Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Letter to Editor - Newtown Bee
The Newtown Bee ^

Posted on 01/26/2013 7:11:30 PM PST by dontreadthis

To the Editor:

This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid

I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.

Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it's as threatening as ever.

That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA's actions.

You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can't afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because health care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can't lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office before the bill comes due… you don't care and have no integrity nor honor.

You lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns… every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.

Brendan Duffy

4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; lettertotheeditor; sandyhookletter; secondamendment
Letter to Editor - Newtown Bee

The link takes you to a short letter-to-the-editor of a Newtown, CT newspaper. It is wonderfully encouraging to read this man's opinion and note that his entirely accurate thoughts were...apparently...actually printed.

1 posted on 01/26/2013 7:11:33 PM PST by dontreadthis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Excellent letter, indeed. And it means more coming from Newtown itself.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 7:16:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

bttt


3 posted on 01/26/2013 7:21:18 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

He may not own a gun, but he sure can shoot straight. God bless this man.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 7:21:43 PM PST by Faith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Thanks for the post. My sentiments exactly.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 7:22:02 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

wow

God bless this man for his courage.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 7:23:04 PM PST by Truth2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Outstanding!!

So good I had to come out of lurker mode.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 7:23:41 PM PST by Backstop73 (Always reading, seldom posting.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis
From the article: "I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now."

Never owned a gun? What is he waiting for?

Does he think the rest of us boating-accident prone people are going to be able to supply him one?

He admits that the country is being run by dishonest and corrupt people. He's in as much danger as the kids in that school. Does he go to school or university? Does he ever go to a theater? Does he ever go to a mall? Does he ever ride a subway?

Even our disarmed military are in danger while congregating in our gun-free-zone military posts.

8 posted on 01/26/2013 7:25:34 PM PST by William Tell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Thank you for posting this. This guy says what needs to be said very eloquently............


9 posted on 01/26/2013 7:25:52 PM PST by basil (basil)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Right on Mr. Duffy. And a heartfelt thank you to the Newtown Bee.

Hopefully half the country will read and ponder the sum and substance of this most timely letter.

Let’s pray it turns the tide here. One man CAN make a difference; with God’s help all things are possible.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 7:28:32 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

*lump in throat....and screen just went all squiggly*


11 posted on 01/26/2013 7:33:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Wonderful letter.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 7:35:54 PM PST by jwalsh07
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; trisham; I_be_tc; DJ MacWoW; musicman; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; ..

Thanks very much for this posting, dontreadthis!

Mr. Brendan Duffy of Sandy Hook, CT gets it.

May God Abundantly Bless and Keep this Patriot!


13 posted on 01/26/2013 7:46:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Isn’t that letter perfectly brilliant!?

I’ve forwarded it to everyone I know.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 7:49:37 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: FReepers; Patriots




FREE REPUBLIC now, more than ever.

Your Contributions Make All the Difference!

Thank You All Very Much!

15 posted on 01/26/2013 7:50:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Lady Jag

I’m doing that now.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Wow! That’s a great letter.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:25 PM PST by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Finally, the voice of reason on the East Coast! Thanks for the ping, Onyx! :)


18 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:50 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

BUMP for great freeping.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Faith
He may not own a gun, but he sure can shoot straight. God bless this man.

Amen! Amen! Amen!

20 posted on 01/26/2013 7:52:10 PM PST by Jane Long
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ...

(( ping ))


21 posted on 01/26/2013 7:53:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Forwarded to all of my contacts. Very intelligent and succinct letter.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 7:59:45 PM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama’s America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

YES and from Sandy Hook.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 8:02:32 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis; onyx; Lancey Howard

Outstanding letter by Brendan Duffy to the people of Newtown.

God Bless him for speaking out.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 8:08:49 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lancey Howard

Thanks, Lancey. An outstanding letter.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 8:10:55 PM PST by Girlene
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Thanks for the ping onyx. Outstanding. Sent to Rush and Drudge. This need to go viral.


26 posted on 01/26/2013 8:13:57 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: upchuck
Great idea and GOOD on you!






27 posted on 01/26/2013 8:27:15 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: onyx
Confiscation
28 posted on 01/26/2013 8:37:18 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 01/26/2013 8:48:28 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I grew up in Newtown, left the area in 1986. It is good to see that it hasn’t gone totally communist. Someone there still understands what the Constitution is about and at least the editors at the Newtown Bee still allow freedom of speech.

Ravenstar


30 posted on 01/26/2013 8:56:18 PM PST by Ravenstar (Reinstitute the Constitution as the Ultimate Law of the Land --Cain 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Bravo Citizen Duffy!! God bless you!!!!


31 posted on 01/26/2013 9:18:49 PM PST by FamiliarFace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis
It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

Well said!

32 posted on 01/26/2013 10:14:04 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: William Tell
Never owned a gun? What is he waiting for?

Does he think the rest of us boating-accident prone people are going to be able to supply him one?

Lighten up! I understand he just bought some SCUBA gear. Maybe he can find some of mine down there while he's at it; somebody should get some good use out of them. ;-')

33 posted on 01/26/2013 10:20:56 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

34 posted on 01/26/2013 10:27:42 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

35 posted on 01/26/2013 10:27:45 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

36 posted on 01/26/2013 10:28:46 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero

A good, heartfelt letter pinpointing some of the causes of the collapsing of American society which has allowed the lunatics to roam the streets at will.

Now let’s see if the leftists in Newton and elsewhere start attacking Mr. Duffy’s sanity, integrity, and general political beliefs.

Hope that some Freepers follow-up on this story and let us know what is happening.

The Left never let’s a patriotic, decent citizen get away unattacked.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 11:00:51 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: William Tell

“Does he think the rest of us boating-accident prone people are going to be able to supply him one?”

Sadly, if the SHTF scenarios start unfolding, the reality is there are probably more weapons available than there are trained or effective shooters.

Most people get the hang of it pretty quick though.

You’ll be handed a gun if you’re a capable shot! What good are 6 or 7 weapons, when you can only shoot one at a time?


38 posted on 01/27/2013 7:07:05 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Great letter. Would love for it to go viral. Haven’t seen it on Drudge...hopefully, it’ll be picked up by him (and others).


39 posted on 01/27/2013 7:34:00 AM PST by Jane Long
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Thanks for posting this. Very, very well-said.


40 posted on 01/27/2013 7:49:08 AM PST by paterfamilias
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Wow! Takes a brave man to step up to the groupthink mob and suffer the slings and arrows that will surely come his way for speaking the truth.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 7:51:21 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx; dontreadthis

Amen. A beautifully written letter from a man unafraid to speak truth to power.


42 posted on 01/27/2013 8:19:49 AM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Sirius Lee

I plan to write him a personal note of thanks, so he knows that some people are behind him 100%.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 8:36:01 AM PST by FamiliarFace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: upchuck; DTogo; nutmeg; Biggirl; onyx

I worry about his safety. The liberals will attack him, motives, perhaps his past, his family.
I am very concerned about this man.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 7:28:37 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: upchuck; DTogo; nutmeg; Biggirl; onyx

I worry about his safety. The liberals will attack him, motives, perhaps his past, his family.
I am very concerned about this man.


45 posted on 01/27/2013 7:30:29 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mojo114; upchuck; DTogo; nutmeg; Biggirl

I thought about that upon seeing his address published.
I’m thinking about sending a note of thanks to him.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 7:51:30 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

PFL


47 posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:57 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx; nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
Maybe I'll swing by his house tomorrow after testifying (hopefully) in Hartford:

State Capitol police plan to provide extra security, including the use of metal detectors, at the hearing, which will start Monday at 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building. It may last beyond midnight, lawmakers said.

48 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:46 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: onyx; nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
Maybe I'll swing by his house tomorrow after testifying (hopefully) in Hartford:

State Capitol police plan to provide extra security, including the use of metal detectors, at the hearing, which will start Monday at 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building. It may last beyond midnight, lawmakers said.

49 posted on 01/27/2013 8:38:49 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson