Armed Law Enforcement Officers Shot Dead — NRA Calls for More Guns to Stop Such Killings

So today’s news was:

Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was fatally shot Wednesday outside the Mingo County courthouse, WCHS reports.

Yesterday’s was:  

“The north Texas district attorney found murdered with his wife yesterday had been carrying a gun to guard against possible assassins, the AP reports. Wary after one of his assistant prosecutors was killed, Mike McLelland kept the weapon on him at all times, even when walking his dog…”

The NRA’s solution to school violence?

The National Rifle Association (NRA) unveiled a report that recommends employing an armed security officer – as well as any willing teachers – to every school in the country as anti-gun groups assail the plan.

Look, if two men, trained and weapons familiar, aren’t safe from weapons coming without warning, how on earth is this fantasy shoot em out supposed to work?

Let’s see, if the school shooters know that there is an armed guard somewhere in the school, what are they likely to do?

  • Decide to stay home and play video games?
  • Create a distraction to ensure they get off a few rounds before the guard does?
  • Find out where he is and kill him first? 
  • Escalate and drive a suicide motorcycle up the front steps of the school?
  • Any of many other scenarios? 

We know already these shooters are not much into shooting and getting away.  Death in a Killing Field: Glorious Way to Go!

The NRA has as a fantasy of what a former Shin Bet commander calls in the very good movie  The Gatekeepers, a Shin Bet world.  Everyone is looking over their shoulders at every moment afraid of the assassin’s bullet and looking at everyone else as a possible target.  Locked up and Locked down.  Neither safe nor any longer a democracy. Simply a gunocracy.

NRA Board Members

Here’s a list, with some thumbnail photos so you’ll know who to offer a freezing smile to if you run across them in the super market.

Tom Selleck, Karl Malone, for starters…  Roy Innis! [The storied CORE organization of civil rights days has fallen into the corporate, climate denying, money trap.]


And, by the way, Ted Nugent, infamous loud mouth, only has about 3 months to live, or be in jail if he fulfills his own prophecy of last April, spewing about the re-election of President Obama.

Firemen Shot Dead Responding to Fire: NRA to Hold Press Conference

Authorities say four firefighters were shot, two of them killed while responding to a house fire in western New York.

Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6 a.m. Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze just east of Rochester.

The shooter has been identified as William Spengler, 62, a convicted killer.

The dead are Lt. Mike Chiapperini, 43, a volunteer firefighter and Webster Police Department’s public information officer, and firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka.Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter were also shot and are recovering in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering told reporters that Spengler was found dead outside the home where the shootings occurred, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot.  more….


So the NRA will trot out its madmen to say that had the firemen been armed, and shooting, going into the fire, only the bad guy would have been killed.

Then there’s this:

Bryan Herrera, a straight-A student at Miami Jackson Senior High School, was riding his bike to a friend’s house four blocks away to do schoolwork Saturday morning when he was shot by an unknown assailant.

So the NRA will trot out its madmen to say that had the boy been armed, and seen the gunman, only the bad guy would have been killed.  Or perhaps they will say that armed guards should not only be at every school, but on every school bus, and behind every bicyclist and walker….  for which they will stoutly resist any taxes on bullets to pay for…..