. . .and armed security in every school! Here’s a blip of National Rifle Association Executive Director Wayne LaPierre, explaining why we need lots more armed guards of public displays of weaponry.
Note: There are 132,128 public and private elementary, middle and high schools in the United States. And some schools are pretty big — it’s not clear at all that a single armed officer could prevent a massacre at one of those by a suicidal manic. Remember Columbine? It had armed guards.
And, what about the malls (47,835)? The movie theaters (6,000 theaters with 38,000+ screens)? The supermarket parking lots (36,569)? The churches (450,000)? And other places where there a lot of people? Before you know it, we’ll have a full-blown police state.
Bonus from Think Progress: The 10 craziest quotes from the NRA’s press conference.