Last night in Dallas we saw the greatest tragedy to hit American Law Enforcement since the September 11th attacks. At a peaceful rally a man, or small group of men, decided to take the lives of five police officers while injuring several others. Regardless of the actions of a few, we must stand up to protect those who protect us. Police live and die by the oath they swore to uphold when entering into public service, to protect and serve.
Now it is our turn to protect and serve them by abhorring the violence of last nights’ attacks and condemning those that perpetrated them. One of the greatest philosophies we as firearms owners and Second Amendment advocates hold true is that the actions of a few should not restrict the liberties and freedoms of the many. We understand that not all of us can be held responsible for the actions of those who would misuse the power of a firearm.
The same applies to the police. Has there been a misuse of power by police? In some instances, yes, but that does not validate the actions of the gun men at last nights shooting. Last night we lost people who didn’t deserve to die. They had nothing to do with the recent actions of other police in the United States and by extension they were innocent. Now five families have lost their sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands due to misappropriation of vigilante justice.
It is time as the American people to stand together to proclaim in one loud voice that we will not hold all police accountable for the actions of a few. As we step into uncertain times of Americas political season we must band together as Americans to celebrate what is right with our country. Sure there is always room for improvement, but living in one of, if not the greatest social experiment to ever have been conducted means we are all going to make mistakes. We are humans and to err is in our nature.
Regardless of your political stance, or how you feel about the current American Social Climate, we ask everyone as a community to come together and condemn the actions of those gunmen in Dallas before it happens again. There is a right way and a wrong way of going upon things and waging war against those who defend is not the way to go upon this. Hold the police accountable for their actions, make sure we have systems in place that allow for oversight, but do not celebrate the actions of the deranged.
Please join us in moment of silence and respect for the police that lost their lives last night, as we honor them through our words, practices, and outright displays of support. Only through cooperation and understanding can we bridge the gap that has led so many of us apart from one another. It is time to embrace that we are the American people, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.