G. Limoges: Home of the free?

I'm sure I was not the only one offended this week when the idea that teachers and security guards should carry guns in our schools was proposed by a gun enthusiast.

The thought of a gun holstered on a teacher every day as he or she teaches history, science or math to our impressionable youth is appalling. Can our freedom only be assured by encouraging society to be armed?

I'm sure some think that way. Many don't. Those who advocate more weaponry might best serve us (America, home of the free) if their enthusiasm was focused on helping to create a peaceful, tolerant and cooperative atmosphere in our schools rather than acceptance of violence and a world where the most bullets rule.

Gloria Limoges, Auburn

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Amedeo Lauria's picture

Can't be obscene?

Guess you haven't watched anything on cable or satellite recently, or walked through your local mall for that matter. We even had a local case of young people swearing in a local town square and legal groups ran breathless to their aid. We also have slander and libel laws...so I get your point...but these are for civil offenses to be settled in civil court.

We have laws that protect us against criminal behavior. The act of being a responsible gun owner is not criminal behavor. Hold the criminal responsible; not the "tool."

A myriad of local restrictions on gun ownership is a slippery slope to losing our right under the constitition and the laws continued to challenged all the way to the Supreme Court by those who value the US Constitution. It is expensive to do so; thus organizations like NRA who are willing to take on the issue with dollars from responsible gun owners.

Let's stop making excuses for criminals and ensure justice for those wronged. It is interesting to see that the lawyers are already lining up in Connecticut. If they are successful, they will further drive up the cost of education in our country.

Very sad indeed.

Amedeo Lauria's picture

Our freedoms are assured by honoring the US Constitution.

No one is "encouraging society to be armed." It is simply a right we have as Americans that "shall not be infringed."

The Constitution limits the government's role in our lives and it has worked pretty well in most cases.

If it ain't broke, no need to fix it!

RONALD RIML's picture

Our Constitution's Second Amendment is broken.

There are none so blind as those who fail to see.

Jim Cyr's picture

The Second Amendment Is NOT

broken. It served the people well in San Antonio on Sunday following that horrible day at Sandy Hook. Where a "good woman with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun". We don't hear about that brave act from the "left loonies nor the "Lame stream media"!

RONALD RIML's picture

What's this "WE" stuff, Jim.......???

Maybe you didn't have your antennae up.

Jason Theriault's picture

No right is absolute.

No amendment is absolute. Heck, free speech isn't absolute. You can't yell fire in a crowded place, and you can't be obscene.

The second amendment is already limited. You can't own machine guns. You have to have a back ground check for purchases from dealers.


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