Here’s something making the rounds this afternoon, a letter courtesy of one politician, Oregon State Rep. Dennis Richardson who opined (no kidding) in the below letter that the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre could have been spared had one of the school teachers been simply allowed to carry a concealed weapon that way they could have simply run in from where ever they were in the school, confront Adam Lanza and naturally shoot his bad ass dead.
Reproduced via an email gawker received:
From: “Rep Richardson”
Subject: RE: Preventable Tragedy in Connecticut
Date: December 14, 2012 2:53:06 PM PST
The Sandy Hook shootings are another heart breaking failure of school personnel to ensure the protection of innocent children and adults. Sadly, most of the deaths could have been prevented.
If I had been a teacher or the principal at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and if the school district did not preclude me from having access to a firearm, either by concealed carry or locked in my desk, most of the murdered children would still be alive, and the gunman would still be dead, and not by suicide.
When will our school officials open their eyes to the reality that law enforcement officers, in such instances as these, can respond only after the unfettered killings have occurred, and that our children’s safety depends on having a number of well-trained school employees on every campus who are prepared to defend our children and save their lives?