Amy Fisher Blames

The Gun for Her Crime!

by Nicki Fellenzer

Recently we were surprised to learn that the woman formerly known at the "Long Island Lolita" is committing herself to gun control. Amy Fisher, who shot her lover's wife in the head during a confrontation a decade ago, and who now works as a columnist for the New Island Ear, stated recently that she's part “of a select group of people who know firsthand the pain that is caused when minors get hold of guns.” She claims she looks forward to working with organizations committed to keeping guns out of the hands of minors.

Well, well - isn't that precious? It's time to take aim at the "reformed" near-murderer who appears to be blaming gun availability for her ills, instead of her lack of judgment and overactive hormones!

Let's start with the absurd notion that minors shouldn't have access to firearms. Minors handling firearms "causes pain?" I guess this would come as a surprise to thousands of young people who enjoy shooting sports with their families around the country. This would certainly come as a shock to my own 13 year old daughter, whose self-esteem and confidence were given a visible boost after she began her involvement in target shooting.

This would be a surprise to the Centers of Disease Control, which calculates non-firearm related homicide rate for youngsters outranks gun homicide rates 5-1.

And this would come as a major revelation to the Department of Justice, the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention, whose 1995 report reveals that boys who legally own firearms have much lower delinquency rates than those who don't legally have guns.

What this is, ladies and gentlemen, is a lame, transparent attempt to place responsibility for her own despicable actions on something or someone else.

Amy Fisher was committing a disgusting act of selfish indulgence when she got sexually involved with another woman's husband. But I'm not here to critique her lack of morals in that regard. Obviously, the overgrown, self-serving oaf, who found nothing wrong with banging a teenager behind his wife's unknowing back, must take 50 percent of the blame for the situation.

But when the "Long Island Lolita" picked up that gun and headed over to the unsuspecting wife's house that day, no one but Amy Fisher can be blamed for what happened next.

No one.

And yet, Amy Fisher has chosen to dedicate herself to gun control - to keeping guns away from minors.

Why?

Children who shoot have proven themselves confident, responsible and ethical time and time again. Visit any youth shooting competition and you'll find self-assured, intelligent, principled and focused "minors," as she calls them. They're enthusiastic, clear-minded and attentive. They have a healthy sense of competition and achievement.

So what is it about these clearly responsible and sharp youngsters that unnerves Amy Fisher?

I'll tell you what. Because despite everything she's done…

…despite the appalling lack of judgment and selfish conceit she displayed ten years ago, Amy Fisher still wants to portray herself as a victim.

Consider "Judging Amy: My Story" - the first column she penned for the New Island Ear after becoming a regular contributor. The entire "exclusive" - one long whine, moan and complaint after another about the shoddy treatment Amy Fisher received from employers after she got out of jail. Imagine - an employer not wanting to have a woman, who a decade before walked up to the door of her married lover's home and shot his wife in the head, working on staff! The unmitigated gall!

"I've paid my dues, grown up, and have spent every day since trying to be 'the perfect human being.' " she whines. But, alas! Poor Amy wasn't given the chance she apparently so richly deserved to prove herself! Seems that society just can't forget that Amy Fisher almost killed a woman for daring to be married to someone she was having sex with!

But the "poor me" grumblings don't stop there, ladies and gentlemen. Amy has decided that she should dedicate herself to ensuring that minors don't get their hands on firearms, because of the "pain that is caused when minors get a hold of guns." Puhleeze!

As if the availability of firearms was responsible for Amy's despicable actions that day!

As if getting her hands on that gun magically transformed Amy Fisher into a would-be killer!

As if the moment she got her hands on that gun, her moral compass simply ceased functioning!

As if Amy Fisher was the victim of that horrible gun availability that fateful day in 1992 when she pulled the trigger and shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head!

I'll let you in on a little secret: Amy Fisher's priorities were screwed up long before she picked up that gun. But in the sacred tradition of "Pass the Blame," Amy Fisher chooses to blame the gun for "the pain."

Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, this is more of the same "blame the evil gun" mentality that we're seeing oozing forth from gun control groups. This is more of the abhorrent lack of personal responsibility, refusal to face the consequences of one's own actions and placing the blame on everything and everyone but oneself that has marked our complacent, overindulgent society in the past few decades. And this is nothing more than an attempt of this whiny brat to portray herself as the victim. She served a mere seven years in prison for almost killing an innocent woman, and now she's whining about how unfair life is?

Much like Amy Fisher trotted out allegations of sexual abuse to portray herself as the victim…

...much like she whined and grumbled about how society wouldn't give a convicted would-be killer another chance…

…Amy Fisher now contritely and sanctimoniously makes a pledge to work toward ending "the pain" by keeping firearms out of the hands of children, with the clear implication being that she was once again the victim of gun availability.

It's all about Amy: her pain, her struggle, her plight.

If she was truly dedicated to stopping "the pain," she would promote responsible gun use among youth or advocate gun safety education for young people. But no - Amy Fisher has chosen the path of avoidance. She has chosen abdication of personal and parental responsibility in lieu of education, safety and accountability. She has chosen to simply work toward keeping youngsters away from the most effective tools of self-defense on the market and an activity that has been proven to develop skills, agility and discipline in the children who get involved in shooting sports.

Maybe if Amy Fisher spent a bit more time accepting the consequences of her actions and a little less time playing victim, she would realize that taking away firearms from minors will only serve to make them into the whiny, self-absorbed, irresponsible victims of their own weak character that Amy Fisher was the day she tried to kill Mary Jo Buttafuoco.

Nicki Fellenzer

Nicki is a US Army veteran, who spent nearly four years in Frankfurt, Germany on active duty at the American Forces Network. She is a former radio DJ and news anchor and a Featured Writer and Newslinks Director for Keepandbeararms.com. She is also a contributing editor to the National Rifle Association's newest monthly magazine, Women's Outlook and writes occasionally for the Libertarian Party. She resides in Virginia with her family. We are also proud to have Nicki as regular contributor to Armed Females of America.

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