Last night, at a memorial service for the twenty children and eight adults killed in Connecticut by an insane, twenty-year-old madman, President Obama began laying the ground work for massive new gun control laws.

Senator Diane Feinstein is already crowing about a “new ” ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles, along with high capacity magazines for both the rifles and handguns. No mention of changing laws that would allow the involuntary hospitalization of people with severe, or violent mental illness. No mention of re-examining medications given to such patients, or the need to change a system that lets these mentally ill folks voluntarily take their medications? Nope, once again, it’s the gun’s fault. By the way, what ever happened to the government program that paid for for having law enforcement officers in schools? That’s a question the Left won’t answer and won’t bring up.

One more time the Progressive’s answer to senseless killing is to strip the law abiding citizens of their right to be able to defend themselves and their families, not only from the insane and bad guys, but from the government as well.  What would Feinstein, and the anti-gun Progressives have done if Lanza would have walked into the school with a suicide bomb strapped to his chest? How about if he had done what the boys in  the Columbine High School killings did: prepare a couple of propane bombs—not very effectively, I might add. Would Feinstein have written legislation to ban all shotguns if that would have been this mad dog killers choice of weapons? If a crazed killer carries one thirty-round magazine, or three ten-round magazines, what the heck is the difference? It is not the weapons that they carry, but the intent in their minds of what to do with them.

By the way, Mr Obama, what are you going to do about the “botched” gun running operation, “Fast Furious” that you and your buddy Holder ran down in Mexico? The story is circulating that you and Holder tried to set this little illegal gun running operation up to set the stage for stricter gun control, but you boys blew it. Does the fact that thousands of Mexican citizens, and about a dozen American citizens have died (including at least three federal agents) make you an accomplice to murder, or maybe a co-conspirator, Mr Obama? Is that why you had to hide the details of the operation under the cloak of Executive Privilege? What would the public have to say if they knew the details, Mr. Obama?

How about Benghazi, Mr Obama? Four Americans, including our Ambassador, were killed in Benghazi, Libya, despite their please for help? There were enough resources in the area available to have rescued our people, but someone gave a “stand down order” to those forces. The questions are who and why? Word keeps leaking out from various source that it involved you and your Progressives running guns illegally to Al Queda, and the Libyan and Syrian rebels? Is that why officials in the know are suddenly developing amnesia, or are suddenly “unavailable” to answer questions about the fiasco in Libya, Mr Obama?

Senator Feinstein, why don’t you stop trying to disarm law-abiding Americans and start doing your job? Why aren’t you, and your other gun-hating Progressive colleagues trying to get to the bottom of a couple of other massacres, that might have been the direct result of our governments actions? You want to control guns in the U.S. and yet you can’t even control our borders, where a massive amount of illegal weapons are coming in to this country). The United States government is fighting an active shadow war right here at home with radical Muslims, yet you want to disarm law-abiding citizens. Why don’t you spend as much time getting to the bottom of what happened in Libya instead of your domestic anti-gun crusade, Senator Feinstein?

Obama is pushing this country over a fiscal cliff, but now his priority is gun control? I’m getting real tired of this President, his Administration, and Senators like Diane Feinstein letting blatant corruption go unchecked, while they try to figure out ways to strip the rest of us of our Constitutional rights! The priorities of this administration, and the entire Progressive movement are so screwed up because all they want is the power to control our lives. Nothing more, nothing less.

The killings from Columbine to Sandy Hook in Connecticut are all horrific. They are all the more horrific in the sense that they could have been prevented! Armed and trained personnel in the schools, whether it be a police officer on permanent duty in the school, armed and trained school personnel, or a combination of both, these children might all be alive! You strip guns from trained and responsible citizens and the United States becomes one giant shooting gallery. If you want proof just take a look at Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.! These three cities have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but these are also the cities with the highest homicide rates in the country? Ask yourself why?

The memorial for those children last night was not the place for politics, but as always, Obama couldn’t resist using the raw emotions of the moment to try and further the Progressive agenda. Those beautiful babies all died because of one man’s evil heart and intentions. The guns were the tools that this freak employed in his quest to shed innocent human blood. So do you punish everyone else in America for what this maniac did, or do we collectively try to find a way to make our society more secure? I hope and pray that we never leave our little ones open to this kind of horror again. I, personally, would rather die with a gun in my hands trying to protect my loved ones than to be helplessly on my knees watching them die.

I said to those who asked me how I would feel if I ever had to use my guns. My answer is this: If I never have to fire my gun in anger then may God bless, and if I do, then may God forgive me. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in Connecticut, Aurora,  Colorado, Columbine, Arkansas, and anywhere else that evil has visited in these United States. May God’s love comfort you during this trying holiday season. God does know what it is like to lose a child.

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