The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting in Newtown Connecticut

By Sturat Rhodes from Oath Keepers 

English: Group of children in a primary school...


There has been a horrendous mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.   At this time, 27 people are reported dead, most of them children.,0,3969911.story

This shooting is yet another tragic example of the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed, undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from elsewhere.  It is disturbing and sick that the federal government so hates the right of the American people to bear arms, and so hates their natural right to self defense, that the government insists on making them helpless, disarmed victims for anyone who cares to kill them.   And in this case, all of the teachers and staff were willfully disarmed by the Federal Government, by force of law and threat of prison, to ensure that they would be disarmed and incapable of saving the lives of the children entrusted to their care.

That makes the Federal Government complicit in the deaths of these children, and in fact an accessory to their mass murder, by forcibly disarming (with the very real threat of prison) all the teachers, all the staff, and any parent who may have been on school property.  That stupid law guaranteed the shooters would meet no immediate armed resistance, which is exactly what is needed to stop such an attack.

In such a shooting (as in every criminal attack), seconds count, and the people best positioned to stop the attack are the people on the scene – the intended victims and/or their care-takers.  In this case, that would mean the teachers and staff of the school who were responsible for the well-being of those children, and also the parents, who should have the ability to save the lives of their own children as they take them to and from school.

The police cannot, and do not arrive in time to stop such shooters from killing large numbers of people.  They are a slow reactive force compared to an armed citizen on the scene.   This should be common sense, as it is obvious that in the immediacy of a criminal attack, it is the intended victims (or their immediate care-takers) who are there, in position to put a stop to the attack, if they are capable.  And being capable means being armed, trained, willing, and able to use deadly force, right then, right there.  Anything less leads to what we saw here.

But no doubt the rabid anti-gun government supremacists will use this to further their agenda to disarm the American people, totally ignoring that obvious, plain-as-day truth.   Anti-gun nuts trust the government with guns, but not the people, and insist that the lowly citizen must be disarmed and helpless in the face of murderous assault, and must wait on slow responding armed government employees, who will not be there when the attack starts, and most often can only really clean up the horrendous crime scene afterwards and maybe, just maybe apprehend a shooter who has chosen not to kill himself (as they usually do).

The bottom line is that these teachers and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School were incapable of keeping these children safe, and incapable of defending them.  And one of the biggest reasons they were so incapable and unprepared to save the lives of the children entrusted to their care is because the anti-gun nuts and their fellow travelers in government insisted on disarming every adult in the vicinity, by threatening them with prison time – EXCEPT the gunmen, who don’t care about the law and thus were not disarmed.    laws against carrying weapons in schools don’t stop evil men with murderous intent.  Such laws only disarm the law abiding and virtuous, who are now rendered incompetent to defend the precious children in their care.

This is disgusting.  And yet another reason to home-school.  Why would you want to leave your children helpless, in the hands of adults who are  themselves helpless, and incapable of defending them, by government decree?  For all we know, one of the teachers may have been a veteran, with the training and skill to use a firearm if one had been available.  But all the teachers and staff, whatever their ability with firearms, were stripped of the choice and chance to save the lives of these kids.

There are more good guys than bad guys in the world.  But the good guys need to be able to stop the bad guys, and that means  they need to be armed so they can stop the bad guys on the spot, without having to wait for “official” government approved good guys to respond.  Trust the teachers with arms so they can save the lives of their students.

Until the adults are allowed to actually act like adults, and defend themselves and their students, this kind of willful killing will continue to happen, and the federal government will in each case be a guilty party to the conspiracy by ensuring that the targets are disarmed.

Until this changes, you should refuse to give your children over to government schools lorded over by a Federal Government so callous and indifferent to their safety and lives.

Stewart Rhodes,
Founder of Oath Keepers

About the author:

Before attending Yale Law School, Stewart Rhodes served as a U.S. Army Paratrooper and then served as a Nevada state certified concealed carry firearms instructor in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he taught basic, intermediate, and advanced combat handgun classes.   Stewart also taught rape prevention and street crime survival for the Jean Nidecht Woman’s Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and at Yale for the Yale Law Women’s group.

Stewart has written for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) and as a lawyer has worked on several gun rights legal cases, including writing an amicus brief in the Olofson case (where an innocent man went to prison because his malfunctioning rifle fired more than one shot with each trigger pull, which the BATF insisted was a machine gun).  Stewart is the Founder and President of Oath Keepers, an association of current serving military, police, and firs t responders, as well as veterans of those services.

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6 Responses to The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting in Newtown Connecticut

  1. Brian Patrick Corcoran says:

    More complicit than the federal government in the deaths of these children is Big Pharma. I am willing to wager that this shooter was on withdrawl from one of the common floride-laced antidepressants like Prozac, etc. Just wait until the autopsy and medical history of this shooter is released and I guarantee you he has been on psychotropic drugs since highschool.


    • Sir Boo says:

      I have not heard one word about banning PAXIL, ZOLOFT, LUVOX, PROZAC and the other anti-depressants that seem to be involved as often as GUNS by the killers.
      We wouldn’t want to think about reduction of profits for the pharmaceutical companies for their complicity of causality.
      Let’s appoint another meaningless Commission to formulate some solutions that no one will implement.
      The best idea our leaders will come up with is TSA agents at all of our schools, shopping malls, sporting events, etc.


  2. phynedyning says:

    Mr. Rhodes neglects the complicity of law enforcement, many of them “Oath Keepers” themselves, who daily enforce the laws that facilitated yesterday’s killings. More at:


    • Brian Patrick Corcoran says:

      I agree that “Oath Keepers” is a false, phoney and downright dangerous organization. If any one of these so-called “oath keepers” were truly true to their sworn obligation they would turn in their badges and walk away from their make believe tax collecting “jobs” in which they prey on the productive citizenry. When push comes to shove you can bet your bottom dollar that every last one of these blowhards will tow the establishment line rather than jeapordize their fat pensions. They will however scatter like the cockroaches they are when the patriot bullets really start to fly. Their miserable lives are the only thing they


  3. phynedyning says:

    Hi Brian. Thanks for reading Phyne Dyning.
    I sincerely pray that Oath Keepers is NOT false or phoney. My commentary was intended to hold Mr. Rhodes’ member LEOs to the same standard Rhodes sets for lawmakers. If it is wrong to enact disarming edicts, it is also wrong to enforce those edicts. Aurelius Augustinus (Saint Augustine) said, “An unjust law is no law at all.” Virtually all (ALL!) of the laws enforced by the edict enforcers are unjust…and they enforce them daily (unless an Oath Keeper sleeps in his cruiser all day he enforces some unjust law). Among the most unjust of laws are those which deprive free men of their natural right to life. The peace-loving anarchist understands that “Constitutional” is not a synonym for “just”. Therefore, I am in total agreement with your assertion that the only honorable course for any Oath Keeper is to turn in their “Overseer Papers and Badge” and to find peaceful, honest work. Work for peace and justice, embrace anarchy. Again, thanks for reading!


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