Protect Our Children or Disarm the Nation?

Everyone is still in an uproar over guns and gun control following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  They want to outlaw assault weapons and restrict large ammo magazines and all kinds of other things to prevent it from happening again.

But we had a ban on assault weapons for over 10 years and what happened?  Columbine!  Two students still managed to get the weapons they needed to enter their own school and shoot fellow students and teachers, proving that a ban on assault weapons didn’t work and didn’t prevent anything.

Now all of the bleeding heart liberals are up in arms concerning the statements made by Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the NRA.  They claim his statements are uncaring and irresponsible.  So what did LaPierre say?

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away?”

“Politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.”

“How have our nation’s priorities gotten so out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses, even sports stadiums are all protected by armed security.”

“We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family – our children – we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless.”

“And the monsters and the predators of the world know it and exploit it.”

“How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame from a national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity that they crave while provoking others to try to make their mark?”

“But what if when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, he’d been confronted by qualified armed security? Will you at least admit it’s possible that 26 little kids that 26 innocent lives might have been spared that day?”

“Is the press and the political class here in Washington, D.C., so consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and American gun owners that you’re willing to accept a world where real resistance to evil monsters is a lone, unarmed school principal left to surrender her life to shield those children in her care? No one – regardless of personal political prejudice – has the right to impose that sacrifice.”

“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?”

“Even if they did that, politicians have no business and no authority denying us the right, the ability and the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm.”

What did he say wrong?  He spoke the truth.  We defend everything of value with armed security of kind or another.  If we value our kids and they are becoming targets for deranged people, then shouldn’t we be protecting them with armed security as well?

He also has a very valuable point about all the foreign aid we send to other countries.  Let’s keep that money here at home to protect one of our nation’s most valuable assets: our children.

But the liberals believe this is idea is insensitive and that LaPierre should be tarred and feathered and run out of town with Piers Morgan.  So what is their solution?  Unarm the rest of America.  Not only will the schools remain unprotected, but so will the nation as a whole.  And what happens to an unprotected nation?  It soon finds itself the victim of a stronger well-armed nation, that’s what.

It all boils down to this: we either protect our children or disarm the nation and fall to the first country that invades us.  I know which one I prefer, what about you?