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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!"

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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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Replies

  • Raintree
    January 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM

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

  • soonergirl980
    January 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    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?

  • motha2daDuchess
    January 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM
    anyone that is screaming about their inaccurate understanding of the 2nd and happy that gun sales and paranoia are running rampant are heckling all victims of gun violence
  • Whaaaaaa....O.o
    January 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    That's what I got out of it.

    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 lga1965
    January 29, 2013 at 1:32 PM

     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
    January 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM
    Third


    Quoting Whaaaaaa....O.o:

    That's what I got out of it.

    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?



  • Lizard_Lina
    January 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM
    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)



  • mikiemom
    January 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    And this is the state of our Union. When people think they have the right to heckle a grieving father over a concept they clearly do not understand. Disgusting human beings everyone of the hecklers.

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM

     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
    January 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM
    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)