It was a disgrace (though not a surprise) that so many allegedly pro-gun “leaders” made no case for firearms in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Worse, some didn’t merely turn tail, but turned coats.
But outside the swamp of Congress and K Street, the real freedomista voices never wavered.
The WSJ printed a thoughtful David Kopel piece. (Kopel also mentions something about last week’s Clackamas Mall shooting I hadn’t read anywhere else — something that explains why the shooter offed himself before taking more victims.)
David Codrea described described the real national conversation we should be having on guns.
But — here’s the real shocker — our very own Infamous Oregon Law Hobbit agrees with those who say that some people should have to give up their freedom. ;-)
The President said in his speech: “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”
And I would say that it’s not. Children are more precious than freedom.
The President also said: “If there’s even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that’s visited Tucson and Aurora
and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to try.”
And I would agree. We have an obligation to take that step needed to keep our children safe.
There really is no choice, and the cost in freedom is one that the losers are just going to have to bear, for the children.
No longer should teachers be allowed to be in school fat, dumb, happy, and lacking responsibility. They are going to have to give up their freedom to be unarmed and going to have to start carrying firearms to protect their charges. Openly.
I realize this may work a hardship on some of them, but, as the president said, it’s one step we can take and the price, in freedom, is not too high.