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  •  The scariest thing he proposed (35+ / 0-)

    was having the NRA set up and run the program that would put what would essentially be a paramilitary under their control, into every school in this country. This has got to be one of the most militant, extremist organizations in the country and they want to run security for our schools and places their people there? It's like something out of movie. They'd be in a position to hold every school in America hostage if they don't get their way on something.

    N.R.A. Envisions ‘a Good Guy With a Gun’ in Every School

    Mr. LaPierre said his organization would finance and develop a program called the National Model School Shield Program, to work with schools to arm and train school guards, including retired police officers and volunteers. The gun rights group named Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman from Arkansas and administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, to lead a task force to develop the program.

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    But what the N.R.A. proposed would expand the use of armed officers nationwide and make greater use of not just police officers, but armed volunteers — including retired police officers and reservists — to patrol school grounds. The organization offered no estimates of the cost.

    #1 I don't trust the NRA to do anything of the sort. #2 I'm sure they'd set up the program, then eventually want to charge for the "services". Just another way to put taxpayer $'s into their grubby private hands.

    "Compassion is the radicalism of our time." ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama -7.88, -6.21

    by Siri on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:17:15 PM PST

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    •  From what part of the effing country (12+ / 0-)

      would they draw their "protection troops"?

      The scariest thing he proposed
      as having the NRA set up and run the program that would put what would essentially be a paramilitary under their control, into every school in this country. This has got to be one of the most militant, extremist organizations in the country and they want to run security for our schools and places their people there? It's like something out of movie.
      Yeah a scihorror movie.
      I wonder how urban and black and brown people would fare in such a facist state?
      The more the NRA speaks the more its insanity is revealed.
      This is an organization being run by amateures, these fuckers have demonstrated a complete lack of scholarship, education and sensitivity. These are "bubbas" who are in charge of a very powerful tool. These cretins are unaware of the world in which they exist.
      What we saw today, was the NRA climbing down out of a tree, and moving away dragging its knuckles.

      The Democrats now own everything from the center right to the far left. the republicans and the filthy robberbarons occupy the extreme right fringe.

      by longtimelurker on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:58:02 PM PST

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    •  He said they would fund it. Maybe we should (6+ / 0-)
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      make them invest the money and then back out of the program. People have calculated it would cost billions for armed guards at 100,000 schools. Obama should call their bluff and run them dry of funds.

      •  They would fund it (5+ / 0-)
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        at public expense.

        The NRA just proposed a property tax increase for every public school district in the US. As well as a tuition increase for every private school.

        Tax increases costing jobs and causing another recession?

        Socialism?

        Who would have thought?

        As I sail against the tide, for what I believe is right.

        by Toes on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 05:35:55 AM PST

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    •  And it still wouldn't protect anybody. (5+ / 0-)
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      It's pure fantasy to think that armed guards will stop a skilled killer.  

    •  Just what we need,more George Zimmermans! (6+ / 0-)
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      "A lie makes it halfway around the world before the truth gets it shoes on." Mark Twain

      by pipercity1 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 03:42:06 AM PST

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    •  The NRA is proposing a privately run military (0+ / 0-)

      at the same time they're working on telling everyone to beware of federal & local armed military presence that threatens person liberty.

      Let's keep throwing that in their face, all the time 24/7.

      Cretins.

      Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

      by CA wildwoman on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:12:44 PM PST

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