Skip to comments.Brady group: Arming teachers ‘insane’
Posted on 12/18/2012 11:54:34 AM PST by Enosh
The head of the countrys most prominent gun control advocacy group on Tuesday called a Texas GOP congressmans idea to arm teachers insane.
There are 40 people behind me who would love to respond to that, said Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, when asked at a Capitol Hill press conference about Rep. Louie Gohmerts suggestion to arm teachers and principals to prevent future school shootings. But in their spirit, I will do on behalf of them: Thats insane.
Gross, whose brother was wounded during a mass shooting at the Empire State Building in 1997, was standing in front of 40 family members of gun violence victims, including family members of victims of deadly mass shootings in Tucson, Ariz., at Columbine High School, in Aurora, Colo., at Virginia Tech and the South Capitol Street shooting in Washington, D.C. Family members nodded their heads as Gross spoke.
Think about what thats saying, Gross said. Its saying the only answer to violence is more violence. The only answer to guns is more guns.
Gross said additional weapons at most of the chaotic mass shootings of recent years, including his brothers shooting, and at the mass shooting in Aurora earlier this year, would have only resulted in more carnage.
I would hope the representative is held responsible for irresponsible statements like that, Gross added.
Among the 40 family members was Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son, Bear, was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were shot and killed Friday. Nikitchyuks son survived the shooting after a teacher pulled him out of the hallway and barricaded the door to her classroom.
I would offer the NRA: Return this country their kids, Nikitchyuk told reporters after the press conference. If they can do it, I would like that very, very much.
Nikitchyuk, who emigrated to the United States 22 years ago, said he tried to ignore past mass shootings, and said he believed gun owners and politicians would do anything they could to protect children. Now, Nikitchyuk said, the country needs to speak up and demand more gun control.
When the bad guy is dead after his first shot, that's less violence.
Man, they are quick.
I’m sure the Democrats and Teachers Unions all agree it’s much better for a Teacher to be “Well Trained” (as I keep hearing on TV) in a Emergency plan that involves cowering in a classroom waiting to be gunned down....than a plan to shelter the kids...grab some cover....and put a couple of rounds through the Psycho’s head.
I don’t think any of the forty people for the Brady Commission is qualified to characterize anybody insane. SThe problem we are dealing with - Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook - involves people who actually are insane.
Is arming bank guards insane too?
I detest people who make careers out of their loved one’s death.
I guess it’s “insane” for cops to carry firearms as well.
“Hi folks. Just get in the box car.” Brady thinkers: “Oh boy. A special trip just for us?” They would board rather than put up a fuss and try to defend themselves. When seconds count the cops are only 20 minutes away. How many SS guys were standing around Reagan and Jim when Hinckley got off 6 shots? Didn’t seem to help that time either. Outlaw insanity. That’s the ticket.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
The Brady Campaign is stained with the blood of the Sandy Hook Massacre.
Shame on them for causing the victims to be unable to defend themselves!
THAT is insane.
As was said on a previous thread. We have armed guards at airports, banks and court houses. But not for our kids?
How many of these mass shooting were in gun-free zones? My guess is most of them. The Brady Bunch had their wish in that case. No guns at all. Look what happened.
The dirty little secret is, the Brady Bunch enjoys these mass shooting incidents.
Went to Walmart to check on a Ruger Mini-14. They sold the only one they had but the clerk said more were on order. At least they weren’t being a Dick (sporting goods).
We need a high-capacity gun-free zone ban.
“The head of the countrys most prominent gun control advocacy group on Tuesday called a Texas GOP congressmans idea to arm teachers insane.
If Teachers can not be trusted with a specific type of tool, then this statement is an admission that these same teachers can not be trusted with children!
Mr. Gross, THAT is insane!
Mr. Gross, you are a delusional moron with an infantile “mind.” Kindly sit down, shut up, and the rational adults come up with real solutions - as has happened in Texas.
This guy thinks it’s “INSANE” to let teachers defend theirs and their student’s lives.
The Brady gun grabbers are ENEMIES of the state. No different than Islamafascists.
It seems to me to be insane to leave our weakest and most vulnerable unprotected.
Compare Switzerland, where youth have been armed with military grade firearms for centuries, with the urban areas of California, or the gun control Meccas of New York & Chicago, to understand what offers the most violence!
Why don’t they leave it up to the parents in each community. I will send my kids to schools with armed teachers and they can send their kids to gun free schools. The only thing that is insane is these idiots trying to make our choices for us.
"What do they want us to use? harsh language?"
We need an emergency law writing task force.
Whenever a person goes on a killing spree they (the task force) would spring into action and PASS A NEW LAW making it illegal for that shooter to be there.
That’ll fix it
I can think of several teachers who I would wholeheartedly trust with a weapon - and several I would not.
If they make it a voluntary program and have a goal of having just a few armed staff in each building, then that would certainly help matters.
I sure wish that principal had had a weapon to grab.
She seems like one brave lady.
I talked with a CCHL teacher the other day.
She said that she gets a few every year that have had ZERO experience or training with firearms that are wanting to get their CCHL...
Do these people (Brady Group) even understand the word D-EF-E-N-S-E ? Defense! Why does the wiring in their brain prevent them from even considering this concept?
oops... make that CCHL _Instructor_
Someone pay for them a trip to Israel just to observe the schools in that country...
Wow, now I get it. If a bad guy is killing people where I am, he is creating violence, that is one person violence, but, if I shot and killed him, that would be more violence, now two people creating violence, and that is BAD.
Now that I get it, I will never interfere with a killer shooting people - I won't be guilty of creating TWO people MORE violence. I just hope he can't shoot through this table I'm under with my gun loaded with regular bullets since the govn. outlawed hollow point bullets. I can tell he's shooting hollow points because the people are all dead. I can't buy hollow points anymore but he got his somewhere. In fact, he got his outlawed gun somewhere - regular people can't get those anymore.
If I get out of this bad situation alive, I'll crawl in my bed and pull the covers over my head and stay there.
Bovine Scatology, I'm killing the SOB.
The Brady Bunch is insane.
They value money.
right. well...everyone has to start somewhere.
I certainly have had no experience although I am married to a man who is an avid hunter.
In the past few days as I’ve read the MSM description of Nancy Lanza, it has occurred to me that I’m married to a gun obsessed enthusiast who LOVES his guns and has even gone to SHOOTING RANGES on occasion!
Up until now - I thought I was just married to a typical country boy.
To the anti-gun crowd, there’s only one answer to anything. No thought of providing protection for students, no thought of trying to identify and help mentally ill people, no thought about how violence is depicted in the popular culture. The only thing they will advocate is going after guns.
It makes sense they would want to get rid of hollow points since they create much more damage and tend to stop the target right there.
If they outlaw them, the killers will have them and we won't. I had some but unfortunately, mine were in that boat some Freeper keeps insisting his guns were in and the boat capsized. Yes, that's the ticket, mine were also in that boat.
I am sure that 95% of the teachers in Conn. are good libs and would not even consider arming themselves.
It's actually a very stupid idea because people don't work that way.
Definitely ~ the Brady crowd can relate to money, and to airplanes, but not to school children.
A Klingon would fight back.
libs don’t even want it in sports. It would make the games more fair.
Person with brains: Brady Group absolutely worthless on the subject of guns.
Very funny of the Brady Campaign. The people who were last to privately meet with Obama and Holder before Fast and Furious. Sounds like their version of the ends justifying the means was the wholesale slaughter of innocent Mexicans.
If the principal had a gun in her hand maybe she could have killed the coward or made him flee the building. I heard that she tried to go after him with just her bare hands. Adding another law to the books might make some people feel better but it won’t make us any safer.
I’m with you...
While you try to understand their pain, the use of this or any tragedy to force a political agenda is repulsive...
like 9/11 families who went after Bush and Condi in a congressional hearing...
AND they do NOT represent all the families but they never point that out.
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