We should have known the NRA would do something like this:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”
The National Rifle Association broke its silence on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.
Right. That’s just what we need. Instead of putting our kids at the mercy of one gunman, let’s put them in a crossfire between multiple gunmen. Brilliant.
If the NRA gets its wish and Congress fails to reach a fiscal cliff compromise, we may soon be living through a second Great Depression in which armed combat at our schools is the new normal.
I suppose there’s a chance our politicians will do something reasonable with both fiscal policy and gun violence, but it’s looking pretty gloomy right now.