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An Open Letter to Gun-Control advocates: You are responsible for this Nightmare!

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm   /   by

In typical and totally unsurprising fashion, the Friends of Bob Costas, otherwise known as left-leaning gun control advocates have wasted no time transforming the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook into a political issue.  Twitter featured a familiar parade of twits:

Michael Moore: “Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late. At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.”

Piers Morgan: “This is now President Obama’s biggest test — will he have the courage to stand up to the American gun lobby?”

Actress Rashida Jones: “Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I’m so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW.”

Well I have a message for all you anti-gun zealots: This is your fault.  That’s right.  Contrary to your twisted, self-serving sense of cause and effect, you share a large portion of responsibility for the innocent deaths Friday morning at Sandy Hook.  The blood is on YOUR hands.

Here is a little news-flash for all you shrieking about the moral imperative for more gun-control laws: We already HAVE laws forbidding possession of firearms on school grounds, including the state of Connecticut.  Making more of them will not stop evil, deranged people from doing violence.  But deliberately disarming good, law-abiding people, particularly in a place like a school, effectively rolls-out a red-carpet for the evil and the deranged, and guarantees a dramatically elevated body-count.

Let me put this in simple terms you should be able to understand.  The insane and the evil walk among us every day.  They don’t care about laws any more than they care about the innocent.  No amount of gun control is going to stop them when they get it into their heads to do violence.  The problem is not keeping guns out of schools, the problem is keeping crazed, evil people out of schools.  And here is the kicker: if some of the staff at Sandy Hook had actually been carrying this morning, if just a few had happened to have concealed-carry permits, and not been prohibited from having their weapons with them at work, we would not have 27 bodies to bury this evening.

It is time for an end to this idiocy.  We have listened to you anti-gun zealots and your paranoid, irrational ranting for long enough.  You have had things your way, and it has not only been a spectacular failure, it has cost innocent lives.  We need a change in the law alright.  We need to put an end to the senseless restrictions against legal, licensed, responsible people carrying their weapons on school grounds.  Sandy Hook needs to be a wake-up call for the total and abject failure of these stupid, ill-conceived and ultimately deadly laws.  School grounds should be no different than any other public venue, and in fact we need to start ENCOURAGING legal, licensed concealed permit holders to bring their weapons to school.  Having guns present in school is not a danger, having crazy evil people present is.  Knowing there are good, armed people present on school grounds will deter lots of those who would do violence, and prevent those who would try anyway from turning it into a massacre.

Greg Conterio

Gregory Conterio grew-up in the middle of the cornfields of central Illinois, spent 12 years living in the People’s Republic of Los Angeles, and another 15 in Miami, Florida, giving him a first-hand perspective on the rich variability of American culture.  Although formally educated in zoology, he saw opportunity in the then emerging Information technology field 25 years ago, and has remained there ever since, although he denies being an early pioneer in the now fashionable trend of pursuing useless college degrees.  Having an entrepreneurial background, Gregory has long been a staunch advocate of free markets and minimal government intrusion into our lives.  He currently runs a small IT consulting firm based in South Florida, where he resides with his wife of 25 years, his daughter, three Whippets, and an unknown but growing number of chickens, having discovered belatedly the rural lifestyle is not so bad after all.

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An Open Letter to Gun-Control advocates: You are responsible for this Nightmare!