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Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards,

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Jerbear, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School

    David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.

    "You proposed armed guards in school. We'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. Is that a meaningful contribution, Mr. LaPierre, or a dodge?," asked Gregory.

    Later the host suggested that guns don't prevent violence in schools (he cited the mass shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech). "But you would concede that, as good as an idea as you think this is, it may not work. Because there have been cases where armed guards have not prevented this kind of massacre, this kind of carnage. I want you would concede that point, wouldn't you?," Gregory pleaded.

    The NBC host would go on the rest of the segment to suggest that armed guards might not be effective in preventing mass murders at school. Which is perhaps an interesting theoretical argument.

    But when it comes to Gregory's own kids, however, they are secured every school day by armed guards.

    The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.

    According to a scan of the school's online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.

    Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.


    Do as I say.... Not as I do.....


  2. brownk80

    brownk80 Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Let me get this straight. We have armed guards at every airport in the country, in every federal, state and local government building but it is a stupid idea and too expensive to extend this level of protection to our school children? Duh!! Oh, and I almost forgot, it is a question on gun control, not helping the mentally ill, not having sports stars and actors act out because they are special, not dealing with violent movies and games, parents not raising their children but rather letting TV and video games do it, not stopping the flow of drugs across the border, not clairifying that most of the shootings in this country are drug/gang related, and whatever else I forgot to mention. Exactly what the f____ don't I understand?

    Merry Christmas,

  3. Bill Stern

    Bill Stern Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Add Chuck Schumer, the New York Senator, who is extremely anti-gun, but has a carry permit for New york City - probably the toughest place to get a carry permit.
  4. mike Adcock

    mike Adcock Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ya know, It's very strange to me but Geraldo Rivera made the same statement about having armed security in schools about a week before Wayne LaPierre did and nobody is mocking him.

    What am I missing? (sarcastic question)

    Mike Adcock
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