The slaughter of 20 innocent children and seven adults, by a gun-wielding nut-case at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, has already brought out anti-gun fanatics and Constitution-hating liberals. I predict an even more well-orchestrated chorus of anti-gun articles and videos will continue flooding the airwaves and internet.
They will re-hash the same tired old arguments; mainly that guns should be registered and some types of guns, namely so-called assault rifles should be banned. They will again argue that 20-shot magazines should be banned and that high caliber guns are not needed for hunting.
Here are a few – and I mean a very few – shock headlines discussing guns and/or gun controls:
Left Mobilizes to Politicize School Shooting: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/12/14/left_mobilizes_to_politicize_school_shooting
Bloomberg: Obama Must Take ‘Immediate Action’ Against Guns: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/14/Bloomberg-politicizes-shooting
Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/14/dem-lawmaker-get-gun-control-obama-must-exploit-sh/
Analysis: Could shooting be a gun-control tipping point? http://news.msn.com/us/analysis-could-shooting-be-a-gun-control-tipping-point
Along with most Americans I too am shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless murder of so many innocent children and even the adults. I do not, however, blame the guns, the clips or the caliber of the weapons used. I blame the system that did not recognize the shooter’s mental condition and the adults in his life that didn’t prevent his access to weapons. I also blame the Washington establishment and the national media. For days after the most recent massacre, the media seems fixated on destroying the Second Amendment, an integral part of our Constitution. Our president Obama seemed to struggle to make his lower lip quiver as he squeezed out apparently dry tears at a memorial for the victims. I must ask, where was the emotion from Obama when a Muslim jihadist executed un-armed U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood?
Guns are used for hunting, target shooting and self-defense. What is left out – ignored – and when the fact is recognized – scoffed at and ridiculed – is the FACT – that the primary reason for the Second Amendment, is to allow Americans the unalienable RIGHT to protect ourselves from the government.
I don’t know what the schools of today are teaching our kids about American History, but in my day we learned about The Shot Heard Around the World. As a refresher, may I remind everyone the shots were fired by the Colonial Militia when the army of King George tried to disarm the colonists. In perspective, the king’s attempt at gun control led to an immediate armed response and ultimately, American independence.
It also led to the Second Amendment which is enshrined as an unalienable RIGHT in the Constitution. We must protect ourselves against the government.
“We, the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts – not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the constitution.” – A. Lincoln
“Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference between having our arms under our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Patrick Henry
ADDITIONAL READING ON GUN CONTROLS, THE CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIA and WHY THE SWISS MILITIA WAS THE MODEL FOR OUR FOUNDERS