“He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
One parent of a Sandy Hook student, who was not injured during the murders, is not willing to give up freedom for a false sense of security. His daughter’s friend’s little sister was one of the victims.
In the following video, he speaks of his right to defend his family. He said, “You will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands.”
Police and other first responders arrived at the Sandy Hook murder scene 20 minutes after the emergency call was made from the school according to CNN. Twenty minutes! I am not criticizing them; it is the best they could do.
The only thing that would have stopped this crime is if a staff member at the school was armed.
If people take all the magazine clips and all the guns from legal gun owners, criminals will still have guns. The illegal gun trade throughout the world will then have a robust new business here in the United States.
We must examine the violence promulgated in our culture and we must investigate the limited mental health options we have here in this country. We are not doing that. We are not looking into poor parenting.
We continue to ignore the violence fostered by Hollywood, video game manufacturers, and the music industry as if that could not possibly influence our youth. Imagine if Hollywood extolled good morals and if songs about heroes were the far more popular rap songs? Suppose that instead of video games where the most number of murders score points, people playing real heroes racks up points?
Instead, we are taking “feel good” but ineffective measures against only one type of horrific crime. Spree killings and serial killings remain ignored as do all the gang killings in cities such as Chicago and Detroit where so many lives are lost.