On December 21, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, (D-NY), said, “The NRA’s response to the Newtown massacre is both ludicrous and insulting, and they are fundamentally out of step with the American people on the issue of gun violence.” Nadler continued, “… like enhanced, universal background checks, which the vast majority of its members support ….” There goes Nadler again, spouting off his opinion, but offering no substantiation of his remarks. Nadler is wont to do that. Then Nadler talks out of both sides of his mouth. He first complains about the cost of armed school guards, then says what is needed is a buyback program. Gee, does Nadler think buyback programs have no costs associated with them?
That is, sadly, the environment presented by Democrats/liberals/progressives (DLP) and a vast majority of the MSM. So, with that in mind, let’s examine what is actually happening vis-a-vis armed school guards.
President Barack Hussein Obama sends his children, Sasha and Malia, to Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. The school has, besides the Secret Service guard, eleven security officers of its own. Those security guards are (wait for it …) armed. And, in late November 2012, Sidwell Friends school sought to hire a new police officer.
But when National Rifle Association (NRA) president Wayne LaPierre (pictured right) publicly advocated that there be armed security at every school, DLP and the liberal MSM said that he was a, “raving lunatic who is just as dangerous as Adam Lanza.”
Further, NBC’s David Gregory, another known gun control advocate, also sends his children to Sidwell Friends School. Gregory recently attacked the NRA on Meet the Press about the NRA suggestion to place armed guards at all schools. While interviewing (mocking?) LaPierre, Gregory said,
“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?”
I personally think that Gregory’s bias is rather clear, as illustrated by his use of the word concede. But that’s my opinion.
This source informs us that several other first children have also attended Sidwell Friends School, among them Tricia Nixon. So, all you DLPs will say, Republican Richard M. Nixon sent his daughter there, so all should be well and good. But I don’t seem to remember Nixon being so vocal about gun control. The source concludes with a quote from Awr Hawkins (of Breitbart), “Shame on President Obama … for trying to prevent the parents of other school children from doing what he has clearly done for his own.” And this has to really hurt DLPs: this source is MSN.
Some of you will argue that Obama’s children must be protected. That may be so, but do they deserve any more protection than other children? They are already guarded by the Secret Service, so why are eleven more armed guards necessary? And what about David Gregory’s children? Do they fall into the same category and deserve the same protection as Obama’s children? If yes, then why are not all children like Gregory’s children, deserving of the same protection?
Leave it to Obama, a known gun control advocate, to send his children to a school that has armed guards, while at the same time advocating policies that deny the rest of the US public from providing the same protection for our children. This is Obama saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Hypocrisy? I would contend that it is well displayed here, but it’s your call.
But that’s just my opinion.