A ‘Home Defense Concepts’ seminar offered at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting featured speaker Rob Pincus, who advised parents to keep guns in their kids’ rooms.
Pincus’ comments come just days after a 5-year-old shot his two-year old sister to death. On April 10th a four year-old boy killed a six-year-old boy in his front yard.
“How about putting a quick-access safe in your kids’ room? […] Good idea or bad idea? We have an emotional pushback to that. Here’s my position on this. If you’re worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom with a gun in it, you have bigger problems than home defense. (laughter) If you think that the kid who’s going to try to break into the safe because it’s in their room isn’t sneaking into your room to try to break into stuff, you’re naive and you have bigger problems than this. So let’s settle that issue and think about it. In the middle of the night, if I’m in the bathroom or getting a glass of water or in the bedroom or watching TV in the living room, if that alarm goes off and the glass breaks and the dog starts barking, what’s the instinct that most people are going to have, in regards to, “am I going to run across the house to get the gun, or am I going to run over here to help the screaming kid?” And if I’m going to go to the kid anyway, and I have an extra gun and an extra safe, why not put it in their closet?“
The NRA, GOA, and psychotic, violent gun-worshiping lunatics everywhere love their guns more than human life. Here’s the video from ThinkProgress: