Connecticut School Shooting Provokes Much Thought

Because I fully expect President Barack Obama to use today’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., as a tipping point for revamping gun ownership laws in the United States, I shared the following comments on my Facebook page today:

Just think, one armed citizen inside that school might have prevented or, at a minimum, reduced the scope of the gunman’s rampage in Connecticut today.

While I feel for those suffering today, every day that passes without armed security guards — and/or teachers trained to carry and use concealed firearms — in our schools is a day too long.

We cannot allow the anti-gun crowd to use this event to take away our gun ownership rights.

Finally, we must pray for our country’s — and world’s — healing, repentance.

Rather than pen more words beyond that, I offer links to posts I’ve written about similar situations at Virginia Tech, during the past six years:

Second Amendment Must Stay, Despite Tragedy

PR Vet Traces Poor Handling of Crisis to Lawyers

PR Vet Unsatisfied with Report on Virginia Tech Tragedy

Students Want Concealed Carry on Campus

Virginia Tech Officials Learned from Tragedy

Anti-Gun Crowd Ignorant of History

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice, a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, The CLAPPER MEMO, is set for release this fall.