The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2013

Obama administration hypocritical over guns

OTTUMWA — The death of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., is and should be abhorrent to all of us. That anyone could be that mentally deranged is sickening. Unfortunately, it’s equally sickening that the Obama administration (with its liberal media cohort) would exploit the tragedy in an attempt to get guns away from law-abiding citizens and intrude on our Second Amendment rights.

I find it interesting that immediately following the shooting, Americans purchased thousands of assault weapons. The question is, “Why?” I doubt that it’s with intention to duplicate more indiscriminate Sandy Hook shootings.

Personally, I have no desire for an assault weapon, but I can understand why others would. Many individuals distrust this anti-Constitution administration and its dictatorial bent. Americans are likely looking for ways to protect themselves from an ever-encroaching federal government bent on stripping rights away from law-abiding citizens.

When looking at the total picture, one could easily surmise that this administration only feigns concern over the needless deaths of 26 human beings. Why even suggest that? Because this administration is doing its best to facilitate the abortion of millions of babies per year worldwide.

This is beyond hypocritical. Since the Supreme Court (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion in 1973, over 54 million (yes, that’s 54 million) innocent babies have been killed in the United States alone while resting in their mother’s womb.

So why hasn’t the federal government been going after abortion doctors and their scalpels for years with much greater fervor than they go after guns and gun owners now? Because abortion is “legal.”

In Hitler’s Germany it was legal to kill millions of Jews, homosexuals, the infirmed, the aged and millions of others. But did that make it right? This government’s double standard on innocent death both betrays its intentions and exposes them, too. If this administration is allowed to pass any new law against certain firearm sales, rest assured, it won’t stop there.

Terry Godwin

Ottumwa

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