(Correction at the bottom)
First of all, before I get into the meat of this post I want to make clear that what happened in CT last Friday was a tragedy that I cannot begin to describe. I do not have the ability to put the words on paper (blog) that can convey how much this event has hurt, even though I have no connection (other than a human connection) with the people who have suffered a loss as great as losing a child.
When I heard about the shootings I will admit that two thoughts ran through my mind. The first and foremost was to say a pray to our Lord to provide strength to those who suffered a loss. At church today one of our deacons said a prayer for the people of CT and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
The second thought was how long would it be before the media and those on the left (I know, I repeat myself) tried to exploit this for their anti-gun platform. Sorry to say it didn't take long. I know most of you have seen this stuff so I won't repeat here.
But I did see an interesting post over at Weasel Zippers that I would like to bring to your attention. Seems that there are a few idoits over on the left that are suggesting, via Twitter, violence should be visited on members of the NRA.
A couple of the Tweets caught my attention.
The first was by someone who gone by the handle of "The Angry Democrat" (I can't remember the last time I met a "Happy Democrat")
"Gun Control will exist when some nutjob chooses to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights at NRA headquarters instead of a school or a theater."
The second tweet was by someone named Kyle Mitchell. He tweets:
"How about just once, one of these terrorists, try and shoot up an NRA meeting instead of defenseless people."
There were others tweets along the same lines. These crazies should shoot up an NRA meeting or go to the NRA headquarters.
If these folks would just think about this for more than the minute it takes to transcribe and send a tweet, the answer would come to them. They should note that nearly without exception all targets were so-called gun-free zones. Schools post signs out front declaring they are gun-free zones. The theater in CO was also a gun free zone. When Gabby Giffords was shot as well as six others killed in AZ a couple of years back, it too was an area declared free of guns. When the guy went through the Virgina Tech champus a few years ago he methodically marched through several classrooms, killing 32 people at will. V-Tech is also a gun-free zone.
These suicidial nutjobs don't shoot up an NRA meeting, or hit a police office, or attack a gun range for one very simple reason. These idiots might get one shot off before they died in a hail of well-aimed bullets and buckshot.
These people select the targets for one simple reason. The people they target are defenseless. Their goal to achieve a measure of infamy would be over before it even got started if they tried taking on one of the locations mentioned in the previous paragraph.
I can tell you that if anyone decided that my church was a target of least resistance, they would have made a very poor choice. I happen to know there are several men and at least two women who legally carry weapons. Nearly all well trained in the handling of weapons. Even our preacher packs on occasion. And you know what, a visitor would never know because we don't go around advertising the fact that we exercise our 2nd Amendment rights.
One more little nugget for you to ponder (and use). Since Roe vs. Wade more than 50 million babies have been aborted while in the same time frame these tragedies like CT and V-Tech have claimed less than a thousand in the USA. Why aren't these people protesting the mass slaughter of the unborn? More lives would be saved if Roe vs. Wade were overturned than would be saved if all legally owned guns were confiscated.
When listing the places where mass shootings have occurred in the past I incorrectly identified the Arizona Tragedy (Gabby Giffords) as a location that had a gun ban in effect. Handguns were not banned at this location.