Newtown parent Mark Mattioli Not invited on 60 minutes

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Not invited on 60 minutes or Obama’s propaganda anti-gun speech in Connecticut – Newtown parent Mark Mattioli gives emotional interview to Megyn Kelly explaining why more gun laws wouldn’t work (Video)
April 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Mark Mattioli lost his son during the Newtown/Sandy Hook massacre in December. Yet he doesn’t get invited on 60 minutes, or to Obama’s propaganda anti-gun speeches (like today in Connecticut. Yet Mark Mattioli realizes something very important. In an emotional interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mattioli explains why just passing more gun laws wouldn’t work and help stop future Adam Lanzas. Instead, Mattiolli is calling for enforcing of existing laws and addressing mental health issues. Mark Mattioli also blamed Nancy Lanza for her terrible job at being a parent of Adam Lanza. After watching the interview, you can see that he doesn’t fit CBS’ narrative for 60 minutes, and certainly not Obama’s or the Democrats.
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So, Obama does not use the parent's of the children murdered at Sandy Hook as props to advance his agenda, huh? So why is Mr. Mattoli not invited to any of the speeches and photo ops Obama gives or on 60 Minutes along with the other parents? Is the loss of his son not as painful for him as the loss the "useful" parents is for them? If he is not using them as props, then why doesn't Obama value the opinion of Mr. Mattoli? His loss is just as real, just as painful as any other parent that lost a child that day. So Mr. President don't you dare stand there in all your arrogance and hypocrisy and act like you care about those parents, and that you think their opinion should be taken into consideration on the gun control issue, as you said it did during the little hissy fit you through because the majority of Americans stood up to you and won. Because you prove by your actions that they are nothing more than pawns in game that you are playing with the American people, our freedoms, liberties and rights. A game, by the way, that you ARE going to lose.
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Newtown parent Mark Mattioli sacrifices his dead son to the alter of the NRA ...

THE NRA SONG

Guns are neat, Guns are sweet
Guns the tool, what makes you cool.
Guns are fine, Guns are mine
Guns are things, that Jesus brings!

Guns for loonies, Guns for cons
Guns for Moonies, Guns for moms!

Guns are fun for everyone, buy them up by the ton.
Guns for me, Guns for you, Guns for nuts and children too!
Guns at home, Guns at work, Guns at play, Guns berserk!

Tons and tons of great big Guns,
Are tons and tons of great big fun!

Ive got Guns up my nose tween my ears and by my toes.
Im no fool, Im so cool, I take Guns to my school.
I take Guns in my car, to the store and to the bar.
I got Guns in a drawer, in my pocket and on the floor.
I got Guns on the wall, behind the toilet and in the hall.

I got guns in my bed, one is growing from my head!
Get a Gun and get it fast, Gun-Gun shoot-shoot is a blast!
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pipedream wrote:
Newtown parent Mark Mattioli sacrifices his dead son to the alter of the NRA ...

THE NRA SONG

Guns are neat, Guns are sweet
Guns the tool, what makes you cool.
Guns are fine, Guns are mine
Guns are things, that Jesus brings!

Guns for loonies, Guns for cons
Guns for Moonies, Guns for moms!

Guns are fun for everyone, buy them up by the ton.
Guns for me, Guns for you, Guns for nuts and children too!
Guns at home, Guns at work, Guns at play, Guns berserk!

Tons and tons of great big Guns,
Are tons and tons of great big fun!

I’ve got Guns up my nose ‘tween my ears and by my toes.
I’m no fool, I’m so cool, I take Guns to my school.
I take Guns in my car, to the store and to the bar.
I got Guns in a drawer, in my pocket and on the floor.
I got Guns on the wall, behind the toilet and in the hall.

I got guns in my bed, one is growing from my head!
Get a Gun and get it fast, Gun-Gun shoot-shoot is a blast!
You truly are gay. Poor Jason!
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Adolphus Busch IV Resigns From NRA After Gun Control Defeat In Senate

Busch wrote in a letter to NRA President David Keene, "I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable."

Busch, who joined the NRA in 1975 and has spoken before of this love for hunting, states finally figured out the snake oil salesmen and crazies the NRA and its members really are.

And maybe the best point, Mr. Busch makes for his decision to pull out support for the NRA, is the following:

Busch joined the pro-gun organization in 1975 and has spoken before of his love of hunting. But the NRA has moved in a direction that Busch would not follow. He writes in the same letter to Keene, "One only has to look at the makeup of the 75-member board of directors, dominated by manufacturing interests, to confirm my point. The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers rather than gun owners,"

With people as influential and powerful Mr. Busch coming out against the NRA, its proof that the crazy gun culture in the United States IS changing and the NRA's days of control, greed, and arrogance are numbered and are destined to be thrown into the trash heap where they belong.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/adol...
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Tom wrote:
Not invited on 60 minutes or Obama’s propaganda anti-gun speech in Connecticut – Newtown parent Mark Mattioli gives emotional interview to Megyn Kelly explaining why more gun laws wouldn’t work (Video)
April 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Mark Mattioli lost his son during the Newtown/Sandy Hook massacre in December. Yet he doesn’t get invited on 60 minutes, or to Obama’s propaganda anti-gun speeches (like today in Connecticut. Yet Mark Mattioli realizes something very important. In an emotional interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mattioli explains why just passing more gun laws wouldn’t work and help stop future Adam Lanzas. Instead, Mattiolli is calling for enforcing of existing laws and addressing mental health issues. Mark Mattioli also blamed Nancy Lanza for her terrible job at being a parent of Adam Lanza. After watching the interview, you can see that he doesn’t fit CBS’ narrative for 60 minutes, and certainly not Obama’s or the Democrats.
Mattioli doesn't fit the left's template, therefore he doesn't count. That's as far as the left's honest desire for fairness and equality goes. It's obvious from the vocal leader of the topix liberal idiot club they have nothing intelligent to offer as usual on this subject, because it shines a light on their gross hypocrisy.

As for Newtown, if you want to know how the people in that area truly feel about guns, you have no further to look than the armed security now protecting their kids at their schools.
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pipedream wrote:
Adolphus Busch IV Resigns From NRA After Gun Control Defeat In Senate
Busch wrote in a letter to NRA President David Keene, "I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable."
Busch, who joined the NRA in 1975 and has spoken before of this love for hunting, states finally figured out the snake oil salesmen and crazies the NRA and its members really are.
And maybe the best point, Mr. Busch makes for his decision to pull out support for the NRA, is the following:
Busch joined the pro-gun organization in 1975 and has spoken before of his love of hunting. But the NRA has moved in a direction that Busch would not follow. He writes in the same letter to Keene, "One only has to look at the makeup of the 75-member board of directors, dominated by manufacturing interests, to confirm my point. The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers rather than gun owners,"
With people as influential and powerful Mr. Busch coming out against the NRA, its proof that the crazy gun culture in the United States IS changing and the NRA's days of control, greed, and arrogance are numbered and are destined to be thrown into the trash heap where they belong.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/adol...
Thanks pipehead. Just looked it up, read 4 other articles and the comments that followed. Seems Mr. Busch doesn't own Budweiser anymore? perhaps you could link who he sold the company to? Oh wait, you don't know how to do that since it doesn't involve slate or huffpo. Sorry, I forgot about your 5 year old limitations.
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In addition, this thread isn't about Busch and the NRA. It's about Obama and 60 minutes picking and choosing only those who will smile and hold their hands for their slanted views of who are criminals and who are not. I agree with the other poster that Mr. Mattioli is grieving just as hard for his son as are those who think that MORE background checks are already needed. Can't remember anything else that Harry Reid voted no on that is more important than this issue.
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pipedream wrote:
He writes in the same letter to Keene, "One only has to look at the makeup of the 75-member board of directors, dominated by manufacturing interests, to confirm my point. The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers rather than gun owners,"
Bingo.

The NRA IS the gun lobby. That's the problem. The gun lobby uses fear, combined with the constitution, to sell their product. It's quite ingenious really. What other industry can (attempt to) tie their product directly to patriotism? Not many. The problem within the problem is that the NRA misrepresents the constitution and our founding father's intentions. The founding fathers saw guns as necessary but dangerous. Dangerous enough to have a gun registry and to keep certain individuals from having them.

Meanwhile people who are easily strung along continue to believe whatever they are told by the gun lobby (NRA). They continue to buy into their fear, their propaganda and their complete and utter BullShit. The gun lobby has built up a whole bunch of simple minded people, filled with fear to faithfully buy their product. They buy from their hearts and out of emotion instead of from their brains and rational thought. The NRA is, from a marketing standpoint, pure f-ing genius.
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It's about Obama and 60 minutes picking....
"Obama and 60 Minutes" LMMFAO!

Quite frankly Sandy I think as the leader of the Free World and President of the United States, Obama has a few more things to do than to worry about what some TV program decides to air. Get a grip.
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pipedream Indian name meaning one who dreams of getting big pipe.
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St Stephen wrote:
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"Obama and 60 Minutes" LMMFAO!
Quite frankly Sandy I think as the leader of the Free World and President of the United States, Obama has a few more things to do than to worry about what some TV program decides to air. Get a grip.
You got that right, it's Friday, time to go golfing!
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St Stephen wrote:
<quoted text>Bingo.

The NRA IS the gun lobby. That's the problem. The gun lobby uses fear, combined with the constitution, to sell their product. It's quite ingenious really. What other industry can (attempt to) tie their product directly to patriotism? Not many. The problem within the problem is that the NRA misrepresents the constitution and our founding father's intentions. The founding fathers saw guns as necessary but dangerous. Dangerous enough to have a gun registry and to keep certain individuals from having them.

Meanwhile people who are easily strung along continue to believe whatever they are told by the gun lobby (NRA). They continue to buy into their fear, their propaganda and their complete and utter BullShit. The gun lobby has built up a whole bunch of simple minded people, filled with fear to faithfully buy their product. They buy from their hearts and out of emotion instead of from their brains and rational thought. The NRA is, from a marketing standpoint, pure f-ing genius.
This is true " The NRA is, from a marketing standpoint, pure f-ing genius."
With the exception of the NRA backing the background checks years ago. That only gave these anti gun freaks encouragement. You potheads should pick a different subject to whine and cry about. You already lost this one long ago.
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St Stephen wrote:
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Bingo.
The NRA IS the gun lobby. That's the problem. The gun lobby uses fear, combined with the constitution, to sell their product. It's quite ingenious really. What other industry can (attempt to) tie their product directly to patriotism? Not many. The problem within the problem is that the NRA misrepresents the constitution and our founding father's intentions. The founding fathers saw guns as necessary but dangerous. Dangerous enough to have a gun registry and to keep certain individuals from having them.
Meanwhile people who are easily strung along continue to believe whatever they are told by the gun lobby (NRA). They continue to buy into their fear, their propaganda and their complete and utter BullShit. The gun lobby has built up a whole bunch of simple minded people, filled with fear to faithfully buy their product. They buy from their hearts and out of emotion instead of from their brains and rational thought. The NRA is, from a marketing standpoint, pure f-ing genius.
Nice claptrap, RVAL. A lot of huff and puff with virtually no substance.

The founding fathers didn't see guns as any more dangerous than common sense would dictate. They saw them as an effective tool for protecting oneself. What they did see dangerous was government, which is why they felt it important to protect the citizens' right to bear arms against enemies foreign and domestic.

You liberal dishrags are more than willing to give up your rights (and those of others) so you can feel safe - and from what? The angry, radical right wing "Tea Bagger" who lives next door. The one who's idea of a protest is to peacefully meet with a large number of likeminded conservatives and then pick up their own trash on the way out. That's who you liberals are afraid of.

You ally yourselves with the Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn's - the radical liberals who put set off bombs killing police officers - but live in fear of minivans with Jesus fish on them, and people who own legally own guns. And you wonder why we laugh at you.
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St Stephen wrote:
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"Obama and 60 Minutes" LMMFAO!
Quite frankly Sandy I think as the leader of the Free World and President of the United States, Obama has a few more things to do than to worry about what some TV program decides to air. Get a grip.
What's funny, Stevie, is you calling Obama the "leader of the Free World". Leading isn't his strong suit. Blaming is though...he does that very well. And you missed the point the first time around so the only point you will ever get, as usual, is the one on your head.

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Nice claptrap, RVAL. A lot of huff and puff with virtually no substance.
The founding fathers didn't see guns as any more dangerous than common sense would dictate. They saw them as an effective tool for protecting oneself. What they did see dangerous was government, which is why they felt it important to protect the citizens' right to bear arms against enemies foreign and domestic.
You liberal dishrags are more than willing to give up your rights (and those of others) so you can feel safe - and from what? The angry, radical right wing "Tea Bagger" who lives next door. The one who's idea of a protest is to peacefully meet with a large number of likeminded conservatives and then pick up their own trash on the way out. That's who you liberals are afraid of.
You ally yourselves with the Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn's - the radical liberals who put set off bombs killing police officers - but live in fear of minivans with Jesus fish on them, and people who own legally own guns. And you wonder why we laugh at you.
I ally myself with no one. I fear no one who legally owns a gun (I am a gun owner). I am not asking anyone to give up their 'rights'. No where in the constitution does it say the second amendment guarantees people won't have to go through background checks or a registry or limit the amount of rounds a clip can hold. Need I remind you the founding fathers required a guns to be registered?

So, speaking of huff and puff with no substance you have not given one good point for your argument, just more misrepresenting of the constitution and repeating the same old word-tracks that circulate in conservative circles. Hyperbole.
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StSteve wrote:
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I ally myself with no one. I fear no one who legally owns a gun (I am a gun owner). I am not asking anyone to give up their 'rights'. No where in the constitution does it say the second amendment guarantees people won't have to go through background checks or a registry or limit the amount of rounds a clip can hold. Need I remind you the founding fathers required a guns to be registered?
So, speaking of huff and puff with no substance you have not given one good point for your argument, just more misrepresenting of the constitution and repeating the same old word-tracks that circulate in conservative circles. Hyperbole.
There are already background checks in place and waiting periods in place. And no where in the constitution does it grant the federal government the right to limit the amount of rounds in a clip. All you do is regurgitate the Obama talking points that arrive daily in your inbox.

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<quoted text>There are already background checks in place and waiting periods in place.
So you have no idea about what this vote was on do you? Once again you openly express your ignorance on a subject. Don't worry you're not the only one on your side who doesn't understand whats going on, in fact most of you don't. It's more proof that whatever the NRA is doing, is working. They appreciate your ignorance and wouldn't be nearly as powerful without you.

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<quoted text>What's funny, Stevie, is you calling Obama the "leader of the Free World". Leading isn't his strong suit. Blaming is though...he does that very well. And you missed the point the first time around so the only point you will ever get, as usual, is the one on your head.
...Get-R-Done....I don't care, who you are, there....this post is damn funny......
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StSteve wrote:
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So you have no idea about what this vote was on do you? Once again you openly express your ignorance on a subject. Don't worry you're not the only one on your side who doesn't understand whats going on, in fact most of you don't. It's more proof that whatever the NRA is doing, is working. They appreciate your ignorance and wouldn't be nearly as powerful without you.
Don't belong to the NRA, AARP, or any other lobbying group. Apparently you still belong to the "everybody is stupid but me" group though? And Harry Reid was a very prominent Democrat who voted against the bill as well. I thought the NRA only bought the conservatives?

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