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Democrats Now Claiming That Cops in Schools Won’t Stop School Shootings
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 22, 2012 @ 10:21 pm In The Point | 23 Comments
At this point the NRA could come out with a call for an assault rifle ban and the Democrats would immediately jeer that too. The response to the NRA’s call for police officers in schools is a road sign of just how nuts the Democratic Party has become.
Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, the incoming vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said the NRA’s idea is “the exact opposite direction the American people want us to move in,” adding that the American people “were expecting a completely different response” from the pro-gun lobby.
“It’s an incredibly false notion to think that simply by having armed guards in our schools that somehow that will deter someone who is dead-on going to try to take not only the lives of other people but in this case and other cases themselves as well,” Crowley said at a Capitol Hill news conference Friday afternoon. “The way in which the NRA is approaching this now is irrational.”
Who’s irrational here?
Clearly it’s irrational to think that having armed guards will stop an armed attack. Because school shooters are the Terminator and absolutely nothing can stop them except an assault rifle ban. Or maybe some sort of magic spell.
Oddly though when threatened by an armed man, the irrational approach of so many people is to call for the police. And then the police irrationally show up, even though it’s completely irrational to think that they can do anything about an attack.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said, “The recommendation of an arms escalation in America is not, I think, the solution that the American people believe … makes common sense.”
So having police officers on call is armed escalation? Did the Democrats just revert to their crazy 70s Pro-Criminal rhetoric?
Is Hoyer seriously contending that the American people will not believe that stopping school shootings with police officers is not common sense?
The Democrats are contending that since there was an armed deputy at Columbine who did exchange fire with one of the shooters and helped evacuate students, but did not succeed in single-handedly stopping two gunmen, that police don’t work.
But then again since Connecticut has an assault rifle ban and that didn’t work, then clearly nothing works and all is lost.
That gives the Democrats something in common with the NRA, which also used to argue that police don’t work. Now the NRA is arguing that police work and proposing Clinton’s old plan for putting police officers in schools. And the Democrats are arguing that police officers can’t possibly stop shooters and that it’s irrational to even propose that.
Pelosi triumphantly caped the session of Democratic craziness with a rambling rant that at no point in time resembled something a non-crazy person would say.
“For the NRA and others to sort of shield themselves by saying it’s the mentally ill or something, and therefore we have to have more armed cops in the schools or more guns in the school — what are they — are they going to have [a gun] on the teacher’s desk?” Pelosi asked in wonder. “Wait a minute, man with a gun; I have it locked up someplace. Wait until I go get it. I mean, this — this just doesn’t make sense; we’ve got to reduce violence.”
There’s an army about to invade the United States. What are our soldiers going to do? Go look for their guns someplace, and then fuel up their tanks and try to look at maps? This doesn’t make any sense. We can’t win wars. We’ve got to reduce violence.
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