Arizona's Gun Posse

  • Aired:  02/12/13
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Volunteer school guards perform weapons drills with Steven Seagal, but history proves that many have already had extensive experience with police. (4:47)

BACK, EVERYBODY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANKS, FOLKS.

NATION, AS OF 8:00 EASTERN STANDARD TIME, IT APPEARS THE MANHUNT FOR CALIFORNIA FUGITIVE

CHRIS DORNER IS COMING TO A CLOSE.

HIS STORY IS YET ANOTHER IN A LONG SERIES OF TRAGIC GUN-RELATED DEATHS.

AND SO FAR, NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO CURB OUR ACCESS TO THESE DEADLY WEAPONS.

AND HOPEFULLY, THAT NOTHING WILL CONTINUE.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT FOR THOSE FRUSTRATED THAT NOT ENOUGH OF NOTHING IS BEING DONE, I HAVE GOOD NEWS:

IT'S A BOLD NEW INITIATIVE IN ARIZONA, WHERE SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO IS SENDING 3,000

VOLUNTEERS TO PATROL SCHOOLS IN ARMED POSSES, AND THE TRAINING STARTED THIS WEEKEND.

>> INSIDE THIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS DON'T STAND A CHANCE AGAINST

HEAVILY ARMED GUNMEN.

THE KIDS COWER UNDER THE TABLES, TRY TO ESCAPE AS TEACHERS BEG THE BAD GUYS FOR MERCY.

THE VOLUNTEER POSSE MEMBERS TAKE THE GUNMAN DOWN.

>> Stephen: WOW.

[LAUGHTER]

ARIZONA'S GOT GREAT SCHOOLS.

THOSE ARE 8th GRADERS, BUT THEY'RE BEING TRAUMATIZED AT A 12th GRADE LEVEL!

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, FILLING OUR SCHOOLS WITH GUN-TOTING GUYS WHO HAVE NOWHERE TO BE DURING WORK HOURS MIGHT

GIVE SOME PARENTS PAUSE, BUT REST ASSURED, MOM AND DAD, THESE VOLUNTEER POSSES ARE GETTING TOP

NOTCH TRAINING.

>> THESE VOLUNTEER OFFICERS ARE RUNNING THROUGH DRILLS RUN BY HOLLYWOOD ACTOR STEVEN SEAGAL.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: YES, STEVEN SEAGAL.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BECAUSE THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP A BAD GUY WITH A GUN IS AN EVEN WORSE ACTOR.

[LAUGHTER]

WE KNOW HOLLYWOOD VIOLENCE IS THE REAL PROBLEM, THEREFORE IT'S ALSO THE SOLUTION.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S LIKE FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE.

IF YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE, CALL AN ARSONIST, HE'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT FOR SOME REASON ARIZONA DEMOCRAT CHAD CAMPBELL CALLED USING SEAGAL AS AN INSTRUCTOR

"LUDICROUS." ADDING, "WHY DON'T WE ALSO HAVE CLINT EASTWOOD AND CHUCK NORRIS AND BRUCE WILLIS COME OUT AND

TRAIN THEM TOO WHILE WE'RE AT IT?"

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELL, COME ON!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THAT IS STUPID.

YOU CAN'T HAVE THOSE GUYS.

THEY STILL GET WORK.

[LAUGHTER]

BESIDES, NONE OF THESE GUYS HAVE LAMA SEAGAL'S MASTERY OF TACTICAL OPS.

>> I'VE PUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS OF HOURS INTO MY WEAPONS TRAINING.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT, MILLIONS OF HOURS!

[LAUGHTER]

NOW A MILLION HOURS IS ABOUT 115 YEARS, WHICH SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT SO DOES ASKING STEVEN SEGAL TO

TRAIN YOUR POSSE.

SO IT WORKS OUT.

[LAUGHTER]

THE SEAGAL POSSE IS SUCH A PRE-SUCCESS THAT ARAPAIO'S ALREADY SIGNED ON ADDITIONAL

STAR POWER-- 1970'S "THE INCREDIBLE HULK" STAR LOU FERRIGNO AND ACTOR PETER LUPUS

OF THE 1960S TV SERIES "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE.

[LAUGHTER]

OF COURSE, LUPUS IS 80 NOW.

SO MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IS OPENING THE LUNCHROOM MILK.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT FOLKS, MANY OF ARPAIO'S POSSE MEMBERS DON'T EVEN NEED TRAINING.

HISTORY HAS PROVEN THEY'VE GOT EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH POLICE.

>> A SIX-MONTH CBS5 INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED A NUMBER OF POSSE MEMBERS WITH ARRESTS

FOR ASSAULT, DRUG POSSESSION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, DISORDERLY

CONDUCT, IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER, AND THE LIST GOES ON."

>> Stephen: WOW.

DRUG POSSESSION?

SEX CRIMES?

IT TAKES REAL DEDICATION TO GUARD A SCHOOL THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED WITHIN 500 FEET OF.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET ALL WORRIED ABOUT HAVING ARPAIO'S VIOLENT SEX OFFENDERS

WATCH THEIR KIDS.

NO PROBLEM.

HE CAN JUST ASSEMBLE AN ARMED POSSE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM HIS OTHER ARMED-VOLUNTEER POSSE.

[LAUGHTER]

I BET WE CAN EVEN GET STEVEN SEAGAL TO TRAIN THAT POSSE, TOO, IF SOMEONE JUST SHOWS UP WITH A

CAMERA AND A SWEET ROLL.

[LAUGHTER]

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