NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre want to put guns in the hands of armed guards and police in schools.
“If it’s crazy to call for putting police in and securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy,” LaPierre told NBC’s David Gregory.
O.K. You’re crazy.We’ll lump you in with the poor people who suffer from mental health issues that you call “lunatics.” You are right that the mental health system needs help. So why not encourage your members to donate to an agency that needs resources instead of buying that extra gun. Stop blaming the mentally ill who research shows are highly more likely to die of gun violence than perpetrate it.
Robert A. Levy, chairman of the Cato Institute, told The New York Times.
There is overwhelming epidemiological evidence that the vast majority of people with psychiatric disorders do not commit violent acts. Only about 4 percent of violence in the United States can be attributed to people with mental illness.
This does not mean that mental illness is not a risk factor for violence. It is, but the risk is actually small. Only certain serious psychiatric illnesses are linked to an increased risk of violence.
Here’s an example from Wikipedia of what can happen when you have armed guards on a campus.
The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
No one I know wants to take away guns or the 2nd amendment. However, assault guns were made so our soldiers in war could fire more quickly to kill the enemy. If you need that many shots to kill a deer, you should probably find a new hobby. In addition, many of our citizens including the Supreme Court misunderstand the amendments words “a well regulated militia.” Here is what the most vacant justice in history, Antonin Scalia, said about the second amendment.
Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset. This contrasts markedly with the phrase “the militia” in the prefatory clause. As we will describe below, the “militia” in colonial America consisted of a subset of “the people”— those who were male, able bodied, and within a certain age range. Reading the Second Amendment as protecting only the right to “keep and bear Arms” in an organized militia therefore fits poorly with the operative clause’s description of the holder of that right as “the people”.
Read closely. Scalia takes other parts of the constitution and uses those words to change the second amendment.
It’s bad enough we have to worry about those who would commit mass murder, it’s even worse when they are helped by “crazy” people and activist judges.