An unarmed schoolteacher gave her life protecting her students.
Carlee Soto (ICarlee23) on Twitter
Americans are guaranteed the right to defend themselves against psychos like Adam Lanza. It is written in the Constitution.
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed
And, when government might decide it has the power to infringe our right of self-defense, we must defend ourselves against that government.
How exactly? Assuming you abide by the democratic process I guess you mean vote for someone else next time.
The forced removal of the basic human right of self defense could only be described as democratic by totalitarians. A vote would unlikely succeed in changing that totalitarianism, by it’s very definition.
I put a response, from a different perspective, on my own blog:
The Newtown Massacre and the Key to Wisdom
I have a broken heart
Since you can’t legislate against people going off the rails, and since gun ownership in the US is so widespread, are you advocating that teachers should be armed at all times and regularly trained in the use of such weapons ?
Basically US society has an element of violence endemic to it that is not seen in other countries, as witnessed by the fact that it is common place for US schools to have a police unit. Something unheard of elsewhere in the World. Is that a healthy society ?
Many parents in the US also have an irresponsible attitude to gun ownership as witnessed by the annual accidental death toll of children under 14, more than 300 each year. The equivalent figure for the UK last year was zero.
Your astonishingly lax gun laws come at a cost of several hundred child deaths each year. People in the UK are still allowed ownership of some firearms however, they are required to keep those weapons in a special locked cabinet bolted to a wall in a secure place both of which will have been inspected by the police before you are allowed to get a gun license, which also includes a degree of psychiatric vetting, interviews by the police, a doctor and further references as to your character.
Over 300 child deaths a year in the USA, nearer 2000 a year if you extend the age bracket to 19.
Introducing gun control laws doesn’t mean you won’t be able to continue to go target shooting and hunting, it does mean you will have to ensure that you are the only one with the key to a locked cabinet. Such measures would allow you to continue your violent hobby and start to substantially reduce child deaths by firearms.
I have friend who has several firearms, he has told me at length about all the regulations and hoops he had to go through, and his police visits etc etc to get his gun cabinet, firearms certificate (gun license) and the year of training and supervision and vetting he had to go through. He now has several weapons all fully legal and kept under key. Once or twice a week he goes shooting at a couple of different clubs.
He was and is entirely happy with all the safeguards and checks and he finds the absence of US gun control law incomprehensible.
Over 300 deaths of children under the age of 14 each year in the USA. Something not worth getting a $250 lockable gun cabinet to prevent ?
You have no idea what you are talking about. Where I live, crime rates are extremely low because potential criminals know that they will get their head blown off by a twelve gauge.
We have a constitution in the US which reads “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
You have never heard of security guards? I hope you aren’t as dense as you pretend to be.
It isn’t necessary that every teacher have a gun on them at any time. It is sufficient that there are some who have them sometimes. It turns the prospect of a captive audience in a shooting gallery for these wackos into an incalculable risk of getting done unto them what they intend to do unto the defenseless.
Were guns outlawed in that school? How many of the teachers in that school had a gun with them? How many of the children would have been saved if a teacher had been armed? How many of these people died because gun control activists kept the means of defending these kids out of teachers’ hands? Those are questions I’d like to see asked on television.