At 1/27/13 04:23 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
what the NRA is getting at is Obama gets protection from the SS (Secret Service) armed for the rest of his life, while he he restricts gun ownership to regular citizens which would hamper their own ability to. The NRA is tryng to point out how is that fair?
1. Obama's getting exactly the same treatment that every republican/democrat president has got, it's not because he's better than anyone else, or because he's a hypocrite, its the obvious fact that he is an influential, high profile figure of power with very unique security needs. It's completely justifiable considering the world we live in of violent racists and active terrorism. As I've also stated, there have been 4 assassination attempts on his life already. Its a completely moot point that he has security.
Instead of asking "Are the presidentâEUTMs kids more important than yours?" the advert should really have just phrased it "Are the presiden't kids more likely to be attacked than yours?" Because there is a big difference.
2. There isn't even armed security at the school where his kids go to. The security follow them around where ever they are, and if they aren't in school then the building is not protected.
3. To answer what you said "while he restricts gun ownership to regular citizens", I don't know where you got that idea from. As far as I can tell, he's implementing very timid measures that are long overdue, these measures still make it very feasible for someone to defend themselves and their family. And who seriously thinks they need to walk around with an assault weapon for self defense anyway?
4. The reasons why the NRA have made the ad this way is completely transparent and childish, they are pushing their own political agenda against Obama, they call him "An Elitist hypocrite" because they themselves can not answer the hard questions on gun policy.
- Reasons why the NRA's idea is absolutely fucking terrible and stupid -
Frankly, it is a desperate, bad idea.
There are roughly 100,000 schools in America, and to arm every single one with security, who would all require extensive background checks, equipment, training, benefits, wages and pensions, would be enormously expensive. In the current financial climate this would be money down the drain that we don't have.
More importantly though, it is an often ignored fact by the NRA that out of the 60+ mass shootings that have happened over the past 30 years, none of them have ever been stopped by armed security. The armed security at Columbine and Virginia Tech proved incapable of stopping those mass shooting. In fact shooting rampages have rarely if ever been stopped this way.*
The NRA are deluded, and they haven't thought the problem out well enough, it would no doubt be a terribly expensive and unpopular decision with the majority of Americans.*