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New armed guards at schools would foster the big government the NRA claims to fear

THE NATIONAL Rifle Association deliberated for an entire week after the Newtown tragedy, and their best response is a call for an armed guard in every public school (“The NRA’s extremist fantasy,” Editorial, Dec. 22).

If one extends this knee-jerk response to every shooting, then the NRA no doubt would be happy with armed police officers in every theater, shopping mall, etc. The long-term logical consequence of this argument is armed guards in every public space, just in case.

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How ironic then that many supporters of the Second Amendment believe it is intended to allow ordinary citizens to defend themselves from an aggressive government, yet now the NRA is suggesting a more aggressive govenment, via an expanded, armed police force, to defend us from an armed citizenry.

Contradiction, anyone?

Christina Banta


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