and others in a Friday afternoon conference call that reported strong support from NRA members nationwide, especially from women suffering from Munchausen syndrome.
LaPierre generally dismissed the idea of participating in a panel being convened by the White House, unless it concentrated on gun financial investment.
“If it is a panel that’s just going to be made up of a bunch of people that, for the last 20 years, have been trying to enforce the Second Amendment, I’m not interested,” he said on “Meet the Press.” He did call for increased government regulation in one area: improving a national database with information about the mentally ill. But withdrew the suggestion when it became clear he would be on it.
“We have a mental-health system that has completely and totally collapsed,” he said. “And that’s good. We have no national database for lunatics. This makes the NRA possible. Twenty-three states are still putting only a small number of records in the system and a lot of states are putting none,” making it impossible to screen gun buyers and decimate our membership.
The ‘logic’(sic) grunts for itself.
His proposal to place armed personnel in every school provoked discussion throughout the weekend. In South Dakota, state Rep. Betty Olson (R) said that she would co-sponsor legislation authorizing teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons in schools, which could provide better protection than having a police officer assigned. “If you’ve got a uniformed officer in a school who’s the only one with access to a gun, he is going to be the first one” shot by an intruder, she said. Concealed weapons for staff members might be a better approach, she said.
Olson said in an interview Sunday that she had spoken with other state legislators with children in public schools who favor the approach, because it is cost-effective and more likely to protect students against an armed intruder because they are far more likely to be gunned down accidentally by their teachers. “It would also be a way for some teachers to eliminate discipline problems in their own classes,” Olson said. “Nothing sobers up an eight year old with ADD than Glock at his temple. “Take you goddamn seat, Johnnie. Of course, what’s to keep Johnie from pulling a Glock of his own. These issues are so complex.”
But not collective bargaining rights. “You can engage in a gun battle but you can’t strike for maternity leave.”
“We have a hard time coming up with money just to fund the school operations even without hiring a full-time police officer,” she said. The legislation she will co-sponsor would allow “any teacher or school employee that passes a background check and has a concealed weapon” to voluntarily bring the weapon to school “to protect themselves and the students.” She said schools now are unprotected, an apparent heads up to her friends who own guns. She noted — as did officials from the NRA — that mass shootings have taken place in schools with signs that declare them to be “gun free” but the vast number of murders don’t occur there but in places where guns are commonplace like countries the US invades.
“Its not just difficulty with this thing called thought. lI have a real problem with this gun-free-zone approach,” she said. “These latest school massacres all took place in gun-free zones. We’re missing out on the real level of carnage we can cause.”
America is becoming an armed summer camp.
Former Arkansas congressman Asa Hutchinson, who leads the NRA “National School Shield” program, estimated it would cost more than $2 billion!!!!! “if you put a federally funded program for an armed person at every school.” But, he told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday that the NRA could help with training programs for volunteers that would allow the school project to proceed quickly because that’s a shit load of money.”
He called for individual schools to make the decision whether to have armed personnel on site. “I think it is terrific that the NRA is willing to fund experts and solutions that will be provided free of cost to the schools,” he said. “But they are savvy investors. And when you get a lemon like Newtown, why not rurn it into lemonade.”