Blame the NRA

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  1. Rose

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    Feb 8, 2005
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    Dixie Land
    Haha! Got your attention? Forget 'scapegoating' the NRA! There is no blaming the NRA for what our nation is experiencing ...over and over and over again! From Columbine - to VA Tech...

    Darrell Scott - father of slain student Rachel Joy Scott - Columbine High School:

    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday,
    Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High
    School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House
    Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders
    during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

    They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received
    well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every
    politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert!
    These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating,
    and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying
    in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:


    "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the
    hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds
    of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the
    deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must
    not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother
    Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was
    it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the
    reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

    "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at
    how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not
    a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not
    here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are
    responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they
    need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's
    murder I would be their strongest opponent.

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy --
    it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the
    real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame
    lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem
    just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. This was written way
    before I knew I would be speaking here today:

    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You've stripped away our heritage,
    You've outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question "Why?"
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!

    "Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind,
    and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we
    create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak
    havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
    systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges
    began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact.

    What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in
    so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as
    terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat
    such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that
    contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need
    more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal
    detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months
    planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

    "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw
    his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray
    in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge
    every young person in America, and around the world, to realize that on
    April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our
    schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain.
    Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for
    legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him.
    To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a
    sincere challenge.

    Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this
    country will not allow that to happen!"
    Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech..
  2. Jayce

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    May 5, 2006
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    I'm confused.

    Essentially, the man is in support of prayer in school?