The conservative Daily Caller is promoting a White House petition to end armed guards at the White House. Its purpose? To point up the alleged irony in Obama's refusal to allow armed guards in schools when he himself depends on armed guards.
The DC's Jim Treacher explains:
If gun-free zones keep people safe, then I can't think of a person whose safety is more important than the President of the United States. If having a gun in your home increases your risk of getting shot, how can we allow our president and his family to be surrounded by dozens of them? Think of the children. Sign the petition. Do it now. Every second you wait puts the leader of the free world at risk.
The petition already has the requisite 25,000 signatures required for an official White House response. (On Wednesday the White House announced that the threshold for an official response would rise to 100,000 signatures - but existing petitions still need only 25,000.)