I personally think they should save the money and arm several teachers, then train them. The main thing is we’re not giving up the 2nd amendment, it’s not just for hunting, It’s our 2nd amendment right and can’t be revoked without amending the Constitution, then the States must agree to it as well.. That’s the road they went down in the UK , then later ban all guns. Now the Brits want them back. The President has NO role in the formal amendment process, it is all Congress and the States. He cannot veto an amendment proposal, nor a ratification. This point is clear in Article 5, and was reaffirmed by the Supreme Court in Hollingsworth v Virginia (3 US 378 )
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who’s retiring from the House next week, took on the National Rifle Association’s goal of having every U.S. school protected by armed police or guards, arguing that government involvement in trying to reduce violence is misguided.
“While I certainly agree that more guns equals less crime and that private gun ownership prevents many shootings, I don’t agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence,” the libertarian-leaning Paul wrote on his website today.
Poll on One News Now @ 10:15 AM CST:
The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”
The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.
The group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference that, quote, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
He also blamed video games, movies and music videos for exposing children to a violent culture day in and day out.
“In a race to the bottom, many conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate, and offend every standard of civilized society, by bringing an even more toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty right into our homes,” LaPierre said.
From OneNewsNow: LaPierre blamed the media for what he called its “misinformation campaign.”
“Rather than face their own moral failings, the media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws, and fill the national media with misinformation and dishonest thinking that only delay meaningful action and all but guarantee that the next atrocity is only a news cycle away.”
And LaPierre pointed out that President Obama was instrumental in cutting federal funding to protect children.
“This president zeroed out school emergency planning grants in last year’s budget. And scrapped ‘Secure Our Schools’ policing grants in next year’s budget. With all the foreign aid the United States does, with all the money in the federal budget, can’t we afford to put a police officer in every single school?”
What’s the better solution: armed officers in schools –
or stricter gun-control laws? VOTE