Skip to comments.As a Newtown resident, parent, and law abiding gun owner…
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by DTogo
Yesterday was the dark day always in the far corner of my head, and only brought to the forefront when friends or family sometimes ask why I carry a hand gun on simple everyday errands and activities. My answer is two-fold; because it's my Constitutional Right to do so, and there are a lot of crazy people out there in the world today, maybe even in Newtown.
That once back-of-the-mind thought was also there everyday as my youngest boards the bus to spend about 7 hours in a completely defenseless environment where teachers and parents are not allowed to carry on public school grounds. From this coming Monday onward, it will be front and center, 24/7, 365.
It's high time we admit that evil exists, and feel-good gun laws restricting the 2nd Amendment Right of law-abiding citizens have NOT, do NOT, and will NOT prevent determined criminals and sociopaths from obtaining guns and using them.
Assuming there will be town meetings or new legislation at the local/state level, with the support of like-minded Newtown parents I have spoken with, I will be advocating for the following:
- Allow parents with a CT pistol permit to conceal carry when visiting the school grounds of their childrens district.
- Solicit volunteers and designate certain school staff as security first responders willing and able to procure a CT pistol permit, if they dont have one already, and regularly train with local law enforcement if not recreationally shoot with the parents of their students.
- We dont need more gun laws such as the previously failed attempt in CT to ban high capacity magazines, nor metal detectors at the doorway, or a cop in every school. Gun laws continually fail to prevent this and many other horrible crimes committed by evil persons with no regard for the law to begin with, just ask Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- And finally, we are witnessing what happens when you replace foundational Judeo-Christian values in the classroom with the fallible, secular wisdom of man (and woman to be PC).
My youngest was in temporary lock down yesterday at one of the schools in the Newtown district. The Castle Doctrine and associated equipment that protects my family at home does not extend to the classroom. As parents and citizens we must not, and I will not, relinquish our unalienable right to self defense.
Wow - God bless, and glad you’re able to keep things in perspective.
Prayers up. And thanks.
But between 2000 and 2008, Connecticut had the second-fastest growing abortion rate in the nation among all states...And actually, Connecticut is ONLY one of 14 states to have RISING abortion rates between 2000 and 2008...
...% wise (the abortion rate), Connecticut was #8 in abortion rate...with nearby states Delaware, NY, NJ ahead of it (leading the pack).
...especially in states like...
...Connecticut & its surrounding regions of NY/NJ...
...and is even infecting PA, which had saw a drop in abortions 'tween 2000-2005...
...while other Eastern states like Delaware, Maine and NH are also rising in dismembering the pre-born...
I was explaining just the other week to a fellow that was contemplating CCW.
It’s like putting on your shoes.
Don’t let them make you feel like you are bad because you are prepared for the world.
You always pick up your wallet and keys and knife in the morning.
Carry that gun, be prepared.
Guns are neither the problem or the solution, but being prepared is an answer that prepares us as society, rather than the alternative that reduces us to miserable automatons of misery that have no free will to defend ourselves or be free of tyranny.
Thanks for the post.
Life can not exist without risk.
In order for a free society to exist, it must except the possibility bad thing can and will happen.
Every attempt to remove risk from our life limits our choices and our freedom.
Logic would dictate that by the very definition of “criminal”, those that have the mind set to commit this type of crime is not going to be stopped by “stronger gun laws”.
After all, murder is already against the law, and that does not stop those that kill other people.
But those that advocate for more and stronger gun laws fall into two categories. One, those who logic does not apply, only feelings. They fell it will do some good so then it must be good. These are the foot soldiers of the other group that are advocating more and stronger gun laws.
These are the one that want power and control over the rest of us. Most on the left fall into this category. They are really afraid of those with guns.
Gun laws have not stopped criminals from getting and using guns, they have only disarmed innocent citizens and left them unable to protect themselves.
God Bless you and your family, and all in your community. Yes, your suggestions make perfect sense
FReepers keep outdoing themselves.
I keep thinking “that’s the best post of the month”, then another one comes along.
IMHO, this is an excellent post - it should be on TV snews networks instead of the much of the propaganda and theater that they have on.
“24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
“2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
In both Connecticut and Oregon, the guns were stolen by 20 year olds. A clear failure to properly lock up the guns. I’m curious if the Newtown mom bought the guns for her ‘autistic’ son. In both cases, the kids came from broken homes.
Another perspective is that evil and atrocity are universal throughout history; it is not solely relegated to “Assault-like” weapons. Those gun-hater nuts who have gone off the deep end over this talking about “having to have a national dialogue on this - RIGHT NOW” need to google the Bath School Disaster of 1927. No guns, one madman, and a lot of dynamite, more children killed than in this disaster. The reason? Confiscatory property taxes and foreclosure on a farm.
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