The government has failed to keep kids safe, and now that same government is asking you to give up your ability to defend yourself. On his blog, Pat Buchanan explains the sentiments of the NRA’s Dana Loesch, and the failure of the FBI, not the NRA, to protect the kids at Douglas High. He writes (abridged):
Classmates at Douglas High had speculated that if there ever were a school shooting, Cruz would be the one to do it. The FBI was alerted a month before that Nikolas Cruz was a time bomb ready to explode.
The NRA was not responsible for the system-wide failure from Douglas High to the FBI. As the NRA’s Dana Loesch told CPAC Thursday:
“The government can’t keep you safe and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely upon the protection of the same government that’s already failed us numerous times to keep us safe.”
As for the AR-15, it is the most popular rifle sold.
Most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones.
Our embassies are defended by Marines with M16s. Security guards with guns defend banks and military bases, presidents and politicians.
The best way to protect kids in schools may be to protect schools.
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