“Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying — too many children. We must do something.”— Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor, today before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control. NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre will speak before the committee later today.
"Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note his sex offender status"
Hey! Can you blame this pervert for wanting his victims to be unarmed?
"Here’s why Newtown victim’s father was NOT heckled"
Heslin: I don’t know how many people have young children or children. But just try putting yourself in the place that I’m in or these other parents that are here. Having a child that you lost. It’s not a good feeling; not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. I ask if there’s anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question: Why anybody in this room needs to have an, one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips…..Not one person can answer that question.”
Crowd/Alleged Hecklers: “Second Amendment shall not be infringed”
New link. You should learn to read, grape.
That's sarcasm, Paulie, not an apology.
Not that, based on your sad history of commenting here, you can tell the difference between the two. I almost pity you, as you come across as someone who has totally lost their grip on reality and their own humanity.
Apology accepted but don't let it happen again.
Oh, two links with a few different words in each to posts by the same guy saying the same thing. My bad.
And here I was, thinking that you were spamming the comment threads with the same material over and over again. Again.
"Hyannis 5-Year-Old Threatened With Suspension For Making Gun Out Of Legos"
Watch out! The liberals are getting really serious.
"Deadliest January In Chicago In More Than 10 Years"
"CHICAGO (CBS) – The murder toll in Chicago for the month of January now stands at 42, making it the most deadly January in Chicago in more than 10 years."
When will Congress be conducting hearings on this crisis?
On crime? When will Congress be conducting hearings on crime?
Okay, so I watched that video.
It wasn't someone screaming, "you lie" at the President, but it wasn't respectful. No one should have been talking down to this guy like that. And who pulled that fire alarm in the middle of this guy's testimony?
Even though a question was put out there, it wasn't really answered, just talked at by several people loudly at the same time. Close enough to heckling to justify someone seeing it as such.
Sad thing is that, because this is becoming a matter of interpreting how what was said was said, we're getting distracted from really answering the question that was asked.
When at first Mr Heslin's question was not answered, he challenged the audience. He then got a reply. This was a trumped up incident created by the left and echoed by the left wing media.
Paulie, I'm not going to split hairs over what constitutes heckling or not. I'll admit that it wasn't the most egregious instance of heckling ever, but the chair of that hearing wouldn't have told the audience to shut it if they had not been speaking during this Heslin guy's testimony.
Even if you don't think that it's heckling, it was still hugely insensitive, was rude, and those Second Amendment fetishists came off looking like a-holes. That guy has been through enough already, and like many Americans, just wants reasonable action to be taken.
The criticism of the propagandists of the left in no way disparages the grief that Mr Heslin feels.
"Was Newtown father really heckled?"
'Man invites comment from audience; audience replies with comment; man comes away unperturbed. Does that qualify as a moment of heckling? Have a look at the definition of the term: “Interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse.” '
to harass and try to disconcert with questions, challenges, or gibes
Um, yeah. That's precisely what the guy did. He wasn't answering the question, he was shouting a challenge.
That's what the global warming hoaxsters would like us to believe as their claims are debunked one by one.
"The bogus news story about the Sandy Hook 'hecklers' "
The left has no other argument than lies and distortions. They are shameless hustlers.
Seems to me that Joseph Goebbels used these techniques. He said "if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth." The media in America seems to have taken up his tactics and are running with them.
Wow, top post from that link. No wonder you have Nazis on your brain all the time, I guess it's epidemic of you people.
Heslin: Is there anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question, why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips? [Pause. Heslin looks around the room as if waiting for a response.] And not one person can answer that question or give me an answer.
Audience members: [unintelligible] The Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
Lawmaker: Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we'll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.
Heslin: Anyway, we're all entitled to our own opinion and I respect their opinions and their thoughts. I wish they'd respect mine and give it a little bit of thought, and realize it could have been their child that could have been in that school that day.
That's not heckling?
"Reid declines to endorse Feinstein's assault-weapons ban"
The Cowboy Poetry enthusiast seems unwilling to sign on to Feinstein's unconstitutional gun grab.
"Teen Who Attended Obama Inauguration Gunned Down Near Obama’s Chicago Home"
Will Barry be calling for a ban on gangbangers in his hometown?
"Anti-Gun Nut Cuomo’s Job Approval Plummets 15 Points After Gun Grab Legislation"
Perhaps all the gun control hysteria is not what it's cracked up to be.
"Op-Ed: Gun control fails rationality test"
55 million innocent children have been snuffed out by abortionists in the last 40 years. Liberals seem not to be troubled by that sad fact. Wonder why that is?
@paulejb To suggest the lives of those children are on equal footing to a terminated pregnancy is an insult to children and parents everywhere. Especially those parents. It's beyond false equivalence. It's disgusting.
Probably because it's a false analogy.