A brave Connecticut school teacher is murdered and the government seeks to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Does that sound familiar?
It should, but not for the reasons you think.
Perhaps you should know that I’m not talking about this past December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The brave Connecticut school teacher I am describing was Capt. Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy by the British during the American Revolution in 1776.
The government that hanged him as a spy was the same government that tried to disarm the law-abiding people of the Colonies.
The man who said, “I regret I have only one life to give for my country,” was martyred in the cause of liberty.
Although Nathan Hale didn’t live long enough to see his country eventually gain its freedom, the Colonists would finally throw off the rule of the British and become the United States of America.
But jump ahead a little more than two hundred years.
Today, it isn’t the British who are marching to disarm the law-abiding citizens. Strangely enough, that role is being carried out by the legislature of one of those original thirteen Colonies.
This past week, legislators in Connecticut passed sweeping gun control legislation that betrays everything for which Nathan Hale so bravely gave his life.
Their shameful and tyrannical actions have shredded the Constitution, spat on the Second Amendment, and defecated on their state’s once-proud history.
The Redcoats are not coming by ships from across the sea. They are already among us.