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Dec 16

12-14-2012 THE DAY THAT EVIL STRUCK TWICE

By Ken Hildebrand host of The Information Nation
It was just another day in Newtown Connecticut. Parents got their children up, fed them breakfast and shuffled them off to school. This was nothing out of the ordinary in this small town, except for those children that attended Sandy Hook Elementary. Today would turn out to be quite different. Twenty of these children would never return, and the reality of how un-safe schools are would hit home for these residents.

According to reports Adam Lanza started his day in a very different way. He woke up, got dressed and killed his mother. Taking the guns that she had in the house, he proceeded to Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 26 more before taking his own life.

The nation watched, in horror, as the reports started to come in. Some confirmed, others just speculation as to what had happened. One thing was certain; this was one of the worst shootings in U.S. history. This was an act of pure evil, but, what was to follow was an act of pure political grandstanding.

The bodies had not yet been removed from Sandy Hook Elementary when Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City and Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston jumped into action. Using this tragedy for personal political gain they both started calling for tighter gun laws on the American people.

Here is Mayor Bloomberg’s statement;
With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A, B, Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are hearing it again. For every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns. Today, many of them were five-year olds. President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in Newtown. But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem. Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough. We need immediate action. We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership – not from the White House and not from Congress. That must end today. This is a national tragedy and it demands a national response. My deepest sympathies are with the families of all those affected, and my determination to stop this madness is stronger than ever.

And now mayor Menino’s statement;
As a parent and grandparent, I am overcome with both grief and outrage by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. This unspeakable act of violence will forever imprint this day in our hearts and minds. My heart goes out to the families impacted by this senseless tragedy and the many others we have recently witnessed across the United States. As a Mayor who has witnessed too many lives forever altered by gun violence, it is my responsibility to fight for action. Today’s tragedy reminds us that now is the time for action. Innocent children will now never attend a prom, never play in a big game, never step foot on a college campus. Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods and the tragedies like today out of our future.

While this attack on the innocence of our country is as evil as it gets, their use of this for political gain is just as evil. These two have no solutions just political rhetoric. Their gun laws have not worked and if they think that disarming the American people is the answer they are so wrong. There are over twenty thousand federal gun laws on the books and not one of them stopped this horrific act. If an individual has it in his or her mind to commit this kind of carnage, no law is going to stop them. There are solutions that you and the rest of your anti-second amendment trolls will not consider. Let me explain it to you.

What do a movie theater, a mall, a high school, a collage and an elementary school all have in common? They are what’s called a soft target or a free kill zone. That means there are no guns and no-one has a way to defend themselves. They are at the mercy of the gunman. The gunman, knowing the response time of the police, can take his time. No one to stop the carnage. Are you with me so far?

Virginia Tech;
April 16, 2007 Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded 17 before committing suicide. His attacks lasted over two hours.

Columbine High School;
April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded 21. The shooting started at 11:19 a.m., one Jefferson County deputy sheriff arrived about 5 min later at 11:24 a.m. they stopped their massacre at 11:42a.m. 23 minutes after they started. At about 12:08 p.m. they both committed suicide. SWAT teams finally got into position by noon. 41 minutes after the shooting started.

Aurora Colorado;
July 20, 2012 James Eagan Holmes is the accused gunman. 12 killed 58 wounded According to reports the carnage started about 12:38 a.m., and Holmes was apprehended at 12:45 a.m. a total time of 7 minutes.

Had someone at Virginia Tech been armed, some of those people that were killed might still be alive. If a few teachers at Columbine High School had been armed, maybe some of the 13 killed might still be alive. If some of the theater goers had been armed, maybe some of the 12 killed might also still be alive. Maybe the perpetrators of these crimes might not have attempted these crimes, had they known that the people were armed. Just maybe 6 adults and 20 children might still be alive, if several teachers had been armed and able to protect those who could not protect themselves.

The politicians in this country and around the world have only one interest in life and that’s to control the people. They propose feel good legislation that does nothing. They want your vote, but not your input. They are not problem solvers. Let’s face facts, We the People are caught between bullets and bullshit. I am sure that Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Menino have security with them at all times, armed with guns.

Whether it lasts for two hours or 7 minutes, people are just caught in the line of fire while politicians do nothing but call for more gun control laws. We have tried your gun control laws for over 20 years and they have not worked. Connecticut is a State with the some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, but this still happened. It’s time to let the American citizen’s arm themselves for their own protection. It’s time to let the American people exercise their 2nd Amendment rights everywhere.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.