Skip to comments.Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights
Posted on 02/22/2013 9:44:01 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Mr. President, As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives:
Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons
The evidence is very clear pertaining to the inadequacies of the assault weapons ban. It had little to no effect when it was in place from 1994 until 2004. It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something laws that they broke. Gun ownership is at an all time high. And although tragedies like Columbine and Newtown are exploited by ideologues and special-interest lobbying groups, crime is at an all time low. The people have spoken. Gun store shelves have been emptied. Gun shows are breaking attendance records. Gun manufacturers are sold out and back ordered. Shortages on ammo and firearms are countrywide. The American people have spoken and are telling you that our Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
10-Round Limit for Magazines
Virginia Tech was the site of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seung-Hui Cho used two of the smallest caliber hand guns manufactured and a handful of ten round magazines. There are no substantial facts that prove that limited magazines would make any difference at all. Second, this is just another law that endangers law-abiding citizens. Ive heard you ask, why does someone need 30 bullets to kill a deer? Let me ask you this: Why would you prefer criminals to have the ability to out-gun law-abiding citizens? Under this policy, criminals will still have their 30-round magazines, but the average American will not. Whose side are you on?
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Writing to Obama would be like writing to Hitler or Stalin. A hard core socialist doesn’t listen to logic or reason.
Good letter but we all know which side Obama is on.
I’m expecting Mr. Benson to update this report with:
“Found in the Waste Basket of the Oval Office”
good letter on anti gun control
This student will be among the first into the camps.
Kind of like writing Hitler about improving fire protection after the Reichstag fire in 1933. The Reichstag fire was used by the Nazis as a pretext to suspended most civil liberties in Germany and to ban publications not considered “friendly” to the Nazi cause.
Anything else is irrelevant.
The NRA needs to get a hold of this guy and take him up to Capitol Hill to testify like an opposite of Gabbie Giffords. Of course the media will ignore it.
Fritz Thyssen (steel maker) wrote Hitler a critical letter about his arms buildup. Hitler was going around lying, saying that he would not start a war.
Thyseen spent the war in a camp.
Liberals have the blood of dead children on their hands - gun free zones allow killers to be the only one armed. STOP the slaughter... Liberals: whose side are you on?
It can also get you killed, depending on how drunk with power the particular tyrant happens to be when you offend him.
>> “Writing to Obama would be like writing to Hitler or Stalin” <<
Stalin and Hitler were really in charge, they were not low IQ fronts for very driven controllers as Obama is. Perhaps Obama can be broken and turned.