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Sandy Hook families bring emotion to gun debate

There are 298 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Sandy Hook families bring emotion to gun debate. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Bringing their emotional advocacy to the national gun debate, families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting are appearing with President Barack Obama and walking the halls of Congress to plead for stricter regulations.

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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#168 Apr 8, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
In Mountain California, a man with a gun shot a robber in the leg during a robbery. No one else was hurt. This happens hundreds of times aday around the country, but you never hear of them unless you go to Drudge report.
A cat was rescued fom a tree in Kalamazoo yesterday. And only the Humane Society reported it.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#169 Apr 8, 2013
That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father[He is a father who lives WHERE it happened at!]

... In it, Bill Stevens offers a fervid defense of gun rights, citing his constitutional right to bear arms and

telling Connecticut lawmakers: "I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands."
...
The problem, as you've no doubt guessed by now, is that Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Reed Intermediate School, located about a mile or so from the elementary school that was the scene of the tragic mass shooting. In fairness to Stevens, the misinformation was not his doing. While his original remarks were a little ambigious—he said that his daughter "was in lockdown" during the shooting and that "her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day"—he's already gone out of his way to correct the error, emailing the Examiner to set the story straight:

>>>--->>> Thank you for the nice article about my testimony in Hartford. Unlike the Liberal media who don't let facts get in the way, I just wanted to let you know that my daughter does not attend Sandy Hook Elementary, but was in "lock down" nonetheless on December 14, 2012 at Reed Intermediate School (5th & 6th grade) about a mile away with her classmates, one of whom lost his little sister that day. <<---<<<

But still the misinformation persists. Most of the articles mentioned above have not printed corrections; several went live after Stevens corrected the original reports. The reporters presumably made the leap to "Sandy Hook father" based on the version of the video that has gone viral.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/0...
Cat74

United States

#170 Apr 8, 2013
Obama, and the phony Sandy Hook parents are making fools of themselves exploiting their dead children. It is disgusting.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#171 Apr 8, 2013
Cops: Guns, electronics taken from New Hartford home after masked men rob homeowner at gunpoint
By Register Citizen Staff

NEW HARTFORD >> State police say they are searching for three men who stole two long guns and multiple electronic devices from a house on Main Street early Monday.

According to a police report, Troop B dispatch received a 911 call around 12:25 a.m. from a neighbor of the victim reporting the man had been robbed by three masked men at gunpoint at his Main Streethome.

The 58-year-old homeowner told police he was confronted by the masked gunmen around 11:30 p.m. in the rear of his residence. The men forced the homeowner back inside his house and demanded money.

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2013/...

But last month, several Republican senators, including Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, threatened to filibuster any gun-control legislation in the Senate.

In the GOP-dominated House of Representatives, no gun initiative, including universal background checks overwhelmingly favored in national polls, is given much chance of passage.

http://www.theday.com/article/20130407/NWS12/...

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#172 Apr 8, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Obama, and the phony Sandy Hook parents are making fools of themselves exploiting their dead children. It is disgusting.
If those parents are disgusting, what possible word is there left for you? If you have a sense of shame, use it.
Sir Bucking Fastard

Everett, WA

#173 Apr 8, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>If those parents are disgusting, what possible word is there left for you? If you have a sense of shame, use it.
What does it say about YOURSELF, that YOU DANCE in the blood of the innocent?
Sir Bucking Fastard

UK

#174 Apr 8, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>If those parents are disgusting, what possible word is there left for you? If you have a sense of shame, use it.
Have YOU no shame? YOU DANCE in the BLOOD of the innocent, just as does your 'President.'

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#175 Apr 8, 2013
Sir Bucking Fastard wrote:
<quoted text>
Have YOU no shame? YOU DANCE in the BLOOD of the innocent, just as does your 'President.'
So you think your first post needed a rewrite? All it needed was a little fertilizer.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#176 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Your brainwashing has been a total success. My compliments to your cro magnon peers.
You post from North Korea ?
Gun Control Does Not Work

United States

#177 Apr 9, 2013
American Lady wrote:
That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father[He is a father who lives WHERE it happened at!]
... In it, Bill Stevens offers a fervid defense of gun rights, citing his constitutional right to bear arms and
telling Connecticut lawmakers: "I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands."
...
The problem, as you've no doubt guessed by now, is that Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Reed Intermediate School, located about a mile or so from the elementary school that was the scene of the tragic mass shooting. In fairness to Stevens, the misinformation was not his doing. While his original remarks were a little ambigious—he said that his daughter "was in lockdown" during the shooting and that "her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day"—he's already gone out of his way to correct the error, emailing the Examiner to set the story straight:
>>>--->>> Thank you for the nice article about my testimony in Hartford. Unlike the Liberal media who don't let facts get in the way, I just wanted to let you know that my daughter does not attend Sandy Hook Elementary, but was in "lock down" nonetheless on December 14, 2012 at Reed Intermediate School (5th & 6th grade) about a mile away with her classmates, one of whom lost his little sister that day. <<---<<<
But still the misinformation persists. Most of the articles mentioned above have not printed corrections; several went live after Stevens corrected the original reports. The reporters presumably made the leap to "Sandy Hook father" based on the version of the video that has gone viral.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/0...
Exactly the resin why law abiding citizens should be armed to protect themselves against criminals.
Gun Control Does Not Work

United States

#178 Apr 9, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Cops: Guns, electronics taken from New Hartford home after masked men rob homeowner at gunpoint
By Register Citizen Staff
NEW HARTFORD >> State police say they are searching for three men who stole two long guns and multiple electronic devices from a house on Main Street early Monday.
According to a police report, Troop B dispatch received a 911 call around 12:25 a.m. from a neighbor of the victim reporting the man had been robbed by three masked men at gunpoint at his Main Streethome.
The 58-year-old homeowner told police he was confronted by the masked gunmen around 11:30 p.m. in the rear of his residence. The men forced the homeowner back inside his house and demanded money.
http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2013/...
But last month, several Republican senators, including Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, threatened to filibuster any gun-control legislation in the Senate.
In the GOP-dominated House of Representatives, no gun initiative, including universal background checks overwhelmingly favored in national polls, is given much chance of passage.
http://www.theday.com/article/20130407/NWS12/...
Another reason.
Gun Control Does Not Work

United States

#179 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Dope! Take off your shoes, count to 43, then stop. Bingo!
Larry counting on one's toes are the product of the liberal school system...the system where nobody fails even if one cannot achieve the already substandard standard. You can thank Jimmy Carter for that one. Larry I can go on but I really don't want to go off topic. Just remember one thing and you will be alright; Carter, Clinton, and Obama failed, and they were elected via deceit by low information liberal socialist who were lazy and promised a free ride.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#180 Apr 9, 2013
Marichu wrote:
<quoted text>
I don’t want you to think I am speaking to you as I would a child, but ......... prior to the death (murder) of his mother, Lanza received guns as gifts from her. This was due to the fact he was unable to purchase guns on his own.
Which would also make her guilty of a FELONY. That is called a "straw purchase".

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#181 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I am just one of many sheep.
Truer words were never spoken. And like other sheep, you can't tell the the difference between the sheepdogs and the wolves. All you see is teeth, and not the intent.
CTM

United States

#182 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Not everyone is as cynical as you. Thank God.
.... The only thing I am not sure of is the cops shooting the computer. All the rest is based on what happened and the experience of dealing with this bunch of lying, crooked politicians and what they have done. Cynical, possibilities? Two other guys were at the shooting, one was even caught. Who are they? Cynical? Here it is. What if they are two friends of Adams and all three stayed up all night playing violent video games and doing some drugs. The two unknowns razz on Adam his Mother is going to lock him up and the school Principal and Psychologist are going to help. I think that would make anyone feel scared and/or helpless. So he shoots his Mom in the morning, takes the two to school and shows them he is not going quietly. What if the two are kids of some local politician? The self-entitlement this group feels falls easily within these boundries. With no video, with no honest reason for this massacre, the stage is wide open and the wounds will be too.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#183 Apr 9, 2013
what is obama promising them to be his anti-2nd amendment cheerleaders besides a free ride in the peoples pretty airplane without having to have to be strip searched by obamas TSA goons ?
CTM

United States

#184 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>A cat was rescued fom a tree in Kalamazoo yesterday. And only the Humane Society reported it.
... You should read "The Armed Citizen" portion of American Rifleman, NRA monthly magazine.
CTM

United States

#185 Apr 9, 2013
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>You post from North Korea ?
..... I wonder how many people realize North Korea is about the size of Florida.

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#186 Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>A cat was rescued fom a tree in Kalamazoo yesterday. And only the Humane Society reported it.
A cat was caught in a tree and the left screams for the removal of all trees. Sound familiar?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#187 Apr 9, 2013
Gun Control Does Not Work wrote:
<quoted text>
Larry counting on one's toes are the product of the liberal school system...the system where nobody fails even if one cannot achieve the already substandard standard. You can thank Jimmy Carter for that one. Larry I can go on but I really don't want to go off topic. Just remember one thing and you will be alright; Carter, Clinton, and Obama failed, and they were elected via deceit by low information liberal socialist who were lazy and promised a free ride.
The only thing I will remember from your statement is how vacuous it is. How could anyone as wrong as you convince himself he's right? I feel pity for you - well, almost.

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