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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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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM

 It's an AR-15 and the number of bullets it holds depends on the variant of the model you've purchased. The standard model holds 20-30 bullets. But again, you can modify it to suit your needs.

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)



 

Lottie925
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM


Ditto!

Let the extremists kill their own cause by proving to the world what kind of people are marching for their right to THISspecific weapon... NOT all guns, but this type.

Quoting Raintree:

Says something that the grieving father has more control over himself than the happygunsforeveryone people in that crowd.



autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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It was rhetorical question and it wasn't their place. They're classless assholes.

Quoting soonergirl980:

He wasn't heckled he asked a question and they answered. , asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state?






lga1965
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM
1 mom liked this

 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)




 


 

Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Name calling. Very mature for a woman of your age.

The picture in the article comes up about half the size than what you have displayed.

The point is you only put the picture, purposely to go "look how scary this gun is I know nothing about"

And I know exactly what kind of gun it is, its rate of fire and all that other jazz, but its not in the article.

My question was do YOU know anything about the weapon? Or are you fear mongering as usual about something you don't understand? I am positive the latter.


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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Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Someone who knows what she's talking about, for or against doesn't matter, its a breath of fresh air.


Quoting cjsbmom:

 It's an AR-15 and the number of bullets it holds depends on the variant of the model you've purchased. The standard model holds 20-30 bullets. But again, you can modify it to suit your needs.


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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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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 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)




 


 

 

GLWerth
by Gina on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:54 PM
12 moms liked this

It saddens me that some women in this group, ostensibly mothers, think it is OK (even laudable) to heckle a grieving father. 

They don't even seem to have the smallest bit of sympathy for his loss, but boy, do they LOVE their guns.

In my world, children are worth more than guns.

lga1965
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Exactly. Good reply.
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AngeLnChainZ
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM
3 moms liked this


        

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