Shoot first, lest ye be shot

In response to the NRA’s proposal to “good guys with guns,” unfortunately, we live in a society where you have to approach violence with violence. All the laws in the world will not protect us from those who have no respect for the law.

Those bent on destruction will accomplish their goal unless force is used to stop them. We cannot just wish them away.

The first story of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., said that he was armed with handguns and that a high-powered rifle was in the back seat. I guess that wasn’t sensational enough, so now he committed the murders with an assault rifle and the anti-gun people are all over it.

It doesn’t really matter what it was, it could have been stopped by an armed person.

The way to keep from being shot is to shoot first.

Kenneth D. Newman