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Ron Paul Comes Out Against NRA Plan

"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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NRA what a joke

they want congress to put guards in schools. Where is that a function of the federal government?

Got to be one of the dumbest organizations on the planet.

The NRA is controlled opposition.

Their job is to play the part of the evil lobbying group, come up with an asinine plan that not only doesn't solve the problem but serves to further the police state, and then ultimately to compromise away our rights.

It is sad that their average member has no idea that the NRA has completely sold out.

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Exactly how I feel...

Armed guards are NOT the answer and the NRA plays a game against us, the people with the ptb in making insideous moves that are baseless and make us question the legitimacy of the NRA, itself.

Dr. Paul is correct, absolutely!

I don't trust the NRA.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

what a surprise

Two parties coming together to... smother liberty.

""I don't agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence."

I couldn't agree more!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Said it before and I'll say it again:

NRA is a FRAUD. Anyone supporting the NRA simply isn't doing their homework. DUMP NRA NOW and support GOA instead.

Dumped NRA

Done joined the GOA life time member

Sweet...

Perhaps we've got a bit of weight to throw around here at the Daily Paul hmm? Imagine if just by spreading our information out from here we actually put the NRA out of business?

Hey I can dream can't I?

Like so many arguments

the argument is about the wrong premise. The real argument that should be taking place is whether or not compulsory schooling and public education (10th plank of the Communist Manifesto) should even exist. Not whether or not we should use more coercive government force to extract more taxes out of the populace to subsidize yet another industry controlled by more government. Ron Paul is as right as ever on this...and this is why people have made the claim for so long that the NRA sold us out long ago.

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson

Where liberty is, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
G. Washington

Excellent Point

One intervention begets another begets another.

How long before the government tries to outlaw the homeschooling opt-out?

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