First off, this has already been posted at least once if not many
times by now (with duplicate threads already deleted).
Secondly, the OP and some subsequent posters should at least get the facts straight:
-- This was not
a meeting with local politicians in Newtown, CT. It was a meeting with state lawmakers in the state capitol.
-- The speaker's daughter was not
killed. She wasn't even at the school where the shooting took place. She was attending another school (not
the elementary school)
and had a friend/classmate with a younger sister that was shot and killed at the elementary school.
I'm sure Bill Stevens suffered at least the general shock as a part of this aggrieved community. However, his daughter was not
in harm's way
the day of the shooting. (Her school was on lock-down because that's what some school systems do with all the schools in the system when one facility
comes under attack.)
Obviously, the OP has a particular agenda and opinion.
TA, I've read many of your posts, so this one comes as no surprise.
However, your position -- that this man at the hearing 'handed' some politicians their 'butts' -- is a bit much. The speaker is a buffoon, not a good
orator, and -- as someone above pointed out -- ended up sounding like the rest of the they're-coming-to-take-my-guns
whackadoos. That -- and
the fact that Stevens' was not a bereaved parent with a child who died in the massacre -- are most likely the reasons the MSM didn't give this guy any
Fact: There is nothing
in the current public discourse (well, nothing in the serious
public discourse, anyway) that even hints at some
nefarious government entity intent on coming to 'take your guns'.
Sensible people discussing common sense methods for dealing with the issues of mass violence have come nowhere near suggesting any kind of ban on
handguns, rifles, nor shotguns. Any argument to the contrary is -- particularly to the gun-rights folks -- particularly specious, because it is these
same folks and their supporters who are the only ones promoting the myth that the government seeks to completely disarm US citizens.
3-2-2013 by Forrest because: ch sp