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LaPierre Slams Obama’s SOTU Address

HermanBB Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:02 PM
Besides schools we had multiple shooting deaths in 2012 at a church, movie theatre and a shopping mall. Armed guards at everyone of those?
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:54 PM
Not armed guards. Armed citizens. One of the shopping mall shootings was stopped by an armed citizen. When the perp saw the armed citizen he shot himself.
YassirSanchez Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:25 PM
No at a Shopping Mall shooting here in Texas an armed citizen who was legally carrying a pistol was able to stop the criminal from proceeding until the Police arrived saving possibly dozens of lives. If it were up to people like you all criminals could go about their business at their pleasure without worrying about armed resistance.

Thankfully attitudes like yours are WOEFULLY rare here in Texas.
scrow Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:13 PM
Armed guards _are_ the compromise between no protection (pro gun control) and total freedom to carry guns (no one, really, but let's say anti-gun control for the sak of argument).

So let's hear the compromise. The current ones aren't cutting it.
Dyadd Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:08 PM
Nope.

But armed guards are not nearly as effective as armed citizens. Modern America is the last place a rational human being would want to be without a gun. Safer in the "Wild West".
Cambermeister Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:06 PM
HermanBB, do you believe there's a possible compromise on this issue?

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre issued a scathing response to the State of the Union address, saying the “president displayed a level of political fraud and public deception that cannot be ignored.”

Speaking at the National Wild Turkey Federation convention in Nashville on Thursday, LaPierre took issue with the fact that the president completely ignored “school safety” in his SOTU address even though that was the impetus for his gun-control push.

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the president said, “If we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe, then nothing...