We at GeorgiaCarry.org, like other parents, grandparents, neighbors, and citizens, are absolutely horrified by the senseless killings of innocent children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut this past week. The families and loved ones of those involved need their communities’ and their nation’s support and prayers during these difficult days ahead.
We, as a nation, are right, in the comings weeks, to have a discussion regarding how to prevent such violence in the future. Unfortunately, the perpetrator of this evil act did not respect the lives of others. The list of laws, including gun laws, that he broke is lengthy. A person prepared to slaughter innocent children and take his own life is not deterred by laws. We believe, as we always have, that an armed citizenry is the best omni-present defense against such acts. Citizens, including teachers and school administrators, should have an opportunity to defend themselves and the children in their care against attacks such as these.
The reality in this present world is that evil exists. Law-abiding men and women of good will and courage, as a free people, deserve the right to protect their own lives and the lives around them. As the coming political discussion develops, we will argue with logic, facts, and reason, to make that right become a more full reality.Kelly Kennett GCO President