December 15, 2012
While the gun grabbing lobby continues their concert to exploit the tragic school shooting in Connecticut in order to manufacture support for new firearm restrictions, the fourth column has been following families of the victims around in hope of catching a sound byte blaming the weapons used instead of the murderer.
This is typical, but victims’ families have learned to resent this shameless behavior. Recall the case of John Green, the father of the 9-year-old girl Christina-Taylor Green who was killed by Jared Lee Loughner in Arizona. He too was hounded by the media but told reporters NOT to use his daughter’s death to curtail our freedoms (see below).
January 10, 2011
What a classy, brave and thoughtful individual John Green is – father of the 9-year-old girl murdered by Jared Loughner – Green contradicts the distasteful rush to exploit Saturday’s tragic events as a vehicle through which to eviscerate the 1st and 2nd Amendments.
Speaking to Fox News, Green labeled Loughner’s rampage a “random act” and said that the death of his daughter should not be exploited to revoke freedoms.
Speaking on the subject of how travel became a nightmare after 9/11, John Green said, “We don’t need any more restrictions on our society,” as a consequence of the shootings, and said that tragic events such as those that led to the murder of his daughter was the price Americans have to pay for freedom.