Lawrence O’Donnell is not an idiot. But, on Friday morning, in his zeal to prove that he is on the cutting edge (some might say ledge) of hard left orthodoxy, O’Donnell actually tweeted the following comment:
Lawrence: A bullet fired from an AR-15 travels 3x faster than one from a handgun.
And yet the president and the NRA think giving teachers guns will stop a school shooter http://on.msnbc.com/2EMqOkz
What was O’Donnell thinking? Does he see this as the difference between, say, taking a taxi to his next dinner party, versus a bus that makes stops along the way?
Let’s say that a teacher, properly trained in the use of firearms, sees the murderous lunatic with a rifle and shoots. Does he think this gives the murderous lunatic time to calmly check, make sure he still has ammunition, carefully aim and fire?
Earth to Lawrence O’Donnell: the average handgun bullet travels 2,500 feet a second. 2,500 feet a second.
Do you know what that means, Larry? It means that, assuming shooting accuracy, if the teacher pulls the trigger first, the murderous lunatic is going down. Period. End of story.
I realize it is only February, But if we run an “idiotic comment of the year” competition, I declare Lawrence O’Donnell a finalist.