Bryan Fischer: ‘Get God and Guns Back into Schools’

Bryan Fischer, a spokesperson for the right-wing group American Family Association (and a supporter of another presidential run by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2016) has Friday’s horrifying massacre in a Connecticut elementary school all figured out. Fischer posted his “solution to school violence” on Twitter this morning:


“Solution to school violence is to get God and guns back into schools, in that order.”

12 thoughts on “Bryan Fischer: ‘Get God and Guns Back into Schools’

  1. I have a suggestion. Why not prohibit ANY politician from accepting campaign contributions from any gun mfgr. or lobbyist? OK, I know, I know — our congress & senate would never let that happen … and even if such a rule was put in place, they’d find ways to work around it. The lawmakers in a position to pass laws to keep assault weapons & such out of the hands sick, dangerous people are far too addicted to the money they receive from gun interests. The TV ad industry wouldn’t like it because the $$$ they get from politicians is their “mother’s milk.” I’ll try to think of something more feasible.

  2. Re. God in schools…
    If that is all we need, then why are there massacres in churches and temples? Has it prevented abuse and molestation by priests and other church leaders?

    Re. Guns in schools…
    Please do elaborate on how having an arsenal and a mob of armed individuals blasting away and hitting innocent bystanders as well as, possibly, the gunman would have improved the situation?

  3. Fischer is a great spokesman for the Christian fundamentalist cause in this country. Your comments show how much the general public is endeared to that cause.

  4. Comparing the map of gun fatalities from “The Geography of Gun Deaths” in the Atlantic to the map of the percentage of each state’s population that says religion in their life is “very important” from the Pew Forum Religious Landscape Survey, it would appear that the empirical correlation is religion being associated to more gun deaths.

    Of course, correlation isn’t causation, but it’s hard to claim causation without even correlation.

  5. The evidence is that gun laws actually increase the crime and murder rates wherever they are implemented. Please ruminate and take the time to read snippets of the article I have included for ideas for a solution:
    The Wall Street Journal Europe
    June 4, 1999 Stephen P. Halbrook

    In 1994, when the U.S. Congress debated whether to ban “assault weapons,” a talk show host asked then-Senator Bill Bradley (New Jersey), a sponsor of the ban, whether guns cause crime. The host noted that, in Switzerland, all males are issued assault rifles for militia service and keep them at home, yet little crime exists there. Sen. Bradley responded that the Swiss “are pretty dull.”

    More per capita firepower exists in Switzerland than in any other place in the world, yet it is one of the safest places to be.

    According to the U.N. International Study on Firearm Regulation, England’s 1994 homicide rate was 1.4 (9% involving firearms), and the robbery rate 116, per 100,000 population. In the United States, the homicide rate was 9.0 (70% involving firearms), and the robbery rate 234, per 100,000. England has strict gun control laws, ergo, the homicide rate is lower than in the U.S. However, such comparisons can be dangerous: In 1900, when England had no gun controls, the homicide rate was only 1.0 per 100,000.

    Moreover, using data through 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice study “Crime and Justice” concluded that in England the robbery rate was 1.4 times higher, the assault rate was 2.3 times higher, and the burglary rate was 1.7 times higher than in the U.S. This suggests that lawfully armed citizens in the U.S. deter such crimes. Only the murder and rape rates in the U.S. were higher than in England. THE SMALL NUMBER OF VIOLENT PREDATORS WHO COMMMIT MOST OF THESE CRIMES IN THE U.S. HAVE LITTLE TOUBLE ARMING THEMSEVES UNLAWFULLY.

    The U.N. study omits mention of Switzerland, which is awash in guns and has substantially lower murder and robbery rates than England, where most guns are banned.

    Here are the figures: The Swiss Federal Police Office reports that in 1997 there were 87 intentional homicides and 102 attempted homicides in the entire country. Some 91 of these 189 murders and attempts involved firearms. With its population of seven million (including 1.2 million foreigners), Switzerland had a homicide rate of 1.2 per 100,000. There were 2,498 robberies (and attempted robberies), of which 546 involved firearms, resulting in a robbery rate of 36 per 100,000. Almost half of these crimes were committed by non-resident foreigners, whom locals call “criminal tourists.”

    Sometimes, the data sound too good to be true. In 1993, not a single armed robbery was reported in Geneva. No one seems to be looking at the Swiss example in the U.S., however.

    Congress is stampeding to pass additional firearm restrictions in response to the events of April 20, when two students used guns and bombs to murder a dozen classmates and a teacher in Littleton, Colorado.

    Yet in 1996, a man who legally owned guns under England’s strict regulations went on a rampage, murdering 16 children and a teacher in Dunblane, Scotland. Parliament then banned all handguns and most rifles.

    But there have been NO SCHOOL MASSACRES IN SWITZERLAND! THE EVIDENCE, FROM CHICAGO, TO MEXICO WHERE THERE ARE EXTREME GUN RESTRICTIONS, IS THAT GUN LAWS CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASED CRIME AND MURDER RATE…NOT A REDUCTION!! Just because I am an Atheist and have been voting Democratic does not mean that I don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment.