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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:48 AM

Ron Paul rips NRA plan for officers in every school


Published December 24, 2012 FoxNews.com

Retiring Republican Rep. Ron Paul pushed back Monday against the National Rifle Association's call for installing armed officers in every school, warning that the move could create a TSA-style maze of checkpoints and surveillance cameras -- with limited effect.

"School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America," Paul said in a written statement.

The congressman, among the most libertarian-leaning on the Hill, is the first Republican in Congress to forcefully oppose the NRA's proposal. NRA head Wayne LaPierre on Friday urged federal funding to overhaul America's school security, a plan that would include posting a guard in every school.

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But Paul -- who said he agrees that "more guns equals less crime" and "private gun ownership prevents many shootings" -- nevertheless chided the NRA for its plan, describing it as a government solution that could infringe on liberty.

"Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, metal detectors, X-ray scanners and warrantless physical searches? We see this culture in our airports: witness the shabby spectacle of once proud, happy Americans shuffling through long lines while uniformed TSA agents bark orders. This is the world of government provided 'security,' a world far too many Americans now seem to accept or even endorse," Paul said.

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #1
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #2
pangaia Dec 2012 #3
lame54 Dec 2012 #4
Eugene Dec 2012 #5
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #6
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #7
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:52 AM

1. Well, He Got It Half Right - Repeal The 2nd Amendment Now

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

2. On a related note, police are receiving numerous reports of cranial implosions.

Plus fuck Ron Paul.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. "..... "more guns equals less crime" and "private gun ownership prevents many shootings" -"

Oh really?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. The only gov money he wants to spend is on his and his kids paychecks

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:44 PM

5. Ron is consistent.

He's completely out of his mind, but he's consistent that way.

More guns and Jesus, not more government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:46 PM

6. Ron Paul is a idle minded twit

"Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, metal detectors, X-ray scanners and warrantless physical searches?:

But, the nailed this spot on.

You know it is the height of the absurd when he comes out against it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 AM

7. Paul is one Republican

There won't be too many others joining him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:24 PM

8. It's funny how RP is right about a few things including this,

except it's usually for the wrong reasons. He says that most people don't want to live in some police state, but then goes on to say that he thinks more ammunition results in less crime and that any type of action at the federal level wouldn't do any good. Same thing with the WOD. I realized that it's so much that he favors drug legalization; he's just anti-federal government and doesn't want them to step in any kind of way.
This is why I've given him the nickname "Mr. Broken Clock".

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