Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NY Mayor Critical Of NRA's Plan For School Guards


AM NY -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted the National Rifle Association Tuesday over a study that recommends putting armed guards in schools.

Every school could have armed, trained personnel, according to a study funded by the NRA and unveiled Tuesday in response to December's massacre at a Connecticut school.

The National School Shield Task Force panel also called for an adoption of a plan that would arm school staffers.

Bloomberg, who is the co-chair of the Mayor's Against Illegal Guns coalition, called the proposal one of the stupidest ideas he heard.

"There's very few times when [a gun] would ever be used, and No. 2, there's absolutely no reason to believe that they would be well-trained enough and disciplined enough to do it as well as our police officers," he said at a news conference.

Blog author's comments - Bloomberg said "There's very few times when [a gun] would ever be used, and No. 2, there's absolutely no reason to believe that they would be well-trained enough and disciplined enough to do it as well as our police officers." So...the students should hide under their desks and wait for the police to arrive?

When it comes to gun safety, gun certification and gun deployment in the civilian realm, I think I'll trust the NRA over Bloomberg who also becomes hysterical at the consumption of trans fat, salt, and large soft drinks. I agree with Wayne LaPierre the NRA executive vice president who said "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

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