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A Must Read!!! Sandy Hook, CT Editorial Letter

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  1. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    a letter to the local newspaper from a Sandy Hook resident...

    Subject: Letter to Editor of The Newtown Bee:

    Letter to Editor of The Newtown Bee:
    The letter below was authored by Brendan Duffy, a resident of Sandy Hook, CT. He sent his letter to the editor of The Newtown Bee. It is wonderfully encouraging to read Brendan Duffy's opinion. Note that his thoughts were actually printed.

    This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid.

    To the Editor:

    I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.

    Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it's as threatening as ever.

    That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA's actions.

    You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can't afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because health care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can't lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office before the bill comes due! You don't care and have no integrity nor honor.

    You lie whenever and wherever you need to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

    I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.

    Brendan Duffy
    4 Chestnut Knoll Drive
    Sandy Hook January 8, 2013

    "In God We Trust"
    "United We Stand - Divided We Fall"
    "One Nation Under God"
    "God Bless America"
  2. cunninmp

    cunninmp Member

    Nov 15, 2008
  3. philk

    philk Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Goshen, IN
    To bad everyone the letter was forwarded to couldn`t give a rats ass what the guy thinks.
  4. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Hamilton Ohio
    Very true that they don't give a rats ass or will even read it! So we need to send it to all our elected officials!
  5. cyduster

    cyduster TS Member

    Mar 17, 2013
    probably can't even pronounce some of the words. Larry G. - Texan

    a politician is someone that will lay down your life for his country
    Texas Guinan
  6. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    I looked it up and it was printed 1-10-2013 in the Bee like stated above.
  7. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Nicely done.

  8. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Well said!! This is a perfect example of what most Americans think of most politicians. Larry Evans
  9. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Erie, Pa
    I've said it before and I'll say it once more..."I love my country..I fear my government." Be prepared!

    Big Jack
  10. JohnH12

    JohnH12 TS Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I'll bet he doesn't get an invitation to ride in Air Force One anytime soon!
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Apr 28, 2006
    NW Wisconsin
    Brendon and Wayne Lapiere.Two of my fave folks
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