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People have to be held accountable for actions

There is no one who is not shocked and disgusted at the senseless killings in Newtown, Conn. Although a gun was used to perpetrate this heinous act, it is the shooter who was responsible.

When Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City, it was not the fertilizer that was responsible, it was McVeigh.

When the World Trade towers were attacked, it was not the manufacturer of the planes that was responsible, it was the terrorists who flew them.

When a person kills someone in an automobile while driving drunk, it is not the manufacturer of the liquor or the automobile that is held responsible, it is the driver.

Unfortunately, the media choose to blame guns because of their anti-gun agenda. They are not held responsible for the inaccurate information they reported when they rushed to it get out upon learning of the shooting. Instead, they rushed to demonize guns again.

Why do so many celebrities have armed body guards if they are against guns? Do they think they’re better than “common” people? They make their money starring in movies that glorify killing with guns and then condemn them at press conferences. Do they think they are role models? They are hypocrites.

It is not surprising that certain politicians are trying to stop law-abiding citizens from owning guns. It is exactly this reason the Second Amendment was written: To protect citizens from their government.

Until society gets back to holding people responsible and accountable for their actions instead of always blaming someone else, we will continue to have a continued erosion of acceptable behavior. It is not about guns; it is about accountability.

Michael L. Kaempf

Williamsville