Liberal Talk Show Host Mocks NRA Proposal, Sends Own Kids to School with Armed Guard

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. You really can't make this stuff up. Classic liberal who won't eat his own cooking.


    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.
  2. Lucrum


    The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. Reminds me of another leftist who is big on gun control who got caught trying to carry a handgun through airport security. It's OK for THEM to be able to defend themselves just not the rest of us. Their attempt at forced school busing is another colossal hypocrisy I can think of off the top of my head. They want US to be forced to "diversify" so long as THEIR kids get to attend all white schools.
  3. pspr


    Liberals have a few wires lose in their heads. One side of their head says as a society we can't do this but the other side says this would be smart for me to do.
  4. Armed guards are not a bad idea. I don't think anyone says that they are. But it is no substitute for the banning of handguns, assault rifles and large capacity magazines. The gun-nuts seem to look right past this basic fact. There is simply no reason for these types of weapons in the hands of civilians. Period.

    Man shot at St. Pete pizza joint had been complaining about slow service

    By Kameel Stanley and Stephen Nohlgren, Times Staff Writers
    In Print: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    ST. PETERSBURG — Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law has been cited in hundreds of cases. People have used it to justify shooting, stabbing, killing and maiming would-be intruders, romantic competitors and rival gang members.

    And on Sunday, at a pizza joint in St. Petersburg, a man tried to use it as justification for shooting another customer who was yelling at workers because he wasn't getting his order fast enough.

    Police said the incident unfolded about 4 p.m. inside the Little Caesars, 3463 Fourth St. N, after Randall White, 49, got mad about his service.

    Another man in line, Michael Jock, 52, of St. Petersburg admonished White.

    That "prompted them to exchange words and it became a shoving match," said police spokesman Mike Puetz.

    White raised a fist. Jock, a concealed-weapons permit holder, pulled out a .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver.

    He fired one round, hitting White in the lower torso. The men grappled and the gun fired again, hitting White in roughly the same spot, police said.

    One bullet lodged in a wall in the restaurant, which was occupied by at least two other people.

    After the shooting, both men went outside and waited for police. Jock told officers the shooting was justified under "stand your ground," Puetz said.

    "He felt he was in his rights," Puetz said. "He brought it up specifically and cited it to the officer."

    He told officers he feared for his life. He mentioned that he thought White had an object in his hand, then backed off that when officers pressed him. Florida's "stand your ground law" says people are not required to retreat before using deadly force.

    "We determined it did not reach a level where deadly force was required," Puetz said.

    Police arrested Jock on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and shooting within a building. He was released from jail on $20,000 bail.

    Jock told the Tampa Bay Times he was meeting with a lawyer today, but declined further comment.

    White was treated at Bayfront Medical Center and released. Reached by phone Monday night, he said he felt lucky to be alive. He was also angry.

    "There are arguments every day, but how many people pull out a gun? When you pull a gun out and shoot somebody, your life better be in danger," White said. "He was in my face and I pushed him. His life was not being threatened."

    White said he got mad because his thin-crust vegetable pie was taking longer than the 10 minutes he was promised.

    "Twenty minutes later, I'm like, 'Where's my pizza?' " White said.

    White, who admitted he was tired and agitated, started talking about the service. That's when he said Jock "started chewing me out."

    White said the gun came out quickly. A shot rang out. The two men wrestled for the gun before the second shot was fired.

    White said he still has a bullet fragment in his back.

    "I got lucky," he said. "To me, that stand your ground rule … people are twisting it. He's twisting it. I walked in to get a pizza and I got shot … I'm hoping the law prevails. We'll see."
  6. ^and that kind of stuff goes on all the time, every day, throughout the US. Maybe the answer is just to arm everyone with a machine gun or hand-grenades.

    Jock was tough guy.....with a pistol at his side. Take away the pistol and I bet he wouldn't have been so quick to start a ruckus.
  7. Explain how that would have prevented this:

    The anti-gun nuts seem to look right past the basic fact that the real problem isn't inanimate objects, it's people.
  8. More typical gun-nut stupidity. Because doing something does not prevent all the problems we shouldn't bother doing it?
  9. Lucrum


    Wrong again as usual. MANY on the left have already dismissed the idea out of hand. 1) it was proposed by their arch enemy the NRA. 2) It makes sense and would almost certainly reduce school shootings 3) School safety is NOT the ultimate goal of the left anyway. Elimination of firearms from law abiding citizens is.
    Totally baseless nonsense.
  10. is this going to be the New Norm -
    mainstream elementary school children bringing guns to school?

    if that's what you really want, then go for it,
    and arm the schools, i guess

    and what's next,
    every shopping mall, etc etc ?

    #10     Dec 24, 2012