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Sep 17

Washington Navy Yard Shooting

My deepest and most sincere condolences to those who are affected by the senseless killings that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Building 197, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters on 16 September, 2013. I am a contractor who directly supports NAVSEA, and I spent almost 10 years on active duty in the Navy. These people are my brothers and sisters. They are the people to whom I report at the highest levels of the mightiest navy that the world has ever known. I pray that God will bless all of them in this terrible time, and I pray for the souls of those who were lost.

There are many in our society who will want to blame guns instead of blaming the individual who perpetrated the crime. Regardless of the man’s motives (I refuse to use his name here to increase his notoriety), it is HIS FAULT, not the fault of an inanimate object.

Certainly, the Democrat party and many Republicans (RINOs), will attempt to ensure that they don’t “Let a good crisis go to waste”. They will use the killings as political motivation to enact more gun control legislation and continue to erode the freedoms that Americans currently enjoy, which were endowed by our Creator and enumerated in the Bill of Rights by our Founding Fathers.

We must all stand buy viagra online firm with the understanding that responsibility and freedom go hand-in-hand. There will always be crazy people in our society who will turn to violence in one form or another when they feel that they have no other alternative. When someone loses their way and decides to commit suicide while taking other lives with them, is there anything that can be done to stop them? What if the killer had instead chosen to use a sword, or a vehicle, or a knife or baseball bat? Would there be cries from the left for baseball bat control?

On the flip-side of the coin – what if one of the 12 (possibly 13) casualties were allowed to exercise their right to self-defense while at work? What if a couple dozen people in Building 197 had been carrying concealed firearms in accordance with the law? News reports indicate that it took police approximately 7 minutes to respond to the first reports of gunshots. This left a lot of time for this man to indiscriminately spray bullets from the 4th floor balcony overlooking the atrium. I would like to think that a brave, responsible, law-abiding citizen could have stopped the killer within moments of the first shots ringing out, possibly saving the lives of several people.