A Little Request


Nine African Americans shot dead in a South Carolina church. Twenty kids and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary. The chokings, shootings and beatings of unarmed young black men this past year. The tiny notice buried in today’s paper, barely meriting coverage – the same one with a headline article on the South Carolina shootings – announcing “Man Pleads Guilty To Displaying Noose.” On and on.


There is no silver lining here. Only grief, outrage, despair. If 20 dead kids, most of them white, didn’t create enough momentum to change gun control laws, and didn’t motivate us to invest millions of dollars in mental health care, then this latest tragedy won’t get anyone to budge, either.

NRA Offers Sensible Solution To School Shootings

It’s so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it first.

Now I know why the National Rifle Association waited a week to say something after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School: they were coming up with a brilliant solution to the problem!

At a press conference, Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO and executive vice president unveiled the “National Model School Shield Program,” which proposes putting more armed guards into schools, including retired police officers and volunteers.

Volunteers with guns in schools.  What could possibly go wrong?

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said LaPierre.