From Emily Pintus, a local Sheriffs Deputy
- “I am going to boycott major news outlets after the horrible job of relaying accurate information in the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut. Not one news update I saw or read on Friday was correct and now all you find are opinionated broadcasts or articles about gun control or finding someone or something to blame. The news outlets want to beat each other to the breaking news and do not care if they even get it right. Biased news is not the truth. The shooter is the only one to blame, not his family, not the police, and certainly not the guns. Today’s society blames everyone else for their problems and has no fear of any consequences because the justice system doesn’t show that there are consequences. I can’t fix society on my own but I can limit the trash I read or see.”
I completely agree with Emily. After hearing all the differing stories and how everyone chose to immediately use this tragedy to push their political agendas, I simply am sickened.
I agree with gun control laws and regulations for legal and lawful gun owners to be protected and to keep those who don’t need/deserve to have weapons are barred from being able to get them.
I placed this image on my Facebook when I first saw it and it is apt to place it here.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is a fundamental right that many Americans legally and lawfully enjoy.
- A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
There will always be people who take advantage of that right and then commit acts of violence that are unjustified and seen as complete savagery. These are the people who should be punished. If we were to enforce the laws we already have, then many acts of violence could be avoided.
We fought a war with England for our rights. Rights that have been upheld since the inception of the U.S. Constitution.
- The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.
We are protected by law to have the right to own firearms, but this doesn’t mean everyone should be allowed to own a firearm willy nilly!
Everyone should read The Bill of Rights.
Wikipedia takes it and breaks it down for you and makes it easier to understand. Ignorance is not bliss. More people need to read and understand The Bills of Rights and not remain so ignorant.
The solution begins with each individual. Do not blame others when you yourself do nothing to improve the situations around you. The Sandy Hook tragedy needs to blame no one but the monster who murdered small innocent children and adults with no remorse and no conscience.
Stop using this tragedy to push your political agendas.