Newtown Residents Place Stripping You of Your Guns Over Safety of Their Children

Last December, Adam Lanza broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting kids and faculty.  Just as the first responders arrived at the school, Lanza put a bullet through his own brain, ending the blood bath.  The death toll at the school was six faculty and twenty children.

Sandy Hook Elementary School, like most schools in the US are gun free zones.  Everyone knows it, including the violently deranged individuals that are bent on making an infamous name for themselves.

In the wake of such a tragedy, you would expect the citizens of Newtown to jump at the chance of having more school security and police officers at the city’s seven schools.  There are still hundreds of other school kids in the city that remain vulnerable to a similar attack because the schools are still gun free zones.  The last thing any of the parents want is to go through another round of grieving.

Last December, Adam Lanza broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting kids and faculty.  Just as the first responders arrived at the school, Lanza put a bullet through his own brain, ending the blood bath.  The death toll at the school was six faculty and twenty children.

Sandy Hook Elementary School, like most schools in the US, are gun free zones.  Everyone knows it, including the violently deranged individuals that are bent on making an infamous name for themselves.

In the wake of such a tragedy, you would expect the citizens of Newtown to jump at the chance of having more school security and police officers at the city’s seven schools.  There are still hundreds of other school kids in the city that remain vulnerable to a similar attack because the schools are still gun free zones.  The last thing any of the parents want is to go through another round of grieving.

On Tuesday, the parents and residents of Newtown had the opportunity to pass measures that would have provided funding to hire more police and have unarmed security officers on school campuses throughout the city.  The budget proposals called for $1 million to be designated for the added school security in an effort to avoid a repeat tragedy.

Surprisingly, both the city budget and school budgets were voted down by Newtown residents.  Of the nearly 4,500 votes cast, the increased school budget was defeated by 482 votes, which may not sound like much, but with so few voters, it’s a difference of 10.7%.  The city budget was much closer as it was defeated by only 62 votes.

The bottom line is that Newtown residents have rejected the idea of providing more security to protect their children.  Instead, many of them continue to be paraded around by President Obama in an effort to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

Are they sending out a message that they don’t believe lightning can strike twice at the same place?  Have they already fallen into a complacency of thinking that the rest of the city’s youth are safe?

The message I see in this is that the Newtown residents are more interested in taking guns out of our hands than they are in protecting their own children.  I don’t know about you, but I place the safety of my family over any attempt to violate the US Constitution and trample on the rights of law abiding citizens, but evidently the citizens of Newtown don’t feel the same way.