Shooting Themselves in the Foot: The NRA’s School Safety Report

By Griffin Jones

I do not own a firearm at this point, but I support gun rights for a few reasons.

1). Access to firearms is necessary to protect the balance of power between individuals and the government.

2). I oppose military expansionism. The idea behind private citizens owning high capacity firearms and forming militias is that our national defense is not supposed to involve a large standing military that is based around the world.

3). I expect a war on guns to be as futile as The War on Drugs and The War on Terror. It already is. Gun prices have more than doubled and the demand trumps supply of ammo.

The National Rifle Association certainly champions Point #1. They don’t hold back on communicating the threat of a police state. The threat of a police state is certainly the galvanizing force behind the zeal of many gun rights proponents.

So when pressured to come up with an alternative to increasing restrictions on gun ownership as a solution to prevent gun violence in schools, the NRA proposes…armed personnel in public schools. Love it. I actually can’t think of a better way to protect personal liberty and prevent a police state than armed police (private and public) at every level of the government funded institutions that teach people how to think.

Whew. That was close.


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