Letter to Newtown BB Nails It


February 1, 2013, 02:17 PM
Subject: FW: Letter to Editor in Newtown Bee, nails it

Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Letter to Editor in Newtown Bee, nails it

The letter below was authored by Brendan Duffy, a resident of Sandy Hook, CT. He sent his

letter to the editor of The Newtown Bee. It is wonderfully encouraging to

read Brendan Duffy’s opinion. Note that his thoughts were actually printed.


Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest

To the Editor:
This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama,

John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid.

I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close

friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an

indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely

affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.

Gun control has long been a focus of many in

this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second

Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do

with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government

than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so

when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back.

Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then.

Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it's

as threatening as ever.

That so many of you view the

NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent

lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it

does with the NRA's actions.

You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn,

structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an

indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is

reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care

bill we can't afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because

health care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are! You are

killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn

children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can't lecture us right

in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while

simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden

drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly

reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office

before the bill comes due… you don't care and have no integrity nor honor.

You lie whenever and wherever you need to to

move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns… every

last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and

those of us who don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot,

motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your

goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we

protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as

intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.

Brendan Duffy

4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013

Subject: Letter to Editor in Newtown Bee, nails it

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February 1, 2013, 02:23 PM
I like it.

Should be titled, "AMERICAAA! F**K YEAH!"

February 1, 2013, 02:33 PM
You are so right!

Intrepid Dad
February 1, 2013, 03:47 PM
I love the letter but I wish he hadn't stated that he's never owned a gun and then gone on to publish his street address. I hope he and his family stay safe.

February 1, 2013, 04:31 PM
With the government, it comes down to getting "yours" NOW at the expense of the tax payer and the faith and credit of the USA. Al Gore with Current TV is a classic example. To yell with principles, ideals, and so forth. I just want mine now!

February 1, 2013, 04:42 PM
All in all he made some fairly good points.
I didn't agree with his off topic comments about abortion and millions of dead babies, it is repetitive, makes us look like we are dancing on graves ourselves , and is unrelated to gun control and firearms...It doesn't do us any good to tie abortion or religion to gun control, and alienates people who are pro-2A as well as pro choice.

We need each and every pro-2a American we have to step up to the plate right now. Lets save those fights for later.

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