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NRA "Solutions" Are Straight Out of Hollywood

johnnyb5 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:28 PM
hey Rachel! armed American citizes defend themselves with firearms on average 250,000 time per year.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:31 PM
Johnny, it's actually over 700,000 times per year.
UltraMan Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:30 PM
That's the low end grudgingly admitted by the gun ban nuts. It's estimated to be 10 times that by gun rights advocates.
SageAdvice68 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:36 PM
Interesting thought on this UltraMan....My nephew who lives in Oklahoma can now carry his Glock .40 right up high on his hip.....Like he ask me the other day......Reckon I may have been in some check out line when some burglar came in to case the joint, but changed his mind and left when he noticed the Glock I was wearing?

IOW these are numbers we will never know.
After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But last week, the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into that particular barrier with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's mouth.

The organization's hysteric solution to gun violence in America is to put designated sitting ducks -- er, "armed police officers" -- in every American school. Apparently the secret is now out that such places are "gun-free," and LaPierre says that "(gun-free school zones) tell every insane killer in America...