The Club Didn't Kill Abel...
The following was originally attributed as having been delivered to a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Subcommittee by Darrell Scott, the father of one of the children killed at Columbine High School. This has circulated over the Internet via email, and many of the facts surrounding the speech have been embellished over the years, but the message below nevertheless rings true.
It isn't the guns that kill. It is the person behind the gun the one pulling the trigger who takes another human life. Sometimes this is a senseless act of violence. But many more times it is a person defending themselves from a violent attack. But somehow the media seems to ignore all that in their effort to distort the truth about firearms. The truth is simply that guns dont kill people kill. Guns do not have a mind of their own the person behind the gun makes the choice.
So why are so many of our politicians proclaiming that the guns must be stopped? That the guns must be taken off the streets? I, for one, think it has nothing to do with public safety, but has everything to do with disarming those who would oppose the power-mongers and politicians. If our politicians really do care about public safety, then they should be showing us their support for one of the principles that our 9.12 Project supports - that which states that the law should be applied equally, and no one is above the law.
Prosecute the criminals, keep them off our streets, and stop punishing law abiding citizens.
the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the
hearts of men and women.. We all contain the seeds of kindness
or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter,
Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the
other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood
cries out for answers.
and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind,
and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our
make-up , we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and
hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were
present within our educational systems for most of our nation's
history. Many of our major colleges began as theological
seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us
as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we
open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as
terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians
immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They
immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute
to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need
more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been
stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop
someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The
real villain lies within our own hearts.