by William Teach | March 21, 2013 7:12 am
Just an ordinary, average citizen who realizes that yes, there is a Constitution, and yes, evil exists
(The Blaze) Meet Robert Steed, a resident of Vernon, Conn. who took three days straight off work to attend several gun control hearings in Connecticut. On March 14, Steed was more “aggravated” than usual with lawmakers and he let them know it in his fiery testimony, telling them that they were “coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters.”
He went on: “I can’t for the life of me understand how this state can have as many gun laws on the books as it does and have members of its Legislature need to take firearms 101. And as far as what I felt were potshots taken at the NRA, they’ve done more for gun safety— they’ll do more for gun safety this weekend than this committee will do in your careers.”
Prior to Sandy Hook, Connecticut had some of the most draconian, restrictive gun laws in the nation.
“Adam Lanza commits a crime, and I’m here to gr0vel and plead for my rights and explain to you that my firearms are kept safely?” he asked rhetorically. “I keep hearing the word “solution”… you’re not going to find a solution, it doesn’t exist. You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”
An important point. People who want to kill will find a way. Who thought a bunch of Islamists would be able to hijack 4 planes with box cutters and do what they did? Lanza had his plan in the works for a long time. He had an intricate plan, including a 7 foot long score sheet based on the video games he played, to kill school children, because Sandy Hook was an easy target allowing the most carnage. Maybe draconian laws stop someone like Lanza from getting a gun legally. Unfortunately, he’s a criminal, and will get one elsewhere, or perhaps use a bomb. Fertilizer and diesel fuel are easy to obtain. After Tim McVeigh, were those products restricted?
In response to a Democrat saying that their jobs are difficult because the country is not a dictatorship, Steed stated
“The reason that your jobs are becoming so difficult is because you’re coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters,” Steed shot back. “That’s the bottom line. You are trying to marriage up public safety with constitutional rights. The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty. And sometimes what comes with liberty is tragedy, unfortunately.”
Democrats want to regulate away risk. Sugar, trans-fats, body spray, hugs, homemade cookies, lemonade stands, anything they catches their interest. Those are minor. You can’t do away with evil. Or even crime. But while they attempt to do that, they affect the law abiding citizen’s freedom, not the criminals.
Video at the link.
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