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Columbine Survivor Rhetorically Punches The Boot On The Throat Twice As Hard

Posted on | February 21, 2013 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

This is an excellent response, rooted in a tragic topic:

Columbine survivor Evan Todd released an open letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday in which he offers a point-by-point analysis of proposed firearms control initiatives, dismissing them as ineffective and dangerous to Americans’ rights.

Read the whole thing. A little taste further on:

Mr. President, in theory, your initiatives and proposals sound warm and fuzzy — but in reality they are far from what we need. Your initiatives seem to punish law-abiding American citizens and enable the murderers, thugs, and other lowlifes who wish to do harm to others.
Let me be clear: These ideas are the worst possible initiatives if you seriously care about saving lives and also upholding your oath of office. There is no dictate, law, or regulation that will stop bad things from happening — and you know that. Yet you continue to push the rhetoric. Why?

I hope that Todd’s letter gets broad dissemination. Because what the Left cannot tolerate is reasoned discourse of the classically liberal kind.

via Insty and The Blaze


  • Finrod Felagund

    Just read this via instapundit. It’s an excellent letter and it hits Obama and the Democrats in all the places they’d rather not talk about.

  • Dai Alanye

    We need to face facts and take them into consideration when determining policy. Here is one highly critical fact: it is far easier and more common to enforce laws against law-abiders than law-breakers. Police and other enforcers find it remarkably easier to deal with “good folks –less dangerous, less frustrating, less time and energy-consuming.

    Thus we’d be wise to thoroughly examine the probable effects of new laws, and should consider removing ineffective and costly present ones.

    This counts double for anything to do with personal defense.

  • Steve Skubinna

    As Instapundit remarked: Absolute Moral Authority.

  • AnonymousDrivel

    “Your initiatives seem to punish law-abiding American citizens and enable the murderers, thugs, and other lowlifes who wish to do harm to others.”

    I’d change that passive into an active “your initiatives actually punish law-abiding citizens and…” He, of course, offers a great and logical argument, but there’s no need to hold back here. Facts are facts. No wiggle room necessary.

  • Adjoran

    There are probably a number of reasons “why” – all sinister – but the biggest reason for the immediate emphasis is diversion. The economy is poised to plunge, Obama just wants to keep attention away from that fact, rising gas prices, soaring health insurance costs, and the like until he can blame the GOP once the sequester hits.

    And the sort of low-information voter who was “educated” in the public schools and American universities will swallow it whole.