MajW suggested we open up a thread, forthright and decidedly non-hysterical, about yesterday’s criminal massacre in Connecticut and the national gun control debate.
My local news this morning included a mention of “new calls for gun control” or something like that with every story: a steady drumbeat.
Yes, some people and some organizations certainly are calling for more gun control; they are well known and their reactions are not unexpected.
Don’t think for a minute that the so-called mainstream media, being solidly in the progressive camp, isn’t gleefully feeding and stoking this activity.
I say this:
Pray hard, if you’re a praying man or woman, for the souls of the dead and for the comfort of the bereft. Give what you can for any funds for their relief.
Be very wary of calls from politicians and “civic leaders” for sweeping gun control legislation in the wake of this massacre. History is rife with examples of Liberty lost when a crisis is leveraged by clever and deft politicians to increase the authority of the State. Liberty once lost is regained only with difficulty. Gun control is not about controlling guns to reduce crime– it’s about controlling people.
Do not accept the lie that because you own guns that you are part of the problem. You, exercising your rights, is not a criminal act. It is the act of a free citizen. The 2d Amendment protects and guarantees a right, it does NOT protect a right to commit a crime, for there is no such right. Does the 1st Amendment protect a right to commit slander and libel?? (A Girl has a separate but related post from yesterday, highly recommended.)
When you hear the steady drumbeat of calls for nationwide gun control, pay close attention to up or down movement in the sales of guns and ammunition. That’ll tell us more about what We the People think.
Connecticut has very stringent gun control laws, and I expect that school was a “gun-free zone” and that no teacher or staffer was armed. One good man or woman, armed and capable, might very well have been able to put a stop to this massacre and saved some lives. The police, as far as I can tell from reports, showed up only after the fact.
I refuse to turn in my property, legally bought and never misused, and to surrender my rights because of the actions of a murderous madman.