We would do the young victims of the Newtown shootings no honor by frantically enacting futile restrictions on freedom.
Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has stirred up a hornets' nest with her latest proposal to ban so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines while creating a federal registry of gun owners, complete with pictures and fingerprints. Analysts say supporting the measure would be “political suicide” for Democrats, and some opponents of Sen. Feinstein’s most recent assault on the Second Amendment are even asking the White House to put the far-left lawmaker on trial for treason. More than a few critics also suggested the move against gun rights could start another civil war.
If it’s so dangerous to identify homes that are “gun-free” zones, why do we do it to our schools? Unlike private residences, a criminal can actually bank on a school being gun free and thus soft-target rich. And we not only ensure this is the case, we, incredibly, announce it to the world.
Following the suggestion by the NRA that schools should have armed security to prevent another tragedy, numerous groups are offering such training to teachers, often for free.
The gospel of Matthew (26:52) tells us that Jesus rebuked Peter, saying, “Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Quite a pacifist message, huh? Yet Peter only had a sword to draw because he had one on his person — and Jesus obviously took no issue with this.
Despite the now obvious intentions of the Obama administration to attempt to restrict further Americans' right to purchase and own guns, those same citizens are not likely to accept such restrictions readily, as noted by the recent increase in sales of weapons across the country following the Sandy Hook shootings.
The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in place.
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre wants Congress to provide funding immediately for placing armed police officers in every school in the country.
Before the blood of massacred children was even dry at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and long before they had their stories straight about the shooting, much of the establishment media in the United States and even Communist China were claiming that the supposed gun-control “debate” had been “re-ignited.” To prove their point, they called up the usual fringe anti-gun rights zealots and lawmakers who have always opposed the Second Amendment. Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms, however, as polls show, say the media is increasingly “talking to itself.”
In the wake of the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the contentious debate over gun control has been reignited, spurring new policy proposals by lawmakers and mobilizing gun-rights advocates.