To save itself from the public relations nightmare it finds itself in, the NRA has turned to some shady ties. To head up its response, to train 70-year-olds as armed security in elementary schools, the NRA has tapped former congressman, Asa Hutchinson. In being selected, Hutchinson had this to say:
School safety is a complex issue with no simple, single solution. But I believe trained, qualified, armed security is one key component among many that can provide the first line of deterrence as well as the last line of defense.
Of course, he neglects to recall that those being tapped for this line of defense are retired police officers, not active-duty officers, and would be on average over 60 years of age. This by itself would be disturbing enough. However, even more disturbing, is that Hutchinson was selected at all.
Hutchinson’s post-Washington job has been the head of the Hutchinson Group, a consulting firm with a very short and specific clientele list. Its most notable clients are the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which was recently assessed a half-billion dollar fine for corruption and bribery, and Xe Services. Xe Services was the first rename for the mercenary company, Blackwater. Blackwater has had to change its name several times over the years, to Ve, Paravant, along with others, after its mercenary activities came to light; it now goes by the name Academi. This comes despite the marketing boon of having its Blackwater name attached to a new video game; ironic considering the NRA’s new position against video games. For any firm who’s invested so much into its reputation to later have such horrid things happen that they had to change their name not once, but several times, tells us a lot about the group and what they have done. The frequent name changes have been covered in this Russia Today report from 2011. See the video:
Academi has a list of charges miles long, from gun running to murder, kidnapping, and even child prostitution. Cases of organized gang rape, prostitution, and worse were uncovered against the firm. And then, to top it off, they admitted it. And the NRA has tapped the same consulting firm, who helped the firm determine what is legal or not, to set up their new program.
Blackwater was founded by Eric Prince, a self-proclaimed “Christian Crusader” with a very specific mission. According to court documents filed in Virginia in 2009:
To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades. Mr. Prince operated his companies in a manner that encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life. For example, Mr. Prince’s executives would openly speak about going over to Iraq to “lay Hajiis out on cardboard.” Going to Iraq to shoot and kill Iraqis was viewed as a sport or game. Mr. Prince’s employees openly and consistently used racist and derogatory terms for Iraqis and other Arabs, such as “ragheads” or “hajiis.”
Many of the men which Academi trained were later found pushing a radical form of Evangelical Christianity called “Dominionism” at our nation’s military academies. This radical form of religion has more in common with the Taliban than with anything you find in the Bible.
And now, Academi’s main consultant is preparing for the NRA’s school defense program, putting machine guns into the hands of people who would otherwise be Walmart greeters. This is a desperate attempt to save the organization. Only the other day, they relied upon zombie Breitbart to save them. Now they’re turning to the consultant who helped develop the program which led to a massacre in Iraq.
On September 16, 2007, in Nisour Square, Baghdad, a Blackwater security detail felt that an Iraqi police officer moving a car off of the road was a threat and opened fire. Using their weapons, semi-automatic rifles nearly identical to the weapons used in several massacres in the U.S., they managed to kill 17 civilians and injure 20 more. Despite claims of the group being under fire from insurgents, no evidence of these phantom terrorists have ever appeared. Here is a report on the Nisour Square massacre (see video):
Asa Hutchinson has blood on his hands: the firm for which he was a consultant was centrally involved in a myriad of criminal activities, including wholesale slaughter of innocents. And now the NRA wishes him to design the program intended to secure our children? One can only stand, staring in utter disbelief at this plan.