Now that the National Rifle Association has unveiled its carefully thought-out plan to have armed volunteers, including retired military, police and parents keeping order in America’s schools, HOH got to thinking: We think we’ve seen this movie before.
And we had! Who could forget the 1996 Tom Berenger vehicle “The Substitute,” the story of Shale (Berenger), a no-nonsense mercenary who decides to clean up a Miami school where his girlfriend works that is overrun by gangs.
Shale starts off with tough love — disarming kids of their ice picks and the like — and graduates to flat-out hot lead discipline, utilizing a commando’s arsenal to take out the gangland baddies lead by future J-Lo ex-husband Marc Anthony.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said at Friday’s news conference. That’s exactly what the bad guys in “The Substitute” find out!
And while he said violent movies are really what’s to blame — among other things that didn’t include firearms — HOH can’t help but think “The Substitute,” as well as its sequel, The Substitute 2: School’s Out, starting Treat Williams — is a movie the NRA would love.