During his recent Newton speech, the President promised to “use all the power of his office”–and then some, I’ll wager–to “protect our children.” A lofty goal, but why are his words not reassuring, but, rather, cause for genuine concern?
With Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a crisis go to waste” in mind, my justifiable concern is that Progressives don’t merely seek “gun control”; they seek “people control”, which is precisely why their gun control arguments are so often mystifying, twisted, disingenuous, illogical, grossly ineffective, and dangerously farcical.
Without trampling the Constitution, there are eminently practical solutions to better safeguarding our children which do not involve disarming law-abiding citizens. For example, schools are currently “gun-free zones”, an inane invention of the Left, which essentially renders schools “free fire zones” for armed evildoers. Like in Israeli border areas, one or two armed and trained staffers in each school would dramatically reduce or virtually eliminate the slaughter of innocents. Deterrence with the threat of deadly counterforce works!
In any case, let’s insist that an honest, bipartisan, professional, objective and sober cause-and-effect appraisal follows this horrible Newtown tragedy–not more ideologically-motivated palaver which serves only to enhance government control and precious little else.