Comedian Bashes Active Shooter Defense Drills in Schools

What is the answer to school shootings?

Well, I guess it depends on what one believes. For some, the answer is more laws, more restrictions on gun ownership, more bans on commonly owned and widely popular firearms with the hope being that if we continue to gut the Second Amendment and disarm the populace, we’ll stop evildoers from getting their hands on guns.

For others, it’s acknowledging that there are real limitations to the effect legislation can have on criminals and that the best way to stop an active shooter* is to be prepared as an individual, as a family, as a community to fight back with force, including deadly force, if necessary.

Samantha Bee, a comedian with a television show on TBS called “Full Frontal,” falls into the first camp. That is, she believes that more laws, like universal background checks, will go a long way to stopping these killers from plotting and planning to take innocent lives.

“What can we do to get through to these underdeveloped minds?” she asks, referring to pro-gun lawmakers who don’t support further restricting one’s right to keep and bear arms. “I’ve been looking up to lawmakers when I really should have been talking down to them… with the power of children’s theater.”

You’ll understand what she means by “children’s theater” if you watch the bit.

What’s actually funny is how far off the mark Bee is. For starters, she perpetuates the myth that mass shootings in schools have become a weekly phenomenon. The real truth, as researcher James Alan Fox has pointed out on multiple occasions over the years, is that mass shootings haven’t increased over the years.

“According to a careful analysis of data on mass shootings (using the widely accepted definition of at least four killed), the Congressional Research Service found that there are, on average, just over 20 incidents annually,” wrote Fox, in a 2015 column in USA Today. “More important, the increase in cases, if there was one at all, is negligible. Indeed, the only genuine increase is in hype and hysteria.”

In other words, the media has created the narrative that mass shootings in schools are an epidemic. But the data — the facts! — say otherwise. What’s more is that Fox — who is actually sympathetic to the gun control argument — admits what few anti-gunners are willing to: more laws would not stop mass killers.

“Mass killers are unwavering in their determination to carry out their mission; there is little that we can do to prevent them,” wrote Fox in a 2013 USA Today column. “If unable to purchase the necessary firepower, they will resort to stealing or borrowing a weapon, one of the millions in circulation, to achieve their objective.”


Where there is a will, there is a way, as the old saying goes. Short of a confiscatory and unconstitutional gun law that requires all gun owners to turn over their firearms to the government, thus rounding up the more than 300 million guns in this country, mass killers will find a way to get their hands on guns. Heck, even with the confiscatory gun law in place, there is still a good chance that criminals would be able to procure firearms on the black market. Essentially, there is nothing we can do, legislatively, to stop them.

Plus, even if we did confiscate all guns they would still find a way, as Fox argues.

“And let’s not forget that the two largest mass murders in recent years were perpetrated without guns,” wrote Fox. “In 1995, the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people, and in 1990 an arson fire at the Happy Land social club in the Bronx, N.Y., killed 87 people.”

So, if we can’t stop them with more laws, what are we left with? A simple option: resign ourselves to the fact that we are victims in the waiting or prepare ourselves to fight back. Which, of course, brings us back to school defense drills aimed at stopping a mass shooter. What do we want to teach our kids? Do we want to instill in them a false sense of security? Do we want to lie to them about the hard realities of the world? Or, do we want to prepare them to confront the ugly truth that evil exists in the world and that it is their responsibility to protect themselves and the people they love from that evil?

And at the end of the day, Ms. Bee should ask herself two, even more, fundamental question, if her son or daughter was in a school that was being attacked by one of these murderers, would she prefer that the children had a plan (to perhaps confront and/or hide from the shooter) or no plan at all? Moreover, would she want armed security on the premises or would she prefer it to be a gun-free zone?

I think her answers to those two questions would be rather telling.  Ironically, most gun-control advocates oppose armed security — until it comes to the ones they love, then it’s okay to be surrounded by good guys with guns.

*Active shooter — I hate this term.  Like “high-capacity” magazines “gunman” and “assault weapons” it’s misleading.  I’m an active shooter.  You’re an active shooter.   Millions of Americans are active and enthusiastic shooters.  It’s sad that we’ve accepted this as the standard terminology to describe evildoers with guns.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Mark January 11, 2019, 10:55 am

    Just another comedian/actor opening their yap yap hole in their brainless head. And why should I listen to someone that isn’t smart enough to get a real job.

  • Ro Gal December 25, 2017, 8:55 am

    This woman’s snarly sarcasm which she substitutes for comedy is sickening. Even when factual and practical advice is given, she tries to belittle it. How does one miss the point that it is better to act than be a victim despite the obvious consequences without doing anything.

  • rt66paul September 2, 2016, 10:20 am

    Some states have laws that do not allow affordable guns and fees that make thm more expensive, and they are doing that with ammo, also. Bann guns completely and we will see the prices rise even higher – then only crooks will be able to afford them.

    Just like gateway drugs get the user to buy in the “bad” area of town(they have all the drugs), illegal guns will be in the bad area of town for sale and readily available to them more than the good people.

  • sheldon minsky April 1, 2016, 9:34 pm

    You have made the incorrect assumption that she is a comedian.
    Perhaps in her mind or that of her parents. Funny she is not.

  • murphjuss March 12, 2016, 5:49 pm

    they left the part out that it was an “assault” revolver

  • Matt March 11, 2016, 6:15 pm

    What’s scary is people watch this and take it as news. They are too stupid to realize the interviews are fake and take the “stats” as fact.

    This chick is just another brain dead liberal spreading false info.

  • Tector March 11, 2016, 5:45 pm

    Two comments:
    First: Prohibition didn’t work, it created a black market that organized crime exploited to its great benefit. The war on drugs isn’t working, it created a black market that organized crime exploited to its great benefit. Prohibition of civilian-owned firearms? Yeah, sure, that’ll work, won’t it?
    Second: Obama doesn’t think it’s a good idea to put armed guards in schools. We use armed guards to protect banks, factories, government buildings, any number of places, but God forbid we should give the same protection to something as unimportant as our children. Except for the President’s children (and their classmates); they deserve the armed guards they have at their school. But my children aren’t as valuable as his children. Yeah, right. (Ding-danged elitist hypocrite.)

  • gonzo gonzales March 11, 2016, 4:58 pm

    If you want to listen to comics, remember what Nipsey Russell said:
    ” He who turns the other cheek –
    gets hit with the other fist!”

  • Scott E Phillips March 11, 2016, 3:24 pm

    Has anyone heard of the plan to place a fire extinguisher in every classroom?
    1 Shooter enters school
    2. School goes on lockdown
    3. When shooter attempt to enter classroom, spray him/her in the face with extinguisher.

    Also useful to bludgeon the evil doer or if they happens to be a fire.

    Just an idea, not mine, but interesting.

    • Jim February 10, 2017, 3:41 am

      That sounds like a dandy way to get a bunch of people killed.

  • mesaman March 11, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Don’t expect an intelligent comment from a lame-brained bimbo. Today’s comics(?) are not clever, certainly not funny, and yet they presume to inhabit the climes of logical, rational adults. It would be more reasonable to expect to find edible road kill in Death Valley.

  • Chuck March 11, 2016, 12:10 pm

    I hate to say it, but it’s liberals like her that I wish would get held up and then actually feel the fear of having a gun pointed at them. Then, I would wish someone like us, concealed carry individuals, would come to their aid and prove to them owning a gun isn’t a bad thing. Of course, this never happens or if it does the MSM sweeps it under the rug.

    • Brion. January 11, 2017, 4:03 pm

      There is no such thing as a liberal with that kind of experience, chuck. The minute life hits them like that they become dead or something other than a gun hating liberal

  • joe palooka March 11, 2016, 11:45 am

    What is it with these asshole’s? they always get the headlines. If you stop publishing what these dumb asses say or think maybe the will just go away, and if they don’t then don’t publish their crap!

  • erniemoe March 11, 2016, 11:35 am

    If you believe banning guns will stop a criminal from obtaining and using a gun, then perhaps you also believe making murder a crime will stop a criminal from killing. Yeah, I know, take guns away from everyone and nobody will have a gun, right? Lets ban heroine and cocaine so we can finally put a stop to the drug epidemic. If you honestly believe that illegal guns, just like illegal drugs, won’t be readily available to those intent on carrying out criminal behavior, you are living in a dream world. You obviously are incapable of rational thought and merely parrot what has been spoon fed to you.

  • Larry March 11, 2016, 11:21 am

    This leftist broad uses both her ends to spew the same BS.

  • Rich March 11, 2016, 10:41 am

    That was an awesome video! If you all could remove the NRA’s cock from your mouths for a second you’d see the tragic humor too. BTW, the duck and cover rule was pure bullshit that wouldn’t have prevented anyone’s death. It just gave children and adults a false sense of hope if the Commies ever did drop the bomb. Kinda like arming everybody in a school.
    Grow up, fags!

    • CHRIS March 11, 2016, 11:58 am

      We are grown up, which cant be said of your sorry ass. How many mass school shootings have happened im utah where teachers and faculty can arm themselves? 0. Which coincidentally is how many brain cells you have left. You advocate gun free zones, yes lets just do absolutely nothing but post some signs around sayimg everyone is unarmed. Tell you what why dont you start with your house and we’ll see how that turns out for you, prick.

    • Avon March 11, 2016, 12:24 pm

      Actually, teaching our youth to stand up and fight is wrong? You are too full of your anti-gun trolling to see that it is that right, which protects your right to spew such BS. I admit that duck and cover was idiotic. But we are talking about a gun, not a flippin bomb. Sure why not help those who would see us cowering in the corners. I suggest you read “Animal Farm” and “Sleep, 1,2,3” And what is with the anti-homosexual comments? You sound like a High School bully, hiding behind a keyboard. Just another Internet Troll.

    • hey March 11, 2016, 1:15 pm

      Hey Rich, if you could remove Bloomberg’s/global elite influence main stream media’s cock FROM YOUR MOUTH! You could actually see the cause of almost all of the mass shootings, except the ones caused by the government promoting terrorism refugee importation, are related to the use of taking biotech lobbied FDA approved phychiatric drugs, known for violent outburst. The license drug dealers who prescribe their patients more over time as the already mentally ill becomes chemically dependent on the drugs, eventually has adverse side effects. The fact the main stream media and our government does not want to point out the cause of the shootings is absolutely digusting and disturbing. It is to bad I did not grow up in High school back in the 70s, when kids could bring their shotguns to school for skeet practice and no mass shooters ever occured, at a time before these sinister phychiatric drugs where administered to people. The fact that at one time in the Iraq war we where losing more of our troops to suicide who where given drugs for post tramadic stress syndrome is also alarming. The fact the Nation’s incarceration rate is 6 times higher per GOP than the second country in the world as a result of letting the criminals back out, not just to commit more crime but to influence the next generation of criminals (usually teenagers) for the sake of government capitalism is sick. However I can not expect passive thought educated people like you to acknowledge anything I say unless I am a reporter or politician you where taught to support as a result of our passive thought teaching education system that promotes the one dominating the conversation (teacher) is the one with the correct information. As each later generation passes they don’t ask questions, they do not develop critical thinking skill, they just become debt driven, happy tax paying consumers dependent on government services doing anything a politican of their choice tells them to do without asking any questions, and that is if your lucky, if not you are a criminal.

    • William Wallace March 13, 2016, 10:32 am

      The only one here with a cock in their mouth is you, that being the liberal misinformation feed tube. You reference “commies” in your post and yet you’ve been transformed into one due to your blind ignorance of the facts. The core of the anti-gun issue isn’t about saving lives, it’s about control and-the removal of our freedoms and liberties. In case you weren’t aware Rich,thousands of people have sacrificed their lives in the protection and defense of those freedoms and liberties. I’d be curious to hear what sacrifices you’ve made, since you clearly enjoy the platform of being able to espouse your belching vaporous bullshit to the masses whenever the tube is removed. Most Liberal democrats surely don’t want you to know this , John F Kennedy jr. was a lifetime NRA member, and a liberal who actually honored his oath to uphold and defend the US CONSTITUTION. I think it’s time you crawled back under your bridge and continued sucking on your tube.

    • Shecky April 1, 2016, 10:45 am

      You just proved the old adage “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt”. You come on to a comment area that most liberals would consider to be full of bigots, yet you prove just the opposite. Typical

    • LibertyPhysics May 6, 2017, 12:13 pm

      You are so wrong in every way. The “duck and cover” drills, for instance, were to protect us from flying glass and other side effects of overpressure from bombs, tornadoes, earthquakes or other calamities, NOT to protect us from some ground-zero hit, as snarky know-nothing know-it-alls proclaim with the kind of confidence only available to the massively ignorant.

    • Tad May 26, 2017, 2:59 pm

      Troll. Ignore trolls, arguing with them is what they want.

  • Mike March 11, 2016, 10:36 am

    This so called comedian is a reject from the daily show she thinks she’s funny even though her comments are ass nine the sooner they cancel this idiots show the better.

  • Robert Neson March 11, 2016, 10:07 am

    Gahh, she reminds me of the same shenanigan logic of Jacklyn Glenn. Always having to bully around a people she considers have “underdeveloped minds”.

  • Robert March 11, 2016, 9:35 am

    That was deplorable, and down right despicable what that woman made fun of. We had babies killed due to wack jobs with guns and also knives. She is making fun of us not being sheep but sheepdogs protecting our lambs from the wolf!! Shame on her, shame on her!

    • Daniel Stewart March 11, 2016, 11:05 am

      She’s living proof that menopause is a mental disorder and should be considered a disability. She shouldn’t be allowed to buy or carry a weapon. He thought process is severely impaired which should keep her from running for elected office or having responsibility for persons of all ages. Her ability to use a kitchen knife or electric nail gun should also be forbidden. You see where this is going. When women start into menopause they should be watched for the NUTTS effect, and dealt with upfront.

  • Mike Parsons March 11, 2016, 9:23 am

    The best against school shootings is to allow firearms qualified teachers to have a weapon locked in a small gun safe in each classroom. First it will deter shooters who know in advance they are walking into the target side of a gun range, and if the shooter still tries it, they will be immediately met with overwhelming armed force. Cops can’t be there immediately, we trust our teachers with our child’s education (future) it’s high time we trust them to defend our children as well.

    • erniemoe March 11, 2016, 11:53 am

      A gun-free zone sign is a green light to someone intent on doing harm. They know they will be unopposed till on-duty officers arrive. Gun-free zones make it illegal for off-duty law enforcement to carry there. It’s ironic how the anti-gunners shout for more “common sense” laws. How much sense does it make when you disarm a trained off-duty officer on school grounds? I live down the street from a school. If I heard shots, why would the current administration not want me to intervene? We don’t need any more of this brand of “common sense”.

    • CHRIS March 11, 2016, 12:04 pm

      As legal law abiding adults they never should have been stripped of the right in the first place. I dont like the idea of a careless teacher accidentally discharging a firearm in a school any more than anyone else, but the statistics prove that is extremely rare. The alternative of doing absolutely nothing (gun free zones) has been proven to be a monumental failure and contributes to anti gun ideology.

  • Kurrent Truth March 11, 2016, 9:15 am

    Liberal idiots make for the funniest comedians. Why else would be laugh at their ideas?

  • Michael Swords March 11, 2016, 9:09 am

    Anything for a laugh no matter what the topic. I wonder how funny it would be to her if it involved someone she cared about. Remember, she is from Canada.

  • Nate March 11, 2016, 9:04 am

    I have heard of her show, but that was the first…and LAST…time I will watch that fat nincompoop.

  • Storm March 11, 2016, 8:54 am

    The term “active shooter” is an accurate descriptive term confined to an immediate on-going environment. Blannelberry is exercised about stuff that doesn’t matter and insists the term be reserved for a more global description of folks that enjoy shooting. O.K. What term would this wordsmith find more acceptable? Good Lord.

  • Fedup March 11, 2016, 8:41 am


  • An American March 11, 2016, 8:31 am

    Comedians, nowadays……yea, it’s all funny how they can find the humor in a tragedy and stand behind the tearing down of the 2nd Amendment. Can’t wait for the home turf fight for freedom…….I’ll be standing behind the cover of my anti-gunners.

  • MAgic Rooster March 11, 2016, 7:27 am

    When you begin to define “mass murder” don’t forget the thousands killed by planned parenthood. The real irony is that PP is championed by the same people who want to take away our guns. Is that f*cked up or what?

  • RetNavet March 11, 2016, 6:10 am

    Samantha Bee goes to sleep at night dreaming of being pistol whipped and savagely sodomized at gun-point….well, its the only logical explanation for her wanting everyone except the criminals to be disarmed…??

  • rogertc1 March 11, 2016, 6:09 am

    The obvious only way we can eliminate mass shootings is ban and confiscate all firearms in the USA. Vote Bernie and Hillary .

    • William Wallace March 13, 2016, 1:41 pm

      And then the only Mass Shootings will be of the kind where the citizens who owned firearms prior to the confiscation are lined up in front of a firing squad without due process and executed. Exactly what happened in Cuba after the Socialist communist regime took over. Here’s a thought…… If you don’t like what the USA and the US CONSTITUTION stand for you can move to Cuba, China, or North Korea. I’m sure they would welcome you with open arms.

    • Baldini March 20, 2016, 12:12 pm

      That sounds likes great idea. A utopia where the only people with guns are criminals. Keep your rape whistle handy. You’re going to need it.

  • Doc March 11, 2016, 5:56 am

    Look, this woman is an idiot and not worthy of a comment or a written article. It’s obvious she’s completely clueless.

  • Capt. Wiley March 11, 2016, 5:56 am

    It is sad that we can’t fix stupid, and she is. Many don’t remember that back in the ’50’s , we as small school kids knew what to do when we heard the sirens go off. We had to been taught to get under our desk to protect us from flying glass when the atom bomb went off. . We didn’t get the bomb BUT we knew what to do. Was that wrong or stupid? I think not. WW

  • SuperG March 10, 2016, 12:19 pm

    Samantha Bee and her victim mentality. Let’s not empower the children to try and save themselves, but keep them timid little sheeple, ripe for slaughter. You can’t ever stop a lone wolf attack. But you could institute mental health screening at the ninth grade level to detect and treat those needing help BEFORE they run amok. But “our” government would rather spend multi-billions of dollars on a one new warship, than help save the lives of innocent children.

  • Tom Horn March 10, 2016, 12:52 am

    “And let’s not forget that the two largest mass murders in recent years were perpetrated without guns,” wrote Fox. “In 1995, the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people, and in 1990 an arson fire at the Happy Land social club in the Bronx, N.Y., killed 87 people.”

    Don’t forget 9-11-2001, when 3000 folks were massed murdered, and 6000 injured by box cutter wielding thugs. Why haven’t we banned box cutters, especially those that can hold multiple razor blades (more killing power)? If box cutters were outlawed, only outlaws would have box cutters, so we would be able to identify the bad guys… when they slit our throats.

    I tired of these bimbos’ pretzel logic. The NRA long ago proposed a common sense way to protect our children in school. This brain washed nation refuses to listen to real common sense. Maybe we need to put out a children’s book to explain it to them. Nah. It’d be over their heads.

    • Tom Horn March 10, 2016, 5:00 pm

      Oh, what the heck! Worth a try. Can I get a publisher?

      No Guns in Usland, a children’s book for mentally challenged adults, by, Tom Horn

      Pg 1. This is Bobby, 7 years old, and his sister Sally, 5 years old, they live with their mom and dad in Usland.

      Pg 2. Bad evil doers came to Bobby and Sally’s school and murdered some of their classmates with guns. The people of Usland loved their children very much, and the acts of the evil doers made the people of Usland angry and sad.

      Pg 3. Many of the people of Usland loved their children so much, that they wanted to provide armed guards to protect the children of Usland, just like the armed guards that protect the Queen of Usland, and her children. Many Uslandians knew that scientifically, and historically, armed guards are the way you protect something that is precious to you. Like the armed guards they have at Fort Knocks, where Uslandians kept their gold. Many Uslandians thought their children were more precious than the gold they kept at Fort Knocks.

      Pg 4. But, the Queen of Usland, Obhillander, did not want to provide guards for the children of Usland. She said that the people of Usland couldn’t be trusted with guns, and would be safer if they turned in their guns. So the Queen passed laws that banned guns, even though Uslandian’s Forefathers had warned the people never to give up their guns, and had written laws that made sure they never lost the right to own and use guns.

      Pg. 5. The people of Usland turned in all their guns, just like Queen Obhillander’s new law ordered them to do. But, soon it was discovered that the evil doers did not turn in their guns, and continued to kill children and commit other acts of evil, and no one could stop them, as the Uslandians no longer had guns to protect themselves and their children.

      Pg 6. Queen Obhillander was beside herself as to what to do. She decided the only way to restore order was to declare Martial Law, and for all citizen to report to SPEWMA camps. That way only the evil doers will be outside the SPEWMA camps, and can be rounded up and dealt with.

      Pg 7. Bobby and Sally were very unhappy in the SPEWMA camps. Some of the evil doers had gotten in the camp and were doing bad things to the good people in the camp. The guards the Uplandians thought were there to protect them, only cared that no one got outside the camp. There was hardly any food or water in the camp, and pee and poop were flowing down the streets. People were getting very sick in the camps.

      Pg 8. Bobby and Sally’s Uncle Jerry, and his family decided to stay outside the SPEWMA camps, they did not trust Queen Obhillander. Soon Uncle Jerry and his family were attacked by evil doers, who stole all their belongings. Uncle Jerry thought it might be time to go to the SPEWMA camp. When Uncle Jerry and his family tried to approach the SPEWMA camp they were shot down by Queen Obhillander’s guards, who said, “Anyone outside of the SPEWMA camp must be an evil doer.”
      Pg 9. The people inside the SPEWMA camp had finally had enough of the terrible conditions of the camp. They wanted to go back home. They wanted to have an election and elect a new King, or Queen, and put an end to this Martial Law. When Queen Obhillander heard the Uslandians were getting restless, she suspended all elections, until the people of Usland could come to their senses.

      Pg 10. But the people of Usland didn’t come to their senses the way Queen Obhillander wanted them to. The guards guarding the SPEWMA camps DID come to their senses, though. They had had enough of this terrible treatment of their fellow Uslandian citizens. The guards armed the good people of Usland with guns, and together they made evil Queen Obhilllander move away to the Island of Ausso Land, where they don’t allow good people to have guns. Evil doers with guns came to the Queen’s house one night and killed Queen Obhillander, because she no longer had guns to protect herself.

      Pg 11. Bobby, Sally, and the good people of Usland went back to the way of life their wise Forefathers had planned for them. They vowed never again to give up their right to own guns, and the ability to protect themselves. They vowed not to let the evil doers out of prison like it was a spinning revolving door.

      Pg 12. Bobby and Sally’s Dad, Mike, took gun training classes, and became an armed guard at their school, where he loved and protected the children from evil doers. Bobby, Sally, and their Mom, Debbie, even took gun training, and all of Usland vowed never to be fooled into giving up their right to protect themselves again.

      They all lived happily ever after (except Queen Obhillander and the evil doers).

      The End

      • jaenpop March 11, 2016, 9:07 am

        I will buy a copy. Where do I send the check?

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