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Like all of you, I watched in shock Friday as the news rolled in about the massacre that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.

I was instantly struck with two emotions.

First, like all of you, I felt incredible sadness for the victims and family of those victims affected. It is virtually impossible to understand how anyone could do something like this.

I can't imagine what the parents of those murdered children are going through.

But quickly, my sadness turned to anger.

You see, while the body count was still being updated at the base of the screen and the school was still being searched, the talking heads on MSNBC were ALREADY going into their diatribe about the need for immediate action on gun control.

The anti-gunners couldn't even wait for the police to give the "all clear" before politicizing the dead little children for their own benefit!

Upon getting back to the office and seeing some of the latest news, I was angry again when I watched some liberal commentator basically imply that I am some kind of sick individual just because I own firearms.

What these people will never understand is that you and I, as law-abiding gun owners, would have done whatever it took to stop those who murdered those children had we known about it in advance.

I'm also mad at how stupid these gun-grabbers are. We have parts of this country, like Chicago, with incredibly strict gun laws. Yet this year, Chicago is poised to hit 500 homicides!

As every gun owner knows, laws will never stop evil people from doing evil things.

Yet when you look at the nation of Israel, we see a case study of how safe our schools could be. Israel is one of the more dangerous places on earth with a guerrilla war being waged there for decades. Yet, they have virtually no school shootings there.


The answer is simple, Israel has instituted a policy that allows teachers to carry weapons.

It's that simple.

One armed teacher, one armed parent, one armed janitor in that school yesterday may have ended the entire thing -- but the law forbids it.

Now the politicians from DC to Atlanta are licking their lips at the potential for passing gun control.

Georgia Gun Owners members need to be ready!

Even with the legislature at the State Capitol in Atlanta dominated by Republicans, that doesn’t mean our gun rights are safe here in Georgia.

As Georgia Gun Owners members know, party affiliation does not mean you are pro or anti-gun.

So you can almost rest assured that we'll see our gun rights under attack in the coming weeks and months.

We will never back down.

Please stay tuned, so that you can help us in this fight.

D. R. Leonard
Georgia Gun Owners

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watchpig commented on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 20:31 PM

Time will heal all wounds but this killer will change America Forever!

Bryant commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM

And, Mr. Leonard shows why rational discussions regarding gun ownership and restrictions are as rare as hen's teeth. His depiction of the opposition (and I use the term advisedly since so far his opposition seems to be talking heads at MSNBC) as "The anti-gunners", and his characterization of their intelligence "how stupid these gun-grabbers are", and his challenge "We will never back down" issued to who knows who obviously sets the ground for a fair and balanced discussion of the issue.

I'm certain the debate will be courteous
, refined, and enlightening.

flowmaster commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 14:26 PM

This terrible tragedy has really been a gut check for me. I am a life long hunter and gun owner. I have an ‘assault rifle’ but I would never even consider using it for anything but targets. I purchased mine just because it was ‘cool’ to shoot and yes I have fun going out to the range and destroying some coke cans. Now that this nutcase has committed this act of terrorism America is asking what we can do. Well I say we can't just BAN GUNS. We can put some reasonable restrictions on them but as anyone with some common since knows with 300 million + guns already on the street a ban just won't work.

What can we do? Well for starters we should look at our culture. Many countries have high firearm ownership but the US stands alone when it comes to firearm crimes. This has nothing to do with the guns but more to do with our morality. We need to limit the violence in video games and on TV. We have a rating system but for the most part that rating system is ignored. I have children and they may not watch or play anything with violence. My wife who works for a retail store tells me that when children, some as young as 7, are told they can't by a T or M rated video game they simply return moments latter with a parent who buys it for them. This is wrong and I point the finger at you PARENTS.

Another thing we can do is provide for better care for the mentally unstable. Years ago when someone had a sever mental illness they were locked away in a mental hospital. Today unless someone has already committed a violent crime or considered a danger to themselves they are turned away at the door. Mainstreaming is the buzz word of the day but we need better mental health facilities and better reporting of mental health problems. Look I think we all can agree all of these people were mentally ill so let us do something about mental illness before this kind of thing happens again. In this case I will point the finger at ALL OF US.

As to guns, like I said before, I am a gun owner and I have an assault weapon. What do I think we can do to without taking away our right to bear arms? Well I would support any reasonable restrictions such as limits on magazine capacity or increased background screening but I do not believe any restrictions will be effective unless we change our culture first. So when it comes to guns I will point the finger at MYSELF because I will be responsible for my actions with my firearms and I will make sure my weapons are safely secured when I am not using them.

watchpig commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 20:55 PM

I nominate Flowmaster for President of the United States!

wildturkey commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 23:02 PM

it is my opinion that ANY weapon used to kill another human being is an assault weapon. banning the "assault weapons" wont stop the stupid people from killing.
you dont need a ar-15 to score high kill shots. example: i have a ruger 22 with a promag 50 round drum. load that guy with hollow point bullets. what kinda damage do you think i could do in a school room???? alot.
instead of crying gun control, folks should be trying to come up with some stupid control. but you cant fix stupid.
lets pretend we all wake up tomorrow and there are no guns in the usa. does this mean there will be no murders in the usa??? no. i would bet big knives would be the hottest thing selling though. or pipe wrenches. or maybe torque wrenches, they're pretty long with a good swing.
but i will agree we need to do something. and if starting with gun control is where it starts, at least its a start. i have no "assualt rifles".
i have plenty of the other ones though

Gun_nut_1776 commented on Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 20:26 PM

You can have my Gun when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hand! End of conversation!

Bryant commented on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 13:51 PM

Flowmaster, I eat my sarcastic words about a reasoned discussion. Yours was well presented. Gun nut, you just made me regurgitate them. Your foolish statement is witness to the inability of many on both sides to discuss firearms restrictions and bears no relevance to the discussion. Not one politician I have heard has ever mentioned taking away any guns already in a person's possession. That's a non-starter for any reasoned discussion.

flowmaster commented on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 15:15 PM

Thanks Bryant, this is a complex issue that we will not solve with a narrow minded approach. Like it or not that is just the way it is.

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