No cigarettes in the office, then no smoking in the building, then no smoking 10 feet from the building, then no smoking on public grounds. Today some would like to ban the cigarette in all homes, cars and towns.
Guns are not cigarettes but you get the picture. A terrible, unspeakable, crime was committed in Connecticut last week. It was a mental illness problem and not a gun problem. All the gun banning in the world will not stop a crazy or a bad person from committing a crime, with a gun, a knife, or a bat.
If these people were so concerned about protection children, they would allow God back into the schools along with respect and responsibility.
Retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods removed all guns from its store closest to Newtown yesterday and suspended sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores. Walmart has pulled the Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle from its online store, and hunting and fishing equipment retailer Cabela’s — known for its “gun library” — saw its stock drop 6 percent yesterday.
Smith & Wesson, which declined comment yesterday, received $6.6 million in state tax breaks in 2010 to relocate some operations to Springfield and create 225 new jobs by 2015. The Patrick administration, which awarded the tax breaks, also declined comment.
The NRA, silent until yesterday about the Newtown tragedy, plans to hold a major news conference near Washington, D.C., on Friday.
“The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters — and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown,” the 141-year-old organization said. “The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”