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January 2, 2013

NRA is right about armed guards in schools

It is hard to remember so long ago, but at age 6, a week or so before Christmas, I’m sure my thoughts were about visiting Grandma, opening presents, trimming the Christmas tree and just waiting for school to be over. To a 6-year-old, it is unimaginable that your life will someday end. Certainly unimaginable that it will end in school, days before Christmas, surrounded by the safety of caring teachers, and screaming in agony for Mommy and Daddy.

That day in Connecticut, Satan came to school, and all the love and all the caring were no match. The principal and teachers tried to stop the devil, but in the end, sacrificed their lives for the sons and daughters of others.

Yes, they were sons and daughters; then again, they were but babies. I wonder how many still believed in Santa or still thought their daddy was the strongest man in the world. How many believed their mommy to be the prettiest and smartest mommy ever?

Think of the Christmas presents that will go unopened, the stockings that will never again “be hung by the chimney with care,” the squeals of laughter at the dinner table that will be heard no more, and the 20 little lives left unfinished. There will be no more Daddy’s little girl, nor Mommy’s little man, no first date, nor first love, and no children of their own. All this and so much more were stolen that day, and it will happen again.

Yes, it will happen again and probably, sooner than later. There is evil in this world as surely as there is good, and as I look around and listen to the national and world news, it seems as though evil is winning. What can we do about that?

A wiser man than I, named Edmund Burke, once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I see a lot of that going on! AT THIS TIME, I don’t give a damn about the gun ban agendas of opportunistic Sens. Feinstein and Schumer or the newly announced gun confiscation schemes of New York’s Gov. Cuomo. I do care about the Constitution and our Second Amendment, and those battles will be fought soon enough. Cooler heads and our Constitution will prevail.

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