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Father of Newtown victim heckled......
by cjsbmom
January 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

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!"





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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  • LindaClement
    January 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Yeah... that's going to get people on your side.

    Excellent choice. 

    Watch 100% of the onlookers turn away from anyone who sounds or looks like they might be in agreement... spin on 4 or 5 years, and you'll have an abolished amendment.

  • Lizard_Lina
    January 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    Oh I hope that was sarcasm

    Quoting SweetChild63:

    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.


    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)

  • GrannyM.
    January 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    We have the right to bare arms in America and I can agree with that...but...No one in most every imagined situation would need an assult rifle....just too much gun for the average person...

  • cjsbmom
    by cjsbmom
    January 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

     Yes, we all have the right to bare arms. Sleeveless shirts are great like that.

    Sorry....I couldn't resist. I'm assuming you meant the right to bear arms. ;)

    Quoting GrannyM.:

    We have the right to bare arms in America and I can agree with that...but...No one in most every imagined situation would need an assult rifle....just too much gun for the average person...


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