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Thursday, Dec 20 2012 11:00 PM

Force of arms only way to protect our schools

By The Bakersfield Californian

We never hear about armed lunatics running through the halls of Congress killing innocent people. Likewise, we never hear about armed gunmen randomly shooting people at airports, banks or courthouses. Are politicians, air passengers, lawyers and currency more valuable than America's children? By what we protect, one could easily draw that conclusion.

What we do hear is the lunacy of gun control as a panacea for this violent epidemic. In fact, gun control supporters refuse to detail the facts about gun control and school shootings, namely epic failure. Slews of laws have been passed since 1989 after the Stockton schoolyard shooting, yet since then the shootings have increased in number and intensity across the nation.

We require security similar to what we use to protect politicians, money and airplane passengers. We know that only force of arms stops those intent on murder and that's how we stop these acts from occurring except at schools. It's not rocket science, people. That's the only solution that has a proven track record against these attacks.

The other ridiculous notion that we hear after every school shooting is that we don't "need" high-capacity centerfire weapons to hunt or target-shoot with. The Second Amendment protects democracy; armed citizens can wrest control of their nation from despotic tyrants and restore constitutional democracy. The Second Amendment was not written for hunting or plinking. After all, you don't "need" to own a car when a moped will get you there. Think, people.

George Williams

Bakersfield

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