To The Daily Sun,
Oh, no! Absolutely incredible! Not another mass school shooting.
It sure is a good thing that two or three policemen, the first responders, were nearby at the time of this most recent incident in Oregon. They apparently were on patrol in the area, and were close enough to get there within minutes, and shoot the gunman dead almost as soon as they got there. It's too bad they hadn't been visiting the school and were actually inside the building for some reason a few minutes earlier. They could possibly have prevented some of those deaths if they had actually been on site, because they were able to kill the guy almost as soon as they arrived on scene. But in the time it took them to arrive, the gunman was able to shoot 20 people, killing 13.
It would even have been nice if some of the law-abiding teachers and/or students who were already there, had been allowed to carry their own weapons,concealed; people who would have already passed background checks, as well as demonstrate good character, knowledge and competence. But federal law prohibits that, because schools are required to be gun-free zones.
We wonder why so many mass shootings take place in schools, or in movie theaters, or hospitals. If it were you who wanted to commit this type of heinous crime, would you decide that a good place to do it would be a police station, or a gun store, or a National Guard Armory. Of course not! Why not?
If you wanted to take the most effective steps you could take to protect your home from a middle-of-the-night "home invader", or some other bad guy with a gun, would it make a lot of sense to put a sign on your front lawn that says, "Gun free zone — no guns allowed".
Obama came out in the first few hours after this terrible crime to politicize this horrible tragedy, to publicly repeat his ridiculous, unlawful and unconstitutional call for fewer guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
"Last weekend alone, Mr. President, over 50 people were shot on the streets of Chicago, your home town. Chicago has the most restrictive gun laws in the country. No concealed carry for the law-abiding folks there, Mr. President. No sir! No privately owned guns in cars; no privately owned guns at home. Yet the most gun crime per geographic area in the country is committed in Chicago.
If Obama and Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City were ever to have their way, the whole country, every single state, and every single city would instantly be transformed into one huge Chicago.
Now I see, maybe that's what Obama meant by "transforming America"...