Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sandy Hook and Gungrabbers

           January 5, 2013 the Inquisiter had an article titled “Noah Pozner’s Mom Describes Newtown Victim’s Body, And Why We Should All Listen.” It seems the gun grabbers are out in force after the tragedy of Sandy Hook. In the article CNN commentator Roland Martin wants one of the Sandy Hook victim’s parents to have a Mamie Till moment, where they would put their child on display to push for gun control. The article also states, “We the adults that failed in protecting those children at Sandy Hook should not be spared from knowing what happened, and making an informed decision as to how to prevent it the best we can from ever happening again.”  I do not know what that means. What is it that they think the adults should have done? Are they calling for more gun control? The gun grabbers want something done to prevent anything like this from ever happening again, which ultimately would be a total gun ban.

Hitler forbade Jews to possess pretty much any weapons. Permits were only given to people of "undoubted reliability" who demonstrated a "need" for a gun. The law made it easy for Hitler to make sure his opponents couldn't get permits and thus had no access to firearms. Did Hitler ban gun ownership? Yes. Especially, if you were not a reliable ally of Hitler or were a Jew. And we all know what happened to the unarmed Jews

As horrible as the tragedy of Sandy Hook is there were other horrible tragedies in our history perpetrated by individuals, as well as our Government. One such tragedy was the Bath School Disaster in 1927 Bath, Michigan, in which a 55-year-old farmer bombed the school causing forty- five people to be killed, 38 of them children. The bombing was done by dynamite. Then there were twenty-one children under the age of 16 killed by the Federal Government at Waco, April 19, 1993. Fourteen of the children were under the age of six. Most of them were burnt alive.

As tragic as the event was at Sandy Hook there really is no way to prevent it from happening again because there is evil in the World. Nevertheless, you can limit the damage of the evil doer if there are good people on the scene who are armed and willing to take action against the perpetrator. That is one of the reasons for the Second Amendment, which is a God-given right of people to be armed to protect themselves and their families. But the main reason for the Second Amendment is for the people to defend themselves from an overreaching tyrannical government. And the Founders did envision the people being able to arm themselves with the weapons of the day, because they had fought a revolution against a tyrannical government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”