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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/20/2012 07:18 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/20/2012 07:18 AM
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Guest Opinion "About The Newtown Massacre"~by Bob Mulvany

All decent people agree that the massacre of innocent children is horrific and deeply disturbing. People having an intense emotional response just want to do something, anything, without thinking through the long-term consequences of hasty decisions. So, when a mental defective shoots up a school with assault weapons, the knee jerk response is to ban assault weapons. But are assault weapons really the root cause of the issue or is it insanity? That is not difficult to answer....

For example, Seung-Hui Cho, the 2007 Virginia Tech killer used two handguns. Timothy McVey used a fertilizer explosive. Luis Garavito, a Colombian mass murderer killed hundreds of children with just a knife. Mary Ann Colton, a 19th century mass murderer in England poisoned her victims. And, the list goes on. Passing gun laws will not stop the criminally insane. That is a sad fact of life.

There's a deeper issue in the gun control debate. Although many innocent people die because of gun violence, history has seen no greater mass murderer than government. Think Waco and Wounded Knee for example. And, when a government drops bombs on an elementary school by remote control drone, it's called collateral damage. No biggie.
The Founding Fathers wrote the second amendment to allow the people to protect themselves when government turns bloodthirsty and oppressive. Ignoring history’s examples of nations descending into murderous despotism is foolish and short sighted. In addition to keeping criminals at bay, a well-armed populace is a major deterrent to government excess. That is why Hitler confiscated guns early in his reign. Outsourcing all responsibility for our personal and family security to government will take us down that dangerous road.

Instead of assigning our morals and safety to government, let each of us live righteously and set a good example for others. In the end, are you not the primary guardian of yourself and your family? I suggest that you put your faith in God and yourself instead of government since all human institutions are forever subject to the weakness and flaws of human nature.


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