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.
Always call on St. Michael the Archangel if you find yourself in that kind of situation. Possibly the music teacher who hid the 15 children received some angelic assistance?
May God comfort you, your family, your community, and this nation. What happened in Newtown hurts our entire society. May the Lord somehow, someway bring something good out of this horrible tragedy, as only He can.
Great post. Every week at our local abortion mill, 35 members of the Kindergarten class of 2018 are murdered. May God have mercy on this nation.
“we are witnessing what happens when you replace foundational Judeo-Christian values in the classroom with the fallible, secular wisdom of man (and woman )”
And there’s one more reason for this violence. Several years ago the medical profession said we didn’t have to lock up crazy people. They just had to take their medication. Then we found out that some medications caused young people to get violent. Another problem is getting them to take their medications. So, another failure in the politically correct world.
Evil controls America. We need to confront evil.
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On 15 May 1974, members of Yasser Arafat's “Religion of Peace” attacked the Israeli settlement of Ma’alot. By the time the IDF was able to respond and eliminate the threat, 31 Israels were dead, 22 of them children, and 70 wounded. The ROP lost 3 confirmed and perhaps more.
After the attack, there was much soul searching in Israel of what to do. As usual, the Left sought to make things worse by denying arms to the victims of the attack to demonstrate to the Muslim thugs the Jews weren't a threat to them. However, smarter heads prevailed. Settlements like Ma’alot were armed to the teeth. Teachers were armed. Parents with arms stood guard and teens with marksmanship skills were enlisted as a ready reaction force (along with teachers and parents) until the IDF could arrive. No further attacks to Jewish settlements occurred because the Muslims were afraid they'd lose too many of their murderous ilk.
What Newtown, CT has to do is harden the target and not make them “free fire zones” for disarmed victims as is now the case.
Emotional rhetoric from national, state and local political leaders about one disturbed individual's act which destroyed the lives and liberties of these 20 young innocents remind us that many of these leaders' ideology and policies devalue Creator-endowed life and liberty for millions of other innocents in the womb for whom no tears are shed either by them or the special interest groups who elect them.
Let’s not blame the mother, who is also a victim here.
Perhaps he was just fed up with a mother who would not let him have his way on something. Mother dead.
Menendez brothers come to mind.
And before Xbox kids were shooting at themselves in the streets with toy guns playing Army and Cowboys N Indians.
I went to Church and played Nintendo.
Im curious if the Newtown mom bought the guns for her autistic son.
Don’t know about if she bought any guns for Adam but according to this and other articles I’ve read she owned guns, collected, etc. One article I read is that Adam tried a few days ago to buy a rifle but couldn’t or didn’t because of the waiting time.
Nancy Lanza legally owned a Sig Sauer and a Glock, both handguns of models commonly used by police, and a military-style Bushmaster .223 M4 carbine, according to law enforcement officials who also believe Adam Lanza used at least some of those weapons.
“We’re investigating the history of each and every weapon and we will know every single thing about those weapons,” Vance said.
Nancy Lanza was an avid gun collector who once showed him a “really nice, high-end rifle” that she had purchased, said Dan Holmes, owner of a landscaping business who recently decorated her yard with Christmas garlands and lights. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids.”
The mother had five guns registered to her name, two of which Adam Lanza used to carry out the execution-style killings
All those war movies from the 40’s and 50’s? All those Cowboy movies from the same era?
God bless you and all the afflicted in your community.
zerohedge is saying he had aspergers.
Exactly. Better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it.
May God Bless you, your family and your community.
- posession of a hand gun without a permit
- posession of a firearm on school property.
Connecticut law does not require that guns be kept “locked up,” just unloaded. Even if locked up, it’s not like a 20 year-old can’t figure out how to unlock them (unless they’re in a safe).
Indeed, and who often filled Obama’s collection plate during the ‘08 and ‘12 campaigns: the Hollywood/entertainment industry.
St. Michael the Archangel resides on my hip in a variety of calibers, and will indeed be called upon!
Prayers for all affected in your community. I grew up in a similar town in eastern Conn and seeing the sights around the school reminded me of my own elementary school and the one my mom worked at as the school nurse.
I’ve not gotten my CCW since moving back to Conn., but I will now.
And that's what I will be advocating.
No time like the present, make it a Christmas present to yourself or a New Year's resolution!
They were not first person shooter POV. And they didn’t show heads blown apart, and gore flying, or people screaming with limbs blown off. Etc.