by KTLA 5 Web Staff
Politicians and pundits made the Sunday morning talk show rounds to discuss gun control.
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What is so hard to about this? Celebrities and other high ranking people use armed security to stay safe but its to good for our children.
The biggest problem is that armed guards in schools wouldn’t do any good. Columbine had one. Didn’t stop them. And they weren’t armed with Bushmasters. My daughters school has one. I would be truly amazed if he managed to get off that one magic kill shot before the multiple rounds per second took him down.
What the NRA fails to recognize is that real life is not a Clint Eastwood movie. I took one of their “gun safety” classes when the need to remove the firearms from the home of a severely mentally disturbed relative. The first thing the instructor said was “if only one person had been armed at ….those people wouldn’t have died.” Sure. Assuming that that one person is a perfect shot, doesn’t get nervous under fire. and are also bullet proof. In other words, Dirty Harry. But let’s assume that they are an actual real human being, with adrenaline coursing through their veins because someone is shooting at them and like most of us, they are not used to that. Their hands are going to shake. They will also probably be trying not to get shot because there’s nothing like bullets flying to remind you of your mortality. The chances that that random individual is going to manage to take down a mentally unhinged person with an assault rifle are probably about the same as getting hit by lightning while being bitten by a shark in your bathtub. The chances of accidentally hitting at least one innocent bystander in the process are considerably higher, however. Now lets multiply that a few times. Say, for instance, that we’re in a Texas fast food restaurant. And in walks a guy with a gun who does not happen to be wearing a black cowboy hat or a t-shirt saying “Crazed shooter–aim here.” And since we’re in Texas, at the sound of gun fire, EVERYBODY pulls out their guns. But who is the bad guy? Hmmm, better shoot everybody with a gun, just to be on the safe side. See the problem with the NRA’s logic?
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Discussions of gun control follow the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15.
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