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Father of Newtown victim heckled at gun control hearing

4:25 pm - 01/29/2013
The father of one of the victims of the Newtown school shootings was heckled during a series of gun control hearings in Hartford, Conn. on Monday.

The hearings, which lasted several hours, brought out around 1500 people to the Capitol, including a number of NRA supporters as well as proponents on harsher gun control measures.

But the Connecticut Post reports that the crowds, mostly dominated by gun owners, got somewhat out of hand:

     The sometimes boisterous public hearing — after nearly four hours of testimony from State Police, parents of slain Newtown first-graders and city mayors — seemed dominated by gun owners, who railed at more than 90 proposed bills.

     “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.

source, full article on the CT Post is here if you're feeling masochistic. People are already claiming that the hecklers are actors, planted to make gun-lovers look crazy. Yeah. Okay.
halfshellvenus 29th-Jan-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
Human fucking decency. How hard is that? :(
sorchekyrkby 29th-Jan-2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
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halfshellvenus 30th-Jan-2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! He plays my favorite character on L&O:SVU, and this icon is just Fin Tutuola in a nutshell. :D
mollywobbles867 29th-Jan-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
mte, Ice T.
moonbladem 29th-Jan-2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
"Blah blah blah because Second Amendment blah blah blah."

Is it just me, or are a lot of these gun-obsessed, Second Amendment-loving, NRA-supporting people kind of on the low end of the IQ bar? I mean, they do understand that no one wants to take away their guns right, just those assault weapons? I mean, what next in the name of the Second Amendment? Grenade launchers?

All my feels goes out to Neil Heslin. It made my heart break, listening him speak about his son on CNN after the shooting last year.

Edited at 2013-01-29 11:47 pm (UTC)
hinoema 30th-Jan-2013 04:48 am (UTC)
If they can read right past the part in the really very short amendment that says "well regulated militia" every time, then I'd say they aren't too bright. Being able to be part of a strictly controlled paramilitary organization at times of need does not equal lawless gun ownership and use.
tabaqui 30th-Jan-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Fucking hell. Asshats. Jayzus.
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halfshellvenus 30th-Jan-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Ice-T really brings it, for this kind of topic!
keeperofthekeys 30th-Jan-2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Jesus fuck. "Assholes" doesn't really cover it.
nesmith 30th-Jan-2013 02:08 am (UTC)
One of my comms on FB is being spammed by a bunch of conservo trolls who are screaming that it's fake, or edited, and one of them is trying to use friggin' breitbart.com as "proof." I put aside my usual manners and have been losing my temper with them all over the place.
zombieroadtrip 30th-Jan-2013 05:13 am (UTC)
It's funny they should say that because the first time I saw this heckling clip it was during a segment on Fox News. And yes, you could clearly hear people in the background shouting and interrupting as he spoke.

If it's faked (lol no) then even their precious ~fair and balanced~ news station fell for it.
abiding to those "lovely" interrupting gun owners30th-Jan-2013 02:32 am (UTC)
zinnia_rose 30th-Jan-2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Really? Really?! You're yelling bullshit at a man who just lost his SIX-YEAR-OLD?

I hate people.
moonshaz 30th-Jan-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
effervescent 30th-Jan-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Fuck anyone who wants to yell about their precious guns in front of a man who just lost his child, seriously.
alryssa 30th-Jan-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
MTE. Ugh.
wrestlingdog 30th-Jan-2013 04:51 am (UTC)



Fuck it, I'm going to bed.
sunhawk 30th-Jan-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
So is now the new (or same old maybe?) version of the "Government is out to get me!!!" conspiracy theory that every time people do something the right wing assholes don't like, they are not spies but now all paid actors? I don't know why I am surprised to find bizarreness in crackpot theories but there you go.

Also those hecklers are indecent unfeeling assholes.
angelofdeath275 31st-Jan-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
I've been avoiding reading this article because it makes me angry and sad for the poor guy to have been subjected to this
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