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Guns Don't Kill, Lawbreakers Do

Criminals and psychopathic murderers find a way to commit their heinous deeds.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution says: “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.” That is a clear statement regarding the freedom for the citizens to own a gun.

At a time when the nation is in mourning as a result of the heinous crimes in the multiple murders of innocent children in Connecticut, the big government crowd, wanting to never let a crisis go to waste, sees this as the time to disarm law abiding citizens. The vast number of laws broken by the person killing those precious children and some of their teachers could not possibly be made right in order to bring back any of those killed or stop someone from breaking them again just by passing stricter gun laws. There is no one in their right mind who does not mourn the loss of those lives. Not knowing any of the people personally has not stopped me and millions of others from mourning their loss and praying that nothing like that will ever happen again. Disarming law abiding citizens is not, and will never be the answer, however.

Criminals and psychopathic murderers find a way to commit their heinous deeds. Laws mean nothing to the lawless person determined to carry out their terrible actions. Removing guns from citizens who never have or never will commit a crime is not the answer. With the current trajectory of our country moving closer to giving government more control of each life and control of every decision individuals make, we must decide the best way to keep our freedoms is not to surrender any more of them to government regulations.

Media reports are coming from Washington that the Attorney General of the United States does not have the same opinion about the Second Amendment as have the majority of the citizens and former attorneys general. Eric Holder is reported to have said that the Second Amendment does not allow for the citizens to own and use guns.

As this column is being written, Vice President Joe Biden is tasked with developing recommendations for legislation that will be presented to the House and Senate in order to bring about stronger laws on gun control. Any legislation that brings about removing guns from their legal owners with stronger big government regulations and control will not solve the problem but will create a more lawless culture than we have now.

Indeed, rules and laws must be in place by which all will agree to follow when a person obtains a gun, but to place stricter laws on the books will not keep a person who is determined to break the law from doing so. There must be certain and swift judgment of any person who commits a crime. From where I stand, the Second Amendment has served this nation well and must be affirmed going forward.

Follow Ray Newman on Twitter @RayNewmanSr

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Deep Space January 15, 2013 at 09:37 PM
The 2nd Amendment, Batman Shooting & High Fructose Corn Syrup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvIK4cmzeRY
Connie Davis January 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Brother Ray, you are absolutely correct and we all must take a stand on this issue or wake up one morning wondering what happened to us!!
Ron Buice January 16, 2013 at 01:49 PM
I have listened to the talk about assault weapons ban, large ammo clip ban, and now the background check requirement. All dealing with "control" instead of "protection" and none of the above would have saved one child from that evil person. The best way to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun.
Ben February 06, 2013 at 01:38 PM
People that are against Law obedient citizens having guns, Gun Control, Banning Certain Assault Rifles, need to think about, how many young adults, Teen agers, Other School Children & Older Adults about the Illegal Drug use, Which Kills more people a day than Gun Crazy people kill in 2 to 3 Years, I would say that the Sandy Hook Killer, was on some type of illegal drugs, What about the Drunk Drivers, that Kill 40 to 50 People per Day, Injury alot of others, so they can't walk or do normel activites any more. Are they going to Ban Cars, Liquor, Beer, NO I Don't think so, Why are the Law Inforcement making more drug arrests than they do. I guess they had better use of Speed Traps (EASY MONEY). The Crooks are breaking in Houses, in Monroe, Read in the Patch, stealing Guns, I wonder if the Crooks are going to register the guns??? NO I Don't Think so, this is why this crazy thing the so call president come out with, will never work.

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