Thursday, January 03, 2013

Connecticut's Sandy Hook lessons

It has been weeks since the massacre at the Connecticut elementary school.  So many innocent lives lost to one indescribably evil act by a broken individual.  The magnitude of such a tragedy is hard for rational people to comprehend.  Yet, the knee-jerk reaction from the political class is as predictable as sunrise.

It is adding insult to injury to force the individuals of America to withhold our grief because we have to prepare for a second attack.  This time from politicians and their Laws of Mass Destruction.  It is hard to find the time to cry when you know, from the moment of the first news reports, that fundamental human rights which are subject to no government's "laws" will be scapegoated.  Tears must wait until your self defense has been secured.

Doing the same thing that keeps being done and that keeps failing, is not the right way to deal with it.  For a change, let's do the thing that people like me keep suggesting.

A person who is willing to violate the laws against murder will never let a "law" against owning or carrying a gun stop him.  The anti-gun "laws" only disarm the people who have no intention of murdering children.  And, in doing so, those "laws" make the children-your children- less safe.

Politicians- who have had the anti-gun bills written in advance, waiting for such an opportunity to try to rush them into "law"- want you to be afraid.  They count on it.  Fearful people are temporarily willing to give up some liberty for the illusion of safety.  It doesn't work that way.

I am not afraid of random violence. I am resolved to prevent or stop it. I am resolved to refuse to be a sitting duck, or to stand by and watch innocents be attacked. I am resolved to make sure everyone knows the motivations of the people who would wish to take away the tools that allow you and me to say "STOP!" and back it up with action.

Anyone calling for you to be disarmed- anywhere, at any time, for any reason- is not doing it for your sake.  They do not have your best interests in mind.  Instead, the only reason they do it is so that they can do things to you that you would stop if you had the ability.  They do it so that they can keep hurting innocent people and you'll be powerless to prevent it.

Schools are not safer when the good people are disarmed.  That is a deadly myth.  How many more children will be sacrificed on this gory altar?

Instead of making it easier for these evil murderers to do what they want, let's end the insanity of "gun free zones" so that the next attempt will get nipped in the bud. A "gun free zone" is more accurately labeled a "slaughter house".  Only a monster would advocate more of this.