Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Media Fan Flames of Anti-Gun Hysteria ; COMMUNITY COMMENT

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Media Fan Flames of Anti-Gun Hysteria ; COMMUNITY COMMENT

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In the wake of the recent slaughter of innocents in Connecticut, the progressive socialists are seizing the moment, not "letting a crisis go to waste," by pushing their anti-gun agenda. Just as unhinged leftist commentator Chris Mathews "was so glad" Hurricane Sandy could be used to help President Obama's re-election, it's apparent that liberals are ready to once again politicize tragedy.

The gun grabbers, with the weight of liberal media behind them, feel this is their moment.

Leftists know, as Mao stated, that "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Now is their opportunity to disarm the opposition.

The deaths at Sandy Hook are not the result of free people exercising their Second Amendment rights. These children are casualties of a society in decay.

Progressive liberal policies promoting cultural relativism, coupled with mass media filth packaged as entertainment, is primarily to blame.

Our children are desensitized to death via a virtual media bombardment of violent games, music and cinema, while not being taught basic right and wrong.

The same liberal voices in Hollywood are calling for curtailing your right to bear arms, profit from over the top media gun violence and music lyrics. The hypocrisy of the left is staggering.

Left-wing voices cry out in rage that we are not doing enough to protect our children. Yet these same voices actively promote the killing of hundreds of thousands of children annually, and call it a "choice."

The progressive agenda has taken Judeo-Christian values out of our schools and the public square, and replaced it with what? A moral vacuum now exists where traditional American values were once celebrated. Why are we surprised that a sick mind, such as Adam Lanza's, would be nurtured in such a cultural cesspool?

Apparently the only time a teacher can pray with her students without the ACLU getting involved is when evil arrives at her classroom door.

This tragedy was not caused by semi-automatic weapons anymore than box cutters are to blame for over 3,000 deaths on Sept. 11, 2001. Banning the semi-auto weapon will do nothing to make law abiding citizens safer. …

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