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Saturday, December 15, 2012

My thoughts on the horrific shooting in Connecticut

Words cannot describe the feelings and emotions I am going through right now over this shooting. Luckily there have been others like Robert Stacy McCain and Becca Lower for their wonderful pieces (which I will link to toward the end of this entry) on this situation. One thing I have to say -- and I had said it after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, earlier this year and after other shootings -- is that guns don’t kill people; gun LAWS kill people. This can be seen in other parts of the world where strict gun laws were in effect throughout history, notably in Cambodia under Pol Pot, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, Russia (the old Soviet Union) under Stalin, and other places. Strict gun laws, where the government says that citizens cannot have firearms, lead to the government taking over every aspect of the citizens’ lives to the point that it becomes a totalitarian society.

And regardless of what we all think of Obama’s policies, I think he spoke right from the heart when he addressed the nation at 3:15 PM Eastern. In my mind, this was ALMOST like his speech after the Aurora shooting earlier this year and also the heinous shooting in Arizona which took the lives of 6 people and severely wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) where he spoke truly from the heart. Do I believe him? Mayhap not, but then too now is not the time for politics but rather for prayers and healing. If he were to speak this way all the time, then who knows? After all, there is a saying I hear often (do not know how it originated) which goes “A broken clock is right twice a day.”  Mayhap this is the time in which Obama got it right. Now tomorrow he might say something which might make me despise his policies as normal, but today he spoke not as a President but rather as a father.

 

LINKS COVERING CONNECTICUT SHOOTING

Will add more entries as I see them pop up.

    Rundown for December 15, 2012

    Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM on Conservative Nation Radio) as they go through the week in news. Today they will go over the horrific shooting in Connecticut yesterday that left 27 killed (including the shooter) and the media playing Keystone Kops in trying to get the scoop first and also on the name of the shooter. Even the reliable Fox News got involved in the fray.  There was also other news this week (including the Unions being dealt a major loss in Michigan) that they will discuss, but the Connecticut shooting is primary. That and they will also take your phone calls.
    Join us today on Red, Right, and Blue at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 Central. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/15/red-right-and-blue will open 30 minutes before the show starts for the usual pre-show meet and greet. If you want to interact with the hosts and the callers on air, there are a few ways.
    1. First and foremost is to call 718-305-7176. You can call about 5 minutes before the show starts if you want to get into the call queue early.
    2. Another way is to use Skype. As soon as the show starts, you can scroll up to the top of the page and hit the S logo next to the phone number. Just follow the instructions of the lovely English lady and you will be in the call queue and on the air as soon as possible.
    3. Another way (and one that many who are listening but have no way to get into the chatroom could use) is by using Twitter. When you listen, just tweet out your questions or statements with the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
    Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, even tell a Liberal. The weather might be cold in some places, but things are always hot on Red, Right, and Blue.