Some friends and acquaintances had questioned my calling out of gun owners with the word “sociopath”. Wayne Lapierre’s quixotic, tangential, unhinged non-press conference today seals it. Any gun owner who doesn’t call this guy out is complicit in his sociopathy.
He blamed gun violence on everything except guns, and called for more guns in our schools. My daughter does not need guns in her school, does not need to learn to duck from the crossfire of adult children playing cowboys and Indians (yes, I used that ref on purpose).
He also called implicitly for a registry of the mentally ill (rather than a registry of people who actually own weapons designed to kill). What a hateful prick.
If our country actually takes Lapierre seriously, and systematically arms our schools, I’m not sure what I’d do, but most likely it would involve civil disobedience, keeping my child home from school, hopefully with many, many others.
There is a role for law enforcement and armed security in schools in limited situations, but nationally? That would be a crime.