Steven Kurlander: Fighting words subvert true gun control debate
Published in The Sun Sentinel on 12/20/2012
“When influential guys like LaPierre take a stand like wanting to make an armed fort out of every elementary school, there’s no middle ground, there’s no compromise, and there’s no sane discussion of how to decrease violence in America.”
by Steven Kurlander
Ever hear someone utter fighting words, and instinctively know that equivalent of a world war was about to break out?
Last week, after waiting several days after the Newtown shooting, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre held a “press conference” to critique the ramifications of the massacre where 27 deaths, including 20 children, resulted from bullets unleashed from a Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle.
There, he advocated placing armed police officers or trained security volunteers in every school in America as the real “meaningful solution” to preventing future school massacres.
“Only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Those are fighting words, no doubt about it…
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