On December 14, 2012, 26 people - including 20 children - were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, shocking the entire country and spawning efforts in Congress and various state legislatures to further restrict ownership of firearms and ammunition. There has been much talk about the perpetrators of this foul crime.
The official story is that a 20-year-old local autistic man was the shooter, but there have also been stories of a second shooter. Evidence has surfaced suggesting CIA or Israeli Mossad involvement. The Second Amendment has come under renewed attack from gun control advocates, while constitutionalists have dug in their heels concerning the God-given right to keep and bear firearms in defense of life, family and country.
I spoke with a local Sandy Hook citizen to try and get a clearer picture of what really happened on that fateful day, and in its aftermath.
The shootings in Sandy Hook are an American tragedy. The loss of life is reprehensible. Yet the unalienable right of each citizen to own firearms rests at the very heart of our country’s laws. We should all abhor such tragedies as the Sandy Hook shootings, but there will almost certainly be more of these incidents in the future.
Will we, as Americans, be ready for them when they happen? Or will we abandon the principles our Founding Fathers fought and died to preserve in the hope that bad people will stop doing bad things?