few months ago when The Onion joked that America had adopted new NRA-backed gun laws that legalized carrying a gun at head level in public, it seemed preposterous. “A man can’t feel safe unless his gun is pointed at every other man’s temple,” said one fictional proponent in The Onion’s video.
“I’m a single mom, so I can’t take chances with my baby’s safety,” says another.
Today, during a much-anticipated NRA press conference, the NRA’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said the solution to Sandy Hook is more guns, not less. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said.
The NRA is proposing adding a corps of armed volunteer guards to every American school, which didn’t work so well in Columbine. By the time it’s all over, I fear The Onion will have material for another spoof.