December 14, 2012 is a day that will go down as a watershed moment in American History. Like many other days that remain emblazoned in our collective conscience it will be remembered because of an unspeakable act of evil committed to the most innocent amongst us children.
On this day in the idyllic town of Newtown, CT. Evil visited Sandy Hook Elementary School resulting in the senseless deaths of 20 first graders and six school professionals. The carnage caused by a lone gunman also turned the gun upon himself taking his own life. Later, it was discovered the gunman started the day murdering his mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook whom he had lived with.
This author will not lend credit to the perpetrator who committed this heinous act by mentioning him by name nor will I try to hash out the reasons that prompted such behavior.
Last night President Obama did the right thing in meeting with the grieving families than attended a multi-faith prayer ceremony honoring the dead. Afterwards, The President gave a nearly 20 minute speech addressing nation.
In this writers humble opinion this was an opportunity for The President to deliver a powerful speech reaching out and speaking to all Americans and thus rallying the nation. With Obama what started off with a good message quickly turned into a veiled political statement on gun control.
Before I’m painted as a radical NRA, racist, gun nut, let me start by saying that I am a God-fearing man. I believe in the sanctity of life and was brought to tears by the news of theses horrific events. I believe that children are a gift from our creator and have trouble comprehending why such innocence is taken from The World.
I also believe that banning guns from law-abiding citizens will not make our precious children any safer from madmen. In fact, I pose the question if Dawn Hochsprung, the heroic principle of Sandy Hook Elementary School was a trained, responsible gun owner who kept a gun locked safely in her office than perhaps she or another administrator from the school may have prevented this lunatic or diminished the amount of carnage and senseless loss of life? Instead, she is found dead, slumped in a corner in a defense posture. By all accounts a competent, loving steward of children tragically gone forever unable to mold future young minds and aspire them to greatness.
It’s something a leftist liberal will never ponder but at what cost will we sacrifice our freedom in the name of security?
After 9/11 it has become commonplace for U.S. Citizens to willingly submit to TSA’s invasive screening, and fondling, tactics all in the name of security. We as American sheeple accept it and allow The Federal Overlord more and more authority giving us the false sense of security. We allow them to force wheelchair bound grandmothers to submit to full body searches and breast-feeding mothers to have to empty their mother’s milk all in the name of security.
And now this….
Undoubtedly, the tragic event of December 14, 2012 will serve as the tipping point for gun control in Amerika. The liberals have been clambering for it for decades and now with this President at this moment they have their opportunity to act.
Facts be damned the media elite, progressives and Hollywood have determined that it’s guns that kill people which of course equates to spoons causing obesity! As someone who eats more than he should can attest it’s not the spoon’s fault for ramming that slice of cheesecake down my gullet.
In all seriousness, rather than being hell-bent on creating gun-free zones and taking arms away from law-abiding individuals why don’t we look at the real problems which are mental illness, liberal protections and societies glorification of violence.
Due to the ACLU and it’s ill-inspired laws it’s near on impossible to have someone institutionalized UNTIL they perpetrate a crime! In fact, there are laws on the books that instill legal liability for reporting potentially violent mentally ill people to law enforcement according to Cornell Law School Professor William Jacobson.
Regarding gun-free zones they don’t work. In fact, economist John Lott produced statistical data in a ground breaking study proving that since 1950 every U.S. public shooting in which more than three people have been killed were taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns. The one exception was Tuscon in 2011 the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. This statistic bears contemplation. If you are someone who wishes to go on a mass killing spree and ultimately end it by taking your own life you obviously would research the best soft target to hatch your diabolical plan. The last thing you would want is some responsible gun owner with a concealed carry license there to thwart your plans ending your one shot at all the media publicity you so desperately crave.
In fact, this is exactly why James Holmes travelled across town bypassing several movie theaters until he came across one in the “safe gun-free” zone of Aurora, Colorado. I challenge my liberal friends to make up gun-free zones of their very own with signs and decals, place them on their front lawn and windows and let me know how that works out for you.
Oh, and as for the liberal Hollywood crowd who is so anti-gun, you seem to forget that you live under hired armed security 24-7! Your hypocrisy is maddening yet totally expected. Why don’t you try living without armed protection since you feel I should have to! Again like any Utopian Statist worth his weight in crap you don’t have to play by the rules you wish to set for others to abide by!
In conclusion, I hope Obama’s “balanced approach” to preventing gun related mass massacres is better balanced than his approach towards debt reduction. I sincerely hope The President has talks with Jay-Z regarding his misogynistic, violence riddled rhymes. I also hope he has speaks with his peeps in Hollywood who produce and star in violent, sex crazed rubbish that have become far too prevalent in society. Of course if Obama and his ilk have their way we can always ban the First, Second, and Fifth Amendments to The Constitution…Elections have consequences!