Appearing on Fox News Sunday following the mass murder of 20 children and 7 adults in Newtown, CT, congressman Louie Gohmert(R-TX) expressed his wish that the principal of Sandy Hook elementary school had been armed herself so she could have killed Adam Lanza before he went on his deadly rampage.
Responding to Gohmert’s comments Monday New York City Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg said that such a view point was “Stupid”. Nanny Bloomberg would go on to say that, “I don’t know what the gun would’ve done.”
Naturally Nanny Bloomberg isn’t the only anti-gun, second amendment hating, liberal to react to congressman Gohmert’s remarks. Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign To Stop Gun Violence, is quoted as calling Rep. Gohmert’s call for Sandy Hook staff to have been armed, “Insane”. Dan Gross would also say that it’s, “Important not to devolve into that conversation or be distracted by it, because any sensible American knows the answer to violence isn’t more violence, the answer to guns isn’t more guns.” Gross wasn’t finished he also said, “I would hope that the representative is ultimately held accountable for irresponsible statements like that, that only undermine our public health and safety rather than solving this problem that these people so desperately want solved and that now our entire nation so desperately want solved,” CNSNews-Brady Campaign President: Gohmert’s comments “insane”
This Dan Gross guy and the rest of the Brady Campaign are a collection of people who down right hate guns and his positions in regards to congressman Gohmert and the Sandy Hook tragedy are down right wrong. To educate Dan Gross and the entirety of the Brady Campaign I am simply going to recommend to all of them that they sit down and read John Lott’s book More Guns, Less Crime.
While not speaking directly about congressman Gohmert, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten had this to say in the wake of what happened at Sandy Hook, “Firearms have absolutely no place in our schools—the Dec. 14, 2012, tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is a chilling and heartbreaking reminder of this. Permitting firearms in schools—visible or concealed—enables a dangerous set of circumstances that can result in similar tragic outcomes. We should be doing everything we can to reduce the possibility of any gunfire in schools, and concentrate on ways to keep all guns off school property and ensure the safety of children and school employees.” Breitbart-Teachers union: Sandy Hook proves schools should be gun-free zones
I’d like to remind the AFT union President that Sandy Hook was a gun-free zone right up until the time Adam Lanza forced his way into the building and committed his atrocity. Columbine high school in Colorado was a gun-free zone and those two students were still able to commit that horror. The movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that was the scene of the Dark Knight Rises massacre was a gun-free zone. In fact of all the movie theaters in that area the shooter in that case didn’t pick the biggest one, or the one closest to his apartment, he picked THE ONLY ONE that was a gun-free zone. As John Lott has been saying in his media appearances since the Newtown tragedy nearly all of this nations mass shootings have occurred in gun-free zones. Killers like Adam Lanza pick places(as evidenced by the Aurora shooters choice in theaters) where they know they will be the only ones armed to commit their crimes. The Right Scoop-Texas school district allows teachers to carry concealed weapons
Short of turning every school in the nation into a prison complete with guard towers and 20 foot high walls topped with barbed wire you will never be able to keep people like Adam Lanza away. So instead of making every grade school the equivalent of Fort Knox lets do something simpler and that would be far more effective, get rid of gun-free zones and armed teachers and school staff.
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