Yeah, I watched the video. The audience was just chomping at the bit to talk back. The father even looks a bit nervous for a second. Assholes, the lot of them.
Calling it "untrue bullshit" is bullshit. If someone had asked me to describe what they did I wouldn't hesitate to call it heckling so you're really splitting hairs if you think what they did was so far from heckling to be an "outrageous" lie.
ETA: Some people were chanting slogans not responding to a question so yeah that's heckling.
"You're going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well."
There will be times you might leap before you look
There'll be times you'll like the cover and that's precisely why you'll love the book
Do it anyway
I'll end with this.
Pro- Gunners: Do not argue with shooting victims in grief. It is disgusting and foolish. Just shut up, we know what you think.
Anti -Gunners: Don't exploit people for your agenda. That's almost just as bad.
Sorry. I find his speech a big fail at ever level. Starting at :27 when he implies that the child needed to be protected from an evil person, not an assault rifle. As was stated earlier, literally a week later a guy in China attacked a bunch of school kids with a knife. Not one died. I also think it is nauseating beyond words that he references Charlton Heston's statement that we would remove his ability to protect his child (referring to his gun collection) "from my cold dead hands." In my opinion, the guy doesn't understand the Constitution and is a gun fetishist.
I posted it because it's a different point of view from a Sandy Hook parent. We've really only see the anti-gun side thus far. Interesting for comparison. However..I do wonder if he would feel differently if he had been the one to lose a child. I've known people lost to a bad person with a gun and right now I currently have no problem with people owning guns (not rifles) for hunting or defense.) But if it were someone in my family or especially my child.. I may think completely differently.
I don't know how you're only hearing the anti gun side... all I hear and read from people (not necessarily the media) is "Second Amendment!", "government takeover!" and so on and so forth.
I really don't get it since the government is not proposing banning all guns. Not even close. You can still have your gun or guns and protect yourself, or hunt, or whip it out when you need to feel like important. So why all the unnecessary outrage and panic about losing a freedom that no one is proposing you lose?
I had a conversation with an older guy the other day about guns. He's outraged at any attempt to regulate his right to bear arms. You can't debate with these people. When I quoted a statistic on gun violence in America as compared to Japan (something like over 10,000 American gun deaths versus 2 in japan), he said, well yeah but they don't tell you how Japan kills their own people with those death squads they got over there. WTFWUT?
When he was done listing all of the good guns can do and advocating that EVERY SINGLE citizen be armed, he showed me his lower left leg which was missing about 75% of the calf muscle. Gun accident. Hideous looking, he still limps, he's lucky he's not dead.
Way to make your case there John Wayne.
I also think it's disingenuous for this guy to say his guns are really safely locked up (did he say his basement) while they would somehow be ready to be used at a moment's notice if an evil guy came to prey on his house. What's he going to do? Hop out of his bed run downstairs past the bad guy, frantically dial the combination on his safe, run back upstairs and shoot the guy? Guys like this ALWAYS have way more firepower than they need and have a borderline apocalyptic version of the world that doesn't match reality in the slightest. Just this weekend, the Washington Post had a story about two guys in Rhode Island who run a gun blog. One of them owns 15 (!!!) AR-15-style rifles. I flat out don't think that should be legal. I think it should be made illegal retroactively.
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
I think a retroactive ban is a good idea but maybe wishful thinking. I just don't know how you implement this. There are so many out there illegally right now.
Just wanted to mention something also. Lately, a lot of right-wing commentators and pundits have been saying that the term "assault weapon" is a made up term or a term that describes a fully automatic weapon, not the semi-automatic AR-15's and other guns that legal for civilian use. However, the article below notes that the term was actually coined by the gun industry itself. Guns & Ammo magazine used the term for an article in 1982. And Heckler and Koch used the term for a civilian rifle (HK 91) that it advertised in 1984. Article is below:
What Right-Wing Media Won't Tell You About Assault Weapons | Blog | Media Matters for America
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