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.