By Doug Newman
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Posted at Christian Liberty News and The Denver Post.
I have lost two friends to gun violence. Last July, a friend of several years was killed in the Aurora theater shooting. Three years ago, an old friend committed suicide by shooting himself.
While my friends were killed with guns, they were not killed by guns. Someone could have detonated a pipe bomb at the Century 16 Theater, killing 12 and injuring dozens. My other friend could have committed suicide with a knife, a rope or a bottle full of pills. Gun confiscation would not have prevented either tragedy.
I will not pretend to speak for anyone else affected by these tragedies. However, I myself will not yield one inch to the demands of those who wish to infringe on my God-given constitutionally-guaranteed right to defend myself. In a world where bad people with guns are undeterred by laws, good people must not be limited in their right to self-defense.
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I got the following post card in the mail today in response to this.
Thanks for telling and sharing your story… I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. May the good Lord bless you as you continue to stand for what is right and good.
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That was an excellent article, Doug, no matter what the guy says who sent you the post card. He was just showing his ignorance. God Bless you always my friend.
Once when discussing government provided health “insurance” with an acquaintance, whose aged mother had died from cancer without insurance (the other person had brought up the subject), I had the “audacity” to mention that my 13 year old daughter had died from cancer in spite of having insurance. She sharply informed me that my daughter “would have died anyway.” I was stunned and recognized that there was no desire for real discussion. People feel some strange surge of power when they are harsh, so often using it as a substitute for substantial discussion. Always disheartening to find adults who think just being rude wins the day. Grown up bullies, they are.
Very sorry about the loss of your daughter. And so young? So sad.
And you are oh so right about “grown up bullies”.
TERRIBLY SORRY about your daughter … and so young! So sad!