The Colorado Shooting and Its Aftermath. A Constitution Party Response.
by Darrell L. Castle Constitution Party
The Constitution Party hereby expresses its outrage at this senseless act. We extend our sympathy and prayers to those affected and wish a speedy recovery for the wounded.
What would cause a 24 year old man pursuing a PHD in neuroscience at the University of Colorado Medical Center to commit such a heinous act of mass murder and mayhem?
The President of the United States stopped his campaign and visited the families. He pulled his campaign commercials from the air in Colorado as did Republican Candidate Mitt Romney. The President said “if there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, it’s a reminder that life is fragile, our time here is limited and it is precious.” Mr. Romney and Speaker of the House John Boehner issued similar sentiments.
These all seem like appropriate responses especially those of President Obama and we commend those who made them for that, and we fervently hope that President Obama is able to let the matter sit with his already very appropriate response. We encourage him not to attempt to use this tragedy in a manner incompatible with the United States Constitution. The United Nations Small Arms Treaty, now being debated in New York, will probably be passed this week. Mr. President, please don’t use this shooting in an attempt to force ratification of the treaty by the United States Senate.
We encourage the Senators to abide by their Constitutional oaths and reject the treaty. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the President’s point person for the treaty, has said that she hopes we can have a “consensus” to avoid any “loopholes” to treaty ratification. Senator Rand Paul (R. Ky.) has said that he fears her “loopholes” might be the second amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Constitution Party is now on record as stating that we, the people of the Constitution Party are not interested in being disarmed by the United Nations, the United States Government, state governments or anyone else. We consider the second amendment to be a line in the sand issue which must not be crossed under any circumstances.
In closing the second amendment is set out herein verbatim: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Darrell L. Castle