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Philadelphia Mayor Calls NRA's Armed School Guard Plan a 'Dumb-Ass Idea'
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27 Dec 2012 10:04 AM EST

-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (Image Source: Michael Nutter)

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter became the latest politician to speak out against the National Rifle Association’s proposal to put armed guards in every American school to dissuade incidents such as the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative.

Nutter, a staunch advocate of gun control, called the idea proposed by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre a “dumb-ass idea.”

Nutter, a Democrat, was speaking about a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., Monday after they arrived at a house fire.

“We need to ban assault weapons. We need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. We need serious background information system upgrade," the Democrat said Wednesday.

“I guess out of last week’s bizarre press statement—it wasn’t a press conference—I guess that Mr. [Wayne] LaPierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. I think it just shows that that was a completely dumb-ass idea from the start,” he then told MSNBC. “The American public has really had enough and that we’re not going to allow what has happened in the past to go on.”

“People need to demand a plan, and cities all across America certainly need to join this fight,” he said.

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Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: Buffmuffin
Comment: We need to ban loud -mouthed, uncouth gutter trash mayors who know nothing about what they are talking about from speaking, obviously. FireFighters already have armed guards, they are held back, just like EMT's until the scene is secured and safe for them to enter.... You can't legislate against guerrilla warfare, Mr. Mayor.
Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: Frank Dashwood
Comment: This democrat is a dumbass, and so are the people who voted him into office! The AMERICAN people DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU! We are willing to have our neighbors armed to the teeth because we know that it makes our neighborhood SAFER! No cop or soldier can be to your front door faster than you could have defended yourself had you had a firearm! -Oz -Oz
Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: EditorJP
Comment: You know another "dumb-ass idea"? Armed guards for the MAYOR. Lets remove them NOW. TODAY. He doesn't need them any more than the children do. Hey Mayor NUTJOB, want to do something about guns? I CHALLENGE YOU TO PROPOSE THIS LAW CHANGE:  a/ \"Must issue\" state-issued CCW with 10 hour class including live-fire and legal lessons, for all non-felon citizen applicants 21 years of age or above with no convictions of (DV) domestic violence, and have no current RO - OOP (restraining order - order of protection) taken out against them. Any non-felon /  non-convicted DV / non RA - OOP applicant who was previously a mental health inpatient for more than 72 consecutive hours in the previous 5 years needs to be cleared by an MD before purchase of any weapon, and by another MD before issue of a CCW.  Reciprocity in all 50 states.  b/ FREE CCW Training for teachers and principals. Every school, (pre-school through high school) must have at least twice as many armed guards or teachers on duty during school hours as has the Mayor of the nearest City with a population of  over 100,000 or the Governor of the State, whichever number is higher. Schools with under 100 students must have at least 1 trained and armed teacher, principal or guard or parent on duty at all times of operation. Pay for the above CCW teacher training by i/ defunding Obamacare ii/ lowering the number of armed guards at State and Federal offices. c/ 5 years mandatory jail time added to any sentence for a violent felony committed with a legally obtained firearm. d/ 10 years mandatory jail time added to any sentence for a violent felony committed with an illegally obtained firearm. e/ 9 years of that above prison sentence may be reduced for total and complete cooperation in the arrest and conviction of the supplier(s) of the illegally obtained firearm(s) used in the above crime. f/ 10 years minimum jail time for theft of firearms, or for a straw-man purchase; 15 years mandatory jail time for first time resale of illegally obtained firearms and/or knowingly selling to a felon and/or knowingly selling to any other person ineligible for a CCW.  g/ Life without parole for second offense of above illegal obtaining and/or illegal sales or resales of firearms. h/ Broaden felony murder statutes to include sellers of illegally obtained firearms used in murder and manslaughter cases. SIGNS TO THE ABOVE TO BE POSTED IN ENGLISH, SPANISH & ARABIC IN ALL GUN STORES and notice of the above to be signed for on all receipts of firearms purchases. i/ No so-called \"assault weapons\" ban, and no hi-cap magazine ban. j/ Eliminate the tax and extra permits required on suppressors for pistols and long guns, and allow use for hunting, target-shooting and self-defense.  k/ NONE OF THE ABOVE without ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: mark close
Comment: No surprise that an idiot makes an idiotic statement. The guy (with the gun) was a felon! How did the law against felons possessing a gun work out for you? EVERY gun law is a law that favors the felon (criminal) that follows No laws! Bet your @$$ that you either have a weapon to protect your @$$ or you have someone around .. with a gun .. to do the job. (At the taxpayers expense) Go away .. You sicken me!
Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: bobh
Comment: He obviously doesn't remember that it was originally Bill Clinton's idea.
Date: 27 December, 2012
Posted by: Dave
Comment: Nutter's a nutcase. Philly already has armed guards in nearly every high school in bad neighborhoods. Why Mr. Mayor? Here in Chicago, same thing with an armed police officer in nearly every school. If it's such a bad idea, why are you ALREADY DOING IT? 437 deaths by guns in the streets - all by illegal guns. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
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