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soldier Like most parents, I was horrified by the senseless murder of children in Newtown, Connecticut, and I wanted something done. At minimum I thought we should find the shooter’s father, Peter Lanza, and castrate him to ensure he doesn’t create another monster.

Most people balked at my idea of cutting the balls off of an innocent man, but instead, they focused on banning the type of inanimate object his son used in the murders.

Whenever there is a tragedy this horrific, people want immediate solutions, but we’ve proven that gun control just doesn’t work. The country’s murder capital, Chicago, has some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere, and the result is that law abiding citizens were disarmed and criminals were given a virtual monopoly on guns.

If you look at the FBI’s annual crime statistics, more people are killed with hammers and clubs than assault weapons, and don’t give me that bullshit excuse that if we could save even one life, we should ban them. Maybe you should ban psychiatric medication, too.

It seems like every mass shooter was seeing a shrink, and if you take away those meds, at least I would be able to tell who is batshit crazy and not have them fly under the radar until they snap and commit the next tragedy.

No matter what you do, there will always be a small percentage of people who want to do harm to their fellow man, and I don’t understand how disarming law abiding citizens is going to change that.

A lot of the people who want to ban guns have their hearts in the right place. They’re pacifists by nature, and they naively think that guns cause violence. Further out on the spectrum are dangerous hypocrites like Michael Bloomberg and Dianne Feinstein. They have no qualms about maintaining a platoon of armed guards to protect them while trying to strip you of the same protection.

People like Bloomberg and Feinstein view an armed populace as an impediment to their goal of building a police state. They both would be happy dictators, and that is precisely why there is a Second Amendment. It was intended to allow citizens to protect their rights from people like them.

Even as we speak the U.S. government is using drones and death squads to carry out assassinations across the globe. Until we can roll back our murderous foreign policy, a U.S. populace armed with both bullets and the ballot box is the only thing that’s keeping them from applying the same deadly agenda here.