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WTF is wrong with people? I don't give two shits what your stance is on gun control. You DO NOT heckle a grieving father. Common decency apparently isn't so common anymore.

 

Father of Newtown Victim Interrupted by Shouts of "Second Amendment!"

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Posted Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET

 

 
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Thousands of people participate in the March on Washington for Gun Control on Jan. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Connecticut state lawmakers held a public hearing in Hartford yesterday to discuss gun control and safety in the wake of last month's tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown that killed 20 students and six staff members. Some 1,500-odd members of the public turned up to be heard at the task force meeting, and by most accounts things stayed relatively civil as those on both sides of the issue made their case. Then this happened according to the Connecticut Post:

 

"The Second Amendment!" was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.
"There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened," said Heslin, who said he grew up using guns and was undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.
"That wasn't just a killing, it was a massacre," said Heslin, who recalled dropping off his son at Sandy Hook Elementary school shortly before Lanza opened fire. "I just hope some good can come out of this."

The gun debate has raged all over the country in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, although perhaps no where louder than in the state in which it unfolded. Connecticut lawmakers have already considered a wide-range of gun-related legislation in the weeks since the shooting, including proposals that would enact a 50-percent tax on ammunition, expand the state's existing assault-weapons ban and outlaw large-capacity magazines.

 

As the Wall Street Journal explained yesterday, Monday's hearing was also the site of Connecticut-based gunmakers "most robust public statements" since the shooting, with company officials pushing back against those calling for stricter gun control. "As we've seen the number of guns in society have increased, yet the violent crime rate has decreased," Joseph Bartozzi, senior VP of general counsel of Mossberg & Sons Inc., told lawmakers. "To say it's all about guns I think simply is a disservice."

 

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by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Lol a real hunter would laugh In your face for that comment.

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

I don't care if she knows the ons and outs of every single weapon on the market, but she's sitting here saying anyone who thinks they have the right to own an ar is mentally ill, and then doesn't even know anything about it. She's making statements based on a picture and not information. That's irritating.



And yes iga, ar's can and are used for hunting.




Quoting cjsbmom:

 Iga, she knows what kind of gun it is. She is one of those folks who thinks you're not allowed to have an opinion on gun rights unless you know everything there is to know about guns. My dad was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War. I know a lot about weapons. I learned to shoot when I was 9. I'm not going to get into a pissing match with her over who knows more about guns, because quite frankly, it doesn't matter who knows more about them. I understand the Second Amendment, and I have a right to voice my opinion on the matter.



Quoting lga1965:





 The picture is PART OF THE ARTICLE, dingbat. Click on the LINK and you will find out.



Geeeeze, do I have to do everythng for you? Explain everything?Its all there for you, but youre too lazy to CLICK?



......wow....



Quoting Lizard_Lina:

You purposely put a pic of this gun up to mislead people on what it is. So I ask you again, do you know? Do you know what guns it is like?




Quoting lga1965:



 The article gives you all of the information...read it. CAn this gun be used for hunting? If not, then nobody needs it.




Quoting Lizard_Lina:

Please, do tell what kind of gun it is, how many bullets it holds, and at what rate they are released.... Or are ypu just going for the "oh it looks scary like a machine gun" effect






Quoting lga1965:




 Here's another article about this. Please notice the gun that the woman is holding. Does the average citizen NEED one of them? NO. Hell no. If they think they do, then they probably have some serious mental disturbances. Really.






http://news.yahoo.com/newtown-parents-urge-enforcement-gun-laws-171101155.html






 






Firearms Training Unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson of the Connecticut State Police holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. The parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws Monday at the legislative hearing. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)






 




 



 


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SweetChild63
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:21 AM

The technical specs don't matter. Really. They don't. 

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

Please, do tell what kind of gun it is, how many bullets it holds, and at what rate they are released.... Or are ypu just going for the "oh it looks scary like a machine gun" effect



Quoting lga1965:

 Here's another article about this. Please notice the gun that the woman is holding. Does the average citizen NEED one of them? NO. Hell no. If they think they do, then they probably have some serious mental disturbances. Really.



http://news.yahoo.com/newtown-parents-urge-enforcement-gun-laws-171101155.html



 



Firearms Training Unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson of the Connecticut State Police holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. The parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws Monday at the legislative hearing. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)





crazedmama06
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:48 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/29/Media-Lies-About-Sandy-Hook-Victim-Being-Heckled

this shows it's not true and was actually respectfully talked about.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:56 AM
2 moms liked this

This thread has even furthered lowered my already abysmally low opinion of unthinking and 'it's MY RIGHT' gun nuts.

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Why would a real hunter laugh in her face. An AR can be an effective hunting tool especially when you are hunting predators like coyotes.


Quoting Citygirlk:

Lol a real hunter would laugh In your face for that comment.
fnpdocgrrl
by Boudica on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:42 AM
1 mom liked this

Holy fuck.

This is beyond tasteless.

POS degenerate scumbags have no fucking right to judge a man that just lost his FIRST GRADER at the hands of a gun-wielding psycho motherfucker!

SMDH

Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM
1 mom liked this
Quoting crazedmama06:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/29/Media-Lies-About-Sandy-Hook-Victim-Being-Heckled

this shows it's not true and was actually respectfully talked about.




I watched that video and NO it was not respectful! This man had to lay his son to rest with a bullet wound to the head! He is allowed to be angry and upset, and these people should have kept their mouths shut!
candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Allowing the teachers or the administrators to be armed could have decreased the body count also.

Quoting GLWerth:

Would an assault weapon ban have stopped him? Maybe not, but it sure could have decreased the body count. You see, people, in my estimation, are more important than guns.

But, you go ahead and hug your guns tonight, since they give you such love and affection.


Quoting soonergirl980:



Quoting GLWerth:

Ah yes, your sacred right to any "armament" you choose to have! Rocket launcher, check! Land mines? Why not! How about a suitcase nuke, after all, it IS technically an armament!

Why not just make it a free-for-all! No rules, no regulations, just a gun nut's heaven, where if you shoot someone, you get off by saying "he had it a'comin' ta him!"

Two things always amuse me about you "defenders of the second amendment".

1. You don't notice that no one is trying to take away all of your guns, just get some regulations in place and enforce the ones already on the books and, Not True we own or WANT to own several guns listed on the ban list if passed as well as several magazines that are over 10 rd limits. 

2. You really, really hate it when someone points out that there is a FIRST part to the amendment, something about a "Well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state...". Yeah, I get that you don't like the part about regulation, because you want that free-for-all, shoot them first and let "god" sort them out later.The USSC has already said that it is a individual right to own weapons. Very few gun rights advocates I would say even NONE WANT to see any gun related violence. It's funny it seems that there are those whom only want a clear and exact interpertation of the BOR or the Constitution when it comes to the 2nd. Want abortion legal oh yeah it's our Constitutional right because of the right to "privacy" forget the other words in that one or we want to force companies to do what we want them to do so we are going to have the federal govenment use interstate commerce as a way to do that.

Yes, children are less important to people who look at a man who has just lost his child and think "Bastard wants to regulate mah guns!".So you honestly believe that banning so called assualt style weapons would have stopped Adam Lanza?

People with normal, human emotions feel sad for his loss.  





cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:36 AM

 Quote a reliable source and maybe I'll believe you.....

Quoting crazedmama06:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/29/Media-Lies-About-Sandy-Hook-Victim-Being-Heckled

this shows it's not true and was actually respectfully talked about.

 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:39 AM

 bow down

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

Heckled isn't a strong enough word. Unscrupulous, there's a word. The people in that room showed that grieving father zero compassion. Forget the word 'heckled'. I seriously doubt that showing that man sympathy and dignity would have moved them so much that they all would have signed a petition to ban the guns they seem to cling to so dearly.

 

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