Monday, January 28, 2013

Another casualty of the epidemic of gun violence sweeping the country: Civility.

From, written by Ken Dixon -

HARTFORD -- A false fire alarm, 45-minute waits to get into the Capitol complex, even the heckling of a bereaved parent of a Newtown shooting victim marked Monday's day-long legislative hearing on gun control.
From the piece: "Gun owner and Vietnam veteran George Rukstela, of Pomfret, wears a "Don't Tread on Me" flag on his hat to the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday, January 28, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds"  Note: there is no indication in the article that this man was one of the people heckling the parent of a victim.
"The Second Amendment!" was shouted by several gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.

Yes, there are people in the US, loyal "Amurricans" one and all, who think that the most appropriate response to gun violence in the US is to heckle the family members of victims.

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