Thursday, December 20, 2012

A message from ISRA

The following is a message from Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA)

"We are all saddened by the unconscionable events that took place last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. As a result of this terrible tragedy, we are hearing the shrill screams of the gun banning crowd who want to ban everything they can think of. What they are proposing would not have stopped this or any other mad man who is intent on doing evil.

"I have been deluged by reporters who want interviews and immediate solutions to the problem of protecting children in schools. One of the solutions I offered was to have armed security guards in all schools. This idea was shouted down by some of the anti-gun people, but suddenly I find many schools are doing just that. There are several firearm training academies and individual trainers who offer special training to teachers. In fact, just today I had several calls asking for such training. Some of the objections I received were that it would be terrible to have a gun around children – don’t these people realize that guns are everywhere from movies to TV to video games? My favorite objection was: what if the gun fell out of the policeman’s holster and went off? Obviously, they have no clue how a policeman’s holster works. The nuttiness and vulgarity of the calls have been interesting, to say the least, but are nothing in comparison to the death threats people at the NRA have received."

Thanks, Richard.

Readers can learn more about ISRA and the NRA by clicking for their respective websites.

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