The Deceitful Exploitation of a Nation’s Grief
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killed at Sandy Hook Elem. School on Dec. 14, 2012.
by Curtis Coleman, Contributing Author: Yesterday’s morning newspaper featured the top-of-the-front-page headline, “Gunman was ready for war.” That wasn’t news; that was propaganda. And the second headline, “Lawmakers say gun ban needed” confirmed it.
Make no mistake; this is a disgusting exploitation of the unfathomable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. The folks who want to destroy your constitutional right to keep and bear arms in the name of protecting innocent children are, to a great extent, the same hypocritical people who support the murder of tens of thousands of innocent children every year – for no other reasons than that they are inconvenient and haven’t been born yet.
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer and a rented box truck to kill 168 innocent people, including 19 children under the age of 6. But we haven’t heard cries to outlaw fertilizer or box trucks
Economists John Lott and William Landes conducted a groundbreaking study in 1999, and found that a common theme of mass shootings is that they occur in places where guns are banned and killers know everyone will be unarmed, such as shopping malls and schools.
We already have gun control laws including gun-free zones. As former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack points out, “Guns are already banned in schools. That’s why the shootings happen in schools. A school is a ‘helpless-victim zone.’”
The Obama Administration has never wanted to waste a crisis, but this deceitful exploitation of the grief of a nation is beyond endurance.
Curtis Coleman is the President, Curtis Coleman's Institute for Constitutional Policy and contributing author to the ARRA News Service.
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