To the gun grabbers out there: Stop talking about taking away the tools by which I would defend myself and my family.
To the pantywaist conservatives out there: Stop talking about hiring armed security guards and elderly veteran volunteers to patrol our schools.
Instead, return to the way things are supposed to be, and that is to do away with concealed carry licenses, permits, "gun-free zones", banning of scary-looking guns with pistol grips and bayonet lugs, and all the other nonsense laws and regulations out there that do nothing but disarm law-abiding citizens, but do nothing to stop the psychos, sociopaths, and generally bad guys out there who mean to do us harm.
When will you gun grabbers get it through your thick skulls that if a person is not afraid to break laws against murder, he is going to think nothing about breaking laws against bringing a rifle with an illegal pistol grip into a "gun-free zone."
When a bad guy does harm with a gun, there is only one thing that eventually stops him, and that is the arrival of another gun. Pure and simple.
The gun that stops him could be...
1. his own, as he puts it to his temple or under his chin;
2. the ones held by the phalanx of police who arrive on the scene to try to stop the carnage that is already well under way;
3. one that belongs to a private citizen(s) who happens to be at the scene when the carnage begins.
Waiting for the shooter to use his own gun to end his own life is not an option, as he has already killed upwards of dozens of people. Waiting for the cops is better than nothing, but as the old saying goes: When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away. Or we could depend on good old fashioned self-reliance - like we Americans used to - and stop infringing upon the God-given rights of people... responsible, upright, law-abiding people... to possess and use (keep and bear) the tools (arms) that are necessary in our society to defend their own lives, and the lives of their family and any other innocent people out there who need defending.
I am sick to death of being told by these hyperventilating ninnies in the media, in the halls of academe, and in the halls of our state and federal governments that I should be left defenseless because of the actions of some deranged monster. It is the very reason that deranged monsters like Adam Lanza exist that as many people as possible should keep and bear arms in our country.
So to those people who are reflexively jerking their knees, and are calling for new rounds of gun bans, and gun control laws, and have their totalitarian control-freak rat claws reaching for the firearms that I own for the purpose of protecting and defending myself, my family, my community, my state, and my country, I say:
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they
should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of
independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would
include their own government."
- George Washington
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the
United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but
downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The
great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might
have a gun."
- Patrick Henry
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson