Monday, September 23, 2013

Wayne's World!

The president addressed the families of the victims of the Naval Yard shooting.  It is the fifth time he has addressed such a gathering. 
The president offered his condolences and challenged the country to change the culture of violence that is rampant in our society.  “Tears are not enough” he said.  “Prayers are not enough…we have to change.”
Noted gun advocate and NRA executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre responded in his usual thoughtful way.  LaPierre is perhaps best noted for his comments after the Sandy Hook massacre when he said:  The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
“The problem, (at the naval yard) said LaPierre, was that there weren’t enough good guys with guns.  What did they have…a security guard, who ran toward the shooting; bless him…six guys guarding the gates?” When the good guys arrived the shooting stopped.”
So how many armed guards should there have been at the naval yard. 
Seven apparently wasn’t enough!
What about ‘8”?  Would 8 guards have been enough?  Nine?  Ten?
This is Wayne’s World…where the only way to stop the senseless violence in this country is to add more security.
In Wayne’s World every business should have a line item in their budget that reads: “Armed Security.”
In Wayne’s World there would be a chicken in every pot and an armed guard on every stoop.
In Wayne’s World families across the nation sit around their kitchen tables: “Honey, how many armed guards do you think we need…one for the front for sure…maybe one for the back too…and one to walk the perimeter just to be safe.”
“I wrote this ad…tell me what you think.  Wanted! Three armed security guards to protect our suburban home.  Applicants must be proficient in the use of all military grade weaponry.  Special Forces experience a must.  Seal Team Six a plus.”
How many armed guards do we need to protect our homes, our schools, our churches our shopping malls?
It’s fall in a tiny New England hamlet.  The morning sun on the horizon announces the dawning of another beautiful day.  Bright orange, red and yellow leaves dapple the trees.  The morning air is crisp and light dew coats the well manicured lawns…armed guards in the cammo gear walk the children to the bus stop while humvees escort their parents to work.
Is this what we want?
This is Wayne’s World…and it is coming to your neighborhood.

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