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Even An Atrocity Does Not Justify Destroying The Bill Of Rights

bluejacket Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 11:39 AM
I question the patriotism of a legislator who would pass a gun law for the sake of being able to say "he" did something about "it" when in reality it will do nothing about the root cause. If this is Washington's solution, get ready for another event, somewhere is Jerkwater, USA.

The murder of 20 innocent children and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, horrifies all Americans. President Obama eloquently expressed our collective feelings of “overwhelming grief” and our response to “hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.”

Progressives now are arguing for stricter gun control. America, however, is founded on the “consent of the governed.” Americans’ sympathy for gun control, when polled by Pew after the Aurora atrocity, was about equally split between the restrictionists and those favoring the protection of the...