When advocating for further gun controls, President Obama and his allies have often used children from Sandy Hook elementary or the Aurora shooting as examples. But, Columbine, which also happened right here in Colorado, was one of the first and most horrific school shootings in our country, and one of its survivors is speaking out against President Obama’s gun control agenda that’s being foisted on state governments nationwide.
Evan Todd, who was injured in Columbine and has since recovered, sent an open letter to President Obama yesterday outlining why he disagrees with the President. An excerpt pertaining to magazine round limits from his letter reads:
Virginia Tech was the site of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seung-Hui Cho used two of the smallest caliber hand guns manufactured and a handful of ten round magazines. There are no substantial facts that prove that limited magazines would make any difference at all. Second, this is just another law that endangers law-abiding citizens. I’ve heard you ask, “why does someone need 30 bullets to kill a deer?”
Let me ask you this: Why would you prefer criminals to have the ability to out-gun law-abiding citizens? Under this policy, criminals will still have their 30-round magazines, but the average American will not. Whose side are you on?
The same could be asked of Colorado’s legislators who voted for four pieces of gun control legislation that would limit Coloradans’ ability to protect themselves. Whose side are you on?