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Philly Mayor on NRA’s Idea of Putting Armed Guards in Schools: That’s a ‘Dumb@ss Idea’

The NRA’s solution to gun violence has been to add more guns to America’s schools. During a press conference, NRA head Wayne NutterLaPierre said that the only solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

However, gun control advocates have been quick to point out that there were guards at Columbine, and that Fort Hood was a base full of heavily armed service people.

Today on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called LaPierre’s suggestion a “dumb@ss idea.”

Luke Russert, who was filling in for Andrea Mitchell, expressed concerns that putting off gun legislation could cause it to stall in Congress. “There is a worry amongst some folks that once time passes, once we get past the State of the Union, that this could fizzle out,” Russert said.

“Not going to happen,” Nutter quickly responded. “I think the public has been shocked and their conscious has been put on the carpet here with this one.”

Nutter also took on the logic that school shootings mean schools should have more armed guards, saying that by that logic, the incident where two firefighters were shot means that first responders should arrive on the scene packing heat.

“I think it just shows that that was a completely dumb@ss idea from the start,” Nutter concluded.

What do you think? Is gun control on the way, or is America headed toward being the Wild Wild West?

 

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19 comments

  1. Like the man said 'Dumb Ass idea! Unfortunately, many men 'think' a gun is proof you have 'balls' or guts to do what you would not normally do. Agree.

    • this isnt about some one having a gun to compensate for balls what are you going to do run and body slam a crazy and use pure man power to stop bullets from hurting you? well trained and armed security at every school is far better idea stopping the crazy before they even enter the building and shoot some one.

  2. All I'll say Mayor, is if the firefighter blown away in the cab of his fire truck had a gun, he would have at least had a chance. I've worked in your city and you need to get a lot of your officers in shape, before you think anything is a dumb so forth and so on.

  3. Its so funny the debate is on high powered, high ammunition clips rifles and guns. That’s the issue whether access should be limited to these types of guns, AK-47, hand guns with high round clips. They are trying to hijacking the conversation with talk of “taking your guns” when the talk is limited to military grade style guns and magazines. No other country even the ones with higher “guns” per capita have gun violence like the US. They regulate the types of guns for ordinary citizens.

  4. It is not dumb, that is how white people solve problems, they use voilence. Yhat is the only solution they know.Why do you think they full the world up with weapons of mass destruction?. Savagry is their way of solving problems. Blacks are right behing them. The only difference, when the blacks kill each other they end up in jail, or get they get the death sentence. The whites just declare war on the poor people of the world and kill them.Now we understand why white people do not support the International Courts of Justice. The do not want to have to face the justice of the rest of the world given their track record on crime against humanity..

  5. Another dumb ass idea from the NRA. For those who need guns to protect them from a rouge government, I suggest you volunteer for duty in Afghanistan. If trained military ever came for you it is best you come out with a white flag as you are no match for their training or weapontry. To continue to put citizens in danger over some movie idea is insane. A gun group in Utah is conducting “8 hr. staff development” so their teachers can carry weapons in the classroom. I do not believe our elected officials will have the guts to stand up to the gun lobby. In a short while Sandy Hook will go the way of Columbine, Va. Tech, No. Illinois Univ, Ft Hood, Aurora, the mall in Oregon and all of the daily carnage from firearms. We are headed to a “wild, wild west society and the inmates are running the show”.

  6. Another dumb ass idea from the NRA. For those who need guns to protect them from a rouge government, I suggest you volunteer for duty in Afghanistan. If trained military ever came for you it is best you come out with a white flag as you are no match for their training or weapontry. To continue to put citizens in danger over some movie idea is insane. A gun group in Utah is conducting “8 hr. staff development” so their teachers can carry weapons in the classroom. I do not believe our elected officials will have the guts to stand up to the gun lobby. In a short while Sandy Hook will go the way of Columbine, Va. Tech, No. Illinois Univ, Ft Hood, Aurora, the mall in Oregon and all of the daily carnage from firearms. We are headed to a “wild, wild west society and the inmates are running the show”.

  7. Another dumb ass idea from the NRA. For those who need guns to protect them from a rouge government, I suggest you volunteer for duty in Afghanistan. If trained military ever came for you it is best you come out with a white flag as you are no match for their training or weapontry. To continue to put citizens in danger over some movie idea is insane. A gun group in Utah is conducting “8 hr. staff development” so their teachers can carry weapons in the classroom. I do not believe our elected officials will have the guts to stand up to the gun lobby. In a short while Sandy Hook will go the way of Columbine, Va. Tech, No. Illinois Univ, Ft Hood, Aurora, the mall in Oregon and all of the daily carnage from firearms. We are headed to a “wild, wild west society and the inmates are running the show”.

  8. I agree with David although I would traditionally be of the "leftist" mindset being a blackman and all but 1st goes the guns then comes the control. Thats what is meant by gun control. BTW during the 50's & 60's blacks needed the right to bear arms in alot of areas in the USA.

  9. If there is going to be gun control then it should start with the police. The Founding Fathers gave citizens the right to bear arms because then wanted to be able to defend themselves against a government that abused the power invested in them. If guns are taken from citizens before taken from police then in essence you have justified a police state. This was the Founding Fathers fear.

  10. We have guns to protect us from the government. Hunting is secondary. All governments that want CONTROL of the people first take the guns. Also note that they really are only talking about taking the guns away from law abiding people. The bad guys will always have guns.
    So as you all parrot the leftist talking points remember that they don't have YOUR best interests at heart.

  11. How does adding more guns to America schools equal "gun control?" That isn't eliminating guns I call that adding more gun to the situation. It's an extremely dumb@ss idea. It appears to me that NRA is only supporting the idea of more violence in the school.

    • Laura, the only dummy I know of is you. You asked when was the last time a USA citizen had to protect themselves from tyranny with guns yet you fail to look back at history and do any research. Why the dumb question – I can tell you the answer to that question but you appear to not even care to know the truth. There were numerous times armed-citizens had to fight tyranny with the 2nd Amendment – do your damn homework.

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