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Our next governor to lead NRA’s more-gun campaign

Good Lord.

The next governor of Arkansas is, in the meantime, going to lead the National Rifle Association’s campaign for more guns.

Yes, the NRA announced its post-Newtown position this morning. It’s that we need gun-toting security officers in all our schools.

It announced the appointment of Arkansas Gov.-in-Waiting Asa Hutchinson, former George W. Bush administration appointed cop type, to lead this task force.

Just let some Arkansas Democrat run against that in Bubbaville.

So to be clear: Instead of trying to restrict weapons designed specifically not for hunting or self-defense, but to do rapid-fire maximum human killing in close quarters to slaughter more kids in school before the first responders arrive, our next governor is going to lead the NRA in facilitating an even more pervasive gun culture — one in which pointless weaponry is answered, of course, with yet more weaponry.

It’s beautiful marketing that goes this way: Maybe our guns cause tragedy. So the only answer is more guns. Write us a check, please.

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  1. Part and parcel of the deception practiced by the NRA has been the definition of an assault rifle as only one that is full-auto, and therefore the only point of differentiation from ordinary hunting rifles. This is wrong.

    An assault rifle’s characteristics include high rates of fire, large magazine capacities, field maintainability, battlefield ergonomics, combat portability, and the capacity to attach other combat systems. Caliber is also a factor as the .223 is a piss-poor hunting cartridge for anything but a human.

    No, your .223 Bushmaster is not the same as my Marlin 30-30. You have an assault rifle, I have a hunting rifle. Yours is designed to kill me, and mine is designed to kill deer.

    Fish

    21 Dec 12 at 11:36 am

  2. You sir are a vile little man who has endangered people’s life’s by your anti gun actions…in the past and present!

    David Petty

    21 Dec 12 at 12:36 pm

  3. For the record, there are approximately 100,000 public schools and 35,000 private schools in the U.S.

    Sadly, his involvement in this charade anywhere else would disqualify him from holding a governorship. I hope he does run and we will finally get answers to the questions regarding his promotion of former Fort Smith prosecuting attorney Ron Fields to Homeland Security in a position he had hardly a qualification to hold.

    city watchdog

    21 Dec 12 at 1:16 pm

  4. Your statement shows how little you actually care about protecting our school children and how much you hate lawful gun owners.

    Your sentence “to slaughter more kids in school before the first responders arrive” will be mute, if someone is already trained, armed and on school property in the event of another attack.

    David Ward

    21 Dec 12 at 1:29 pm

  5. do you mean “moot?” i supposed it could be “muted.”

    jbrummett

    21 Dec 12 at 2:14 pm

  6. Why is the NRA taking the lead in drafting federal policy? Isn’t that something like the oil industry leading the energy task force. We all saw where that led us

    Any pundit who thinks they have this solved after a day or week of thought is not a pundit but a fool

    doubt it

    21 Dec 12 at 3:03 pm

  7. Holy cow, do yall realise the loonies that would sign up to guard our kids.
    Nobody should own a damn automatic weapon.
    I’d like to challenge some of these NRA pinheads to debate me at our deer camp.They can kiss my southern redneck ass.
    About ASA, who will be in charge of the Mena Airport?
    Surely to God he will not be elected.

    mike graves

    21 Dec 12 at 3:06 pm

  8. yes John i meant “moot”.

    And Mike, none of the school shooters used automatic weapons. They are legal to own if you pay the BATF a horrendous amount of money for a license, and submit yourself to random inspections any time there care to show up.

    David Ward

    21 Dec 12 at 3:21 pm

  9. John, if Asa does win, it may be because the top democratic prospect could not keep his weapon in his pants. On the gun control argument, everyone needs to take a deep breath and have some civil discussions after the families have buried their loved ones. I am not sure what the answer is, but as usual, it is probably not what the far right or far left is advocating. People like Piers Morgan and the NRA VP are only fueling the debate right now for their own gain. Mike, as far as I know, it is illegal for anyone in the US to own automatic weapons, and revolvers and semi-automatic pistols kill far and away more people in the US every year when compared to these so-called assault rifles.

    Jmclean

    22 Dec 12 at 8:42 am

  10. Ol Asa, took the lead in impeaching President Clinton. now he’s a stooge for the NRA. Every 3 hours a kid is killed by a gun in America. 87 percent of all children killed by guns in the world, Are American kids… that’s not even counting the ones who are brain dead are handicap for life. and the only answer the NRA Has 2 gun violence is Of course more guns.

    tom mason

    22 Dec 12 at 9:51 am

  11. You write about guns because you know it will get people riled. But you ignore media violence which is the obvious changed factor that correlates to the modern phenomenon of school shootings. Guns have been around for hundreds of years. Only since we started inundating people from birth with gratuitous violence on tv and in movies (many of which I have seen dozens of times!) have these events occurred. Finished off by a few months of obsessive violent video game play–shazaam!- a mass murderer. Common denominator in EVERY incident. Do some hard work and read up on this and quit stirring people up by threatening their freedoms with false and hysterical promises of security.

    Bud Cummins

    23 Dec 12 at 9:50 am

  12. You are entitled to your opinion but not to misread my mind. I don’t write about guns because I know it will inflame. I write about a narrow form of weaponry that serves no real purpose other than to facilitate human slaughter. You are right about violent video games. I know pornography when I see it and some of this crap is pornography. Unhug the assault weapon and quit demeaning my motives.

    jbrummett

    23 Dec 12 at 10:08 am

  13. John, This question is not about “guns”. Yes, guns are to kill. That is the sole purpose. The abuse or misuse use of guns is unfortunanatly up to the individual. A responsable and well armed citizen can stop the abuse of the idiots. The requirements and training of concealed carry help to maintain controll of the crazies. Yes, provide training to teachers to protect their students. We do it now to protectect them from each other, why not from an intruder intent on murder?

    Glenn Buercklin, Sr.

    25 Dec 12 at 7:58 pm

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