From Columbine to Aurora to Newtown, Tragedy after heart breaking tragedy has been caused in our nation by the loss of life of those we love. To the families of those lives that were taken, I offer my deepest condolences and will continue to pray for God to find a way to be glorified in these losses. I can only imagine what each family member of a lost loved one is going through at this moment, during this Christmas and Holiday Season. I hope they know the love and Salvation of Jesus Christ. Who paid an even worse price in His death.
But in the midst of these horrible events, people still scream for more gun control. Well I say bunk to all those who say yes to more gun control laws. Gun control laws do NOT control guns. They control people… especially those who are law abiding and responsible citizens.
When is the last time you heard about a shooting at a gun show or exhibit? How did all those people escape with their lives from a place filled with all sorts of guns and ammunition? People who do these things don't get their guns the legal way. so if more laws are created, that means that more laws will be broken with no change in the result. Evil people will still obtain things to do evil. Whether they be guns or bombs. I own a gun and I am legally blind. But the moment my life, family or property is threatened and I have the means to defend them, you better believe I will. Detroit has some of the strictest local gun laws there are and look at how many gun crimes, including murder, still happen.
Connecticut’s gun control laws should have prevented the massacre in Newtown, but they did not:
First, Connecticut law requires a person be over 21 to possess a handgun. Lanza was 20.
Second, Connecticut requires a permit to carry a pistol on one’s person, a permit Lanza did not have.
Third, it is unlawful in Connecticut to possess a firearm on public or private elementary or secondary school property, a statute Lanza clearly ignored.
Fourth, with details on the Bushmaster rifle still sketchy, it’s possible Lanza may have violated a Connecticut law banning possession of “assault weapons.”
Of course, these laws were violated because Lanza did not own any of the firearms in question, but rather stole them, and he clearly had no regard for the law in committing his crime.
But just imagine if there were an armed police resource officer or a school staff member there with a gun. Many of those murders could have been prevented by a responsible person WITH a gun.
Many of you have probably never heard of Vic Stacy (Copy and paste link below into your browser). But he is proof that a responsible armed citizen can take action to prevent crime by those evil people who want to harm or kill others.