(CNN)Nicole Hockley lost her 6-year-old son, Dylan, in the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On the day of Dylan's memorial, the National Rifle Association issued a statement about the shooting that left 26 dead, mostly children. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said the association's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre.Dear Nicole;
Hockley said LaPierre's comments come from the "false rhetoric" that often follows mass shootings. "How do you recognize who the good guys are?" she asked. "How does arming ourselves with more weaponry make us a safer society?"
There is no way to ensure that we have a "safe society".
As long as bad men are bad, and as long as nobody opposes them in their determination to Be Bad ... your people and my people will be victims to their villainy.
You may feel powerless. You have family at risk (and had family at risk) and you never realized that there was nobody ... nobody in the world who could protect your innocent against men who are determined to do evil to your children.
Here's the Bad news; you ARE without power.
The good news is ... oh. There is no "good news". As long as you do not find someone to project power in defense of the people you love, you will never have power.
But I will tell you how to recognize who "the good guys are".
They're the people who not only want to keep your children from being murdered, but they are willing to put THEIR lives on the line to protect them.
Does it help you to feel better? No, it does not.
There must be someone, some group of people who are willing to put their lives on the line to protect the people you love.
I don't know how to help you identify these people. I'm sure they 're out there, but you may not be prepared to meet them.''
You will assuredly not find protections from your Liberal friends; they think that your best bet is not to challenge an armed person to help you protect your family.