Your Dead Kids Don’t Trump My Constitutional Rights
It’s a tragedy.
I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But:
As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.
Richard Martinez, whose son (Christopher) was among the murdered, choked back tears at a news conference, blaming politicians the next day: “The talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live?” Martinez said – and much more.
There are no critical words for a grieving father. He can say whatever he wants and blame whoever he’d like – it’s okay by me. You can’t take a step in his shoes – at least I can’t.
But the words and images of Mr. Martinez blaming “the proliferation of guns”, lobbyists, politicians, etc.; will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.
As a father, husband and a man, it is my responsibility to protect my family. I will stand up for that right vehemently. Please believe me, as a father I share your grief and I will pray for you and your family, as I do whenever I hear about senseless tragedies such as this.
Yes, the above DOES sound harsh. I myself would not have "addressed" this letter to the parents, friends, etc. of Elliot Rodgers' victims or of any others. But it does pretty much state what I think of children being used as an "excuse" to take what is mine thus disarming me in the face of evil.
And it certainly does state my feelings towards those who would exploit tragedy for ratings and market share. Mr. Morgan and other vultures at CNN and other low/no-info outlets ... I'm talking to you ...
Joe For America blog here.
Methodology of the Anti Gun Media here.
Gun Control It's Not the Children It's the Agenda here.
Gabrielle Giffords: Professional Martyr, Predatory Victim here.
Be sure to check out the "I Second the Motion" pro-gun links section to the right of this page.