The NRA solution makes me feel secure

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.

●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.

I long have been puzzled and amused by the public’s inability to understand even the simplest ideas regarding their own benefit and safety. The notion of people wasting their time and money standing in long lines to buy a lottery ticket, is probably the easiest example.

The struggle to get people to wear motorcycle helmets is another (though a helmet is to protect your brain, and if you don’t have a brain, I guess you don’t need a helmet).

The belief that cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment compensation, aid to education, food inspection, drug inspection, financial industry regulation, so you can send dollars to a federal government, which can create all the dollars it wants, surely is an amazing example of self-stupification.

And then there are guns. The NRA, worshipped by gun lovers everywhere, has put forth a solution to mass shootings: Place armed guards in every school. As the NRA says, “The only solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

The argument really is about automatic and semiautomatic guns, and the prime purpose for owning them seems to be self defense (unless you are hunting a large herd of charging bison) — defense against bad guys and defense against the government.

Let’s forget for a moment, that if you are attacked by a bad guy, you had better already have a loaded AK47 in hand or it will be useless (Sit at home with one in your lap? Carry it down the street, with 30-round cartridge attached?), and let’s go to the meat of the NRA’s recommendation: Armed guards in every school.

Schools merely are places where people congregate, so it would be senseless to protect the many thousands of elementary school, high school and college buildings spread throughout America, without also protecting other places where people congregate: Churches and synagogues, indoor and outdoor sports venues, large stores, office buildings, museums, movie theaters, orchestra halls, bus and train stations, beaches, parks and shopping malls.

There must be, if you add them all up, millions of such locations, and since some of them are quite big, multi-storied and spread out (think college campuses), some would need many, many armed guards. It total, I could imagine the need for — just a guess here — perhaps ten million guards, all carrying AK47s (to even the odds) — a huge army patrolling our nation.

Try to imagine the training needed for that many armed people, not to mention the sheer cost. (You may not realize it, but to be a good police officer requires months of training.) But more importantly, what makes them “good guys” and who supervises them?

For those of you whose paranoia extends to fear of our government, how about 10 million guys, just like you, walking around with loaded AK47s? They wouldn’t work for the government, because you are afraid of the government.

You’d want some independent organization — a militia, if you please — complete with combat fatigues, boots and neck tattoos (Swastikas are nice), which you trust more than the government.

So there you stand in your local mall, carrying your own AK47 (because of “concealed carry” laws), while trained, semi-trained, untrained, good guys, bad guys, sane guys, crazy guys, drunks, drugged up hippies, high schools kids, grade school kids, good shots, bad shots, supervised, unsupervised and someone’s nutty uncle, all are carrying semi-automatic guns.

Meanwhile, in school, your kid is being watched by an armed nut, there to protect him from a hug by the teacher.

It makes me feel so very secure. How about you?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D — for everyone
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Long-term nursing care for everyone
5. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
6. Salary for attending school (Click here)
7. Eliminate corporate taxes
8. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
9. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%

No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia. Two key equations in economics:
Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports


13 thoughts on “The NRA solution makes me feel secure

  1. All gun owners worship the NRA? I did not know that. I trust you are correct as an exageration or phony suppositions would surely damage your other work.
    I have noticed that my friends who abhor guns also abhor corporal punishment of children and choose indulgence over discipline.
    I must concede that guns have no place in a society loaded with spoiled children that have no defined boundary of decency.


  2. “All” was your word, not mine. So is my other work safe?

    I abhor corporal punishment of children, but do not think indulgence is better than discipline. I’ll have a helping of both, please.

    I also agree that guns have no place in a society loaded with spoiled adults who have no defined boundary of decency.


    1. LOL, I think so. The one issue I was very strict with my now grown children was violence, verbal or physical, towards others. I have no tolerance for teasing or group exclusion and drilled constantly that they should befriend the seemingly friendless “uncool” kids, that the hardest people to love are those most in need.
      I also took the kids to a range to target shoot 100s of rounds of .22 caliber. First to wear out the novelty of shooting to remove the curiosity if a gun should be found and 2nd, it is great fun to target shoot.
      Just sayin’


  3. There is no short term solution. One way would be to decentralize education; take all the little “eggs” out of one basket and do home schooling. Pay parents for the work of child rearing. Keep teachers “on call” at their homes or offices to answer questions by phone or email.


  4. It is absurd how some things sound when taken to the extreme as you describe the NRA recommendation. Similarly, your MMT sounds equally absurd when taken to the extreme. In fact, your MMT is equally absurd not even taken that far.


  5. ALL operators of a motor vehicle must register their capability to operate
    a motor vehicle and pay a fee to maintain that “right”
    So why not with guns?
    Everyone has a right to own a gun. Everyone has the right to own a motor vehicle.
    Let the gun owner “register their capability to operate…… and pay a fee to
    maintain that “right”.
    Even if $5/yr, since there are more than 200 million guns in circulation that would be $1 billion per year to “know who., when’ and where each and every gun is.
    You get caught driving without a proper license, you have a problem.
    So why not , with a gun?


    1. Actually, a drivers license is a priviledge and a firearm is a constitutional right. We have limits to free speech, and there should be limits on arms as well.
      There is no lawful need for automatic weapons outside law enforcemeny and the military. The gray area is semi-auto. Any gun easily converted from semi to full automatic autoload needs to be banned.
      I am a gun owner but i do not have NRA membership.


  6. The simple fact that a shooter at a military base Fort Hood) could get off 100 to 150 rounds in 10 minutes before being subdued leaves me convinced arming school personnel would be quite useless.


  7. Any sane person would agree with you, Rodger. However, we live in an insane country, and that is how suggestions such as this become common practice. They already are. See this story about a NJ township posting armed police officers at their schools, beginning January 2:
    Admittedly, these will not be non-governmental types like you describe, but the liability issues remain, as does the insanity of responding to gun-toting nuts with other gun-toters, instead of doing something about all the dang guns.


    1. Look Scott, guns are American heritage. This country was founded by rebels with guns. The only insanity in this country with reference to guns is the hysterical response to them. It is insanity that the much greater killers in American Society are met with a yawn.

      Guns are part of America, for better or for worse.


      1. Yeah, Michael Moore – Director of “Columbine” – talks abotu that heritage here:
        “We are a country whose leaders officially sanction and carry out acts of violence as a means to often an immoral end. We invade countries who didn’t attack us. We’re currently using drones in a half-dozen countries, often killing civilians.

        This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to us as we are a nation founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves. We slaughtered 600,000 of each other in a civil war. We “tamed the Wild West with a six-shooter,” and we rape and beat and kill our women without mercy and at a staggering rate: every three hours a women is murdered in the USA (half the time by an ex or a current); every three minutes a woman is raped in the USA; and every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the USA.

        We belong to an illustrious group of nations that still have the death penalty (North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran). We think nothing of letting tens of thousands of our own citizens die each year because they are uninsured and thus don’t see a doctor until it’s too late.

        Why do we do this? One theory is simply “because we can.” There is a level of arrogance in the otherwise friendly American spirit, conning ourselves into believing there’s something exceptional about us that separates us from all those “other” countries (there are indeed many good things about us; the same could also be said of Belgium, New Zealand, France, Germany, etc.). We think we’re #1 in everything when the truth is our students are 17th in science and 25th in math, and we’re 35th in life expectancy. We believe we have the greatest democracy but we have the lowest voting turnout of any western democracy. We’re biggest and the bestest at everything and we demand and take what we want.”
        You probably won’t read the whole article, since you think it’s “just the way it is” so I copied part of it here.
        Remember though, many things are “just the way they are” until someone comes along, or some movement, and than they aren’t.


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