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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 Dumblame, Scotland.

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, 5

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


Ref:

1. Tearful Obama mourns 'beautiful kids' of Sandy Hook Elementary
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9746604/Connecticut-school-shooting-Tearful-Obama-mourns-beautiful-kids-of-Sandy-Hook-Elementary.html

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_Polytechnique_massacre

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_school_massacre

4. Gun politics in the United Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_Kingdom#Licensing_and_legislation

5. Gun politics in Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Canada#Licensing_of_firearms_owners

6. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
http://www.bradycampaign.org/

7. Black Velvet Band
http://www.ireland-information.com/irishmusic/blackvelvetband.shtml

8. An Exposition - Concerning the Rights of Canadian Citizens to have - Armes for their Defense
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/armes/armes_17_sept_2007.html