The Ed Show | February 19, 2013
>>> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
>> welcome back to "the ed show." in the months since the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut, which left 26 people dead, nra ceo wayne lapierre has pushed the narrative more guns means a safer america. gun rights activists have embraced this claim, with some going even further than that and capitalizing on the national discussion. a youth hockey league in fargo, north dakota , with players as young as 4 years old plans to give away 200 firearms in a raffle. it's a great fundraiser for them. the new hampshire association of chiefs of police is raffling off 31 firearms, including semiautomatic weapons. and the latest all around pizzas and deli in virginia beach , virginia, is offering 15% discount if you carry openly to the store or show them a concealed weapons permit. here is a happy customer posing with her son's semiautomatic rifle . it's fun for the whole family, isn't it? young and old. see, in virginia it's legal to carry a gun into banks, hospitals, stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and open carry is even allowed in bars. sounds like a great idea. let's see, guns and alcohol, mix them together, nothing is going to happen. here is what more guns have led to in the virginia beach area. i wonder if this shooter stopped in all around pizzas for a discount slice. or these two charged with two counts of murder, or the person who shot this man walking into the mall. or the man who was charged with shooting someone in the neck just 15 minutes away. according to data collected by slate, the website, and also the twitter feed gun deaths, there have been at least 1,981 gun deaths in america since the newtown tragedy. more guns does not equal less violence. but i sure hope they all enjoy the 15% discount on their pizza.
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