Monday, April 16, 2007

VT, please don't go down the same path.

After Columbine, the NRA held a convention in nearby Denver. This enraged Michael Moore. Never mind that nobody at the convention had ANYTHING to do with the Columbine tragedy. Never mind that the NRA plans these things over a year in advance. The "blame the gun" crowd played the grieving parents like a finally tuned fiddle. The shameless Moore even went after K-mart, for selling the killer's bullets.

I have already heard rumblings of the same nature in the VT tragedy and it had not been a full 24 hours. One of the call-in "commentators", asked "where did they get the bullets?" WHO CARES? Does it matter to you or anyone else if they bought it at K-mart or Wal-mart or a local store that sells ammo? I mean, does it make it any less tragic?

Although I can't even begin to imagine the pain the families of the victims are feeling, I also know that they are the last ones that we need to look for a solution. They are too emotional to think rationally. There should be a law that no gun legislation can be brought to a legislative body within 6 months of a tragedy like this. The left are salivating and I am not ready to give up my rights because a wack-o decided to misuse a gun.

The recent flap over a statue of a soldier holding a gun near Columbine is a prime example. Surely the Columbine parents are not suggesting that the mere presents of a statue that has a soldier holding a gun...a HERO that is holding a gun, somehow will increase violence. I think you should look elsewhere for you violence trigger. Lets start with lyrics of some of the music of today's youth. Have you done anything along those lines? Mr Moore, where are you on this? Have you done ANYTHING about the reason why this is happening and not attacking the means in which they did it? Find out why this is happening, fix it, problem fixes itself without stepping on my rights.

I know, the 1st Amendment, blah blah blah. So it boils down to either the 1st or 2nd Amendment. One has to go. Not really. Hold artist accountable for their lyrics just as you would hold a shooter for where his bullets hit. Think about it.

VT, I am sorry for your loss. Please do not make the same mistake that the Columbine crowd did.

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