Sandy Hook, School Massacres, and Gun Control
Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping
mall in Oregon … we’re going to have to come together and
take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless
of the politics.1
- President Obama, 15 December 2012
Americans who value their Right to ‘Keep and bear Arms’ need
to learn two names: École Polytechnique de Montréal and
In 1989 a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle killed fourteen women
at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec.2
In 1996 a man armed with handguns killed sixteen children and one adult
at the Dunblane Primary School, Scotland.3
Following each incident, Canada and the United Kingdom significantly
changed their guns laws to make the ownership of firearms completely dependent
upon the whim of the government.4,
These changes to the gun laws of Canada and the U.K. were not ‘knee-jerk’
reactions to tragedy. Both Canada and the U.K. have a long history of
ever-increasingly oppressive ‘gun control’ laws. Both Governments
simply took advantage of a tragic situation to advance their objective
of the complete control of firearms.
Therein lies the lesson for Americans.
There are well-funded, highly motivated individuals and organizations
committed to the destruction of the Second Amendment, e.g., Brady Campaign
to Prevent Gun Violence.6
These people and organizations will try to use the emotions of the tragic
event at Sandy Hook Elementary School to advance their disarmament schemes
in the United States.
Please do NOT be complacent.
Your Second Amendment is under attack now as never before.
As the Irish would say, “I'd have you take warning by me.”7
It is a heck of a lot easier to defend what you have than to fight to
regain what you have lost.8
Edward B. Hudson, DVM, MS
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
formerly of Hapeville, Georgia USA
1. Tearful Obama mourns 'beautiful kids' of Sandy Hook Elementary
2. École Polytechnique Massacre
The École Polytechnique Massacre occurred on December 6, 1989 at
the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The shooter killed fourteen women and injured ten other women and four
men before turning the gun on himself.
3. Dunblane School Massacre
The Dunblane school massacre occurred at Dunblane Primary School in the
Scottish town of Dunblane on 13 March 1996. The gunman entered the school
armed with handguns, shooting and killing sixteen children and one adult
before committing suicide.
4. Gun politics in the United Kingdom
5. Gun politics in Canada
6. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
7. Black Velvet Band
8. An Exposition - Concerning the Rights of Canadian Citizens to have
- Armes for their Defense