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Another Nail in the Coffin

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Cross-posted from Mike Malloy

The NRA Neocons continue to make the GOP look like the party of fear-mongering wannabe militia vigilantes who care more about their long, shiny weapons than they do about human lives.  

Now they are assaulting the families of the little children who were murdered by a fellow gun-nut in Newtown, CT last month. 

Huffington Post has the story:

"Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, stoically faced down pro-gun activists last night.

"More than 1,000 people attended a hearing before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday to share their views on gun control, USA Today reported. Among them was Heslin, who held a large framed picture of himself and his son Jesse as he urged officials to consider strengthening gun laws in Connecticut.

"But as he gave his emotional testimony, pleading with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons like the one Adam Lanza used to murder his child and 25 other people, his speech was interrupted by dozens of audience members, The Connecticut Post reported.

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"'I still can't see why any civilian, anybody in this room in fact, needs weapons of that sort. You're not going to use them for hunting, even for home protection,' Heslin said.

"Pro-gun activists responded by calling out: 'Second Amendment!'

"Undeterred, Heslin continued. 'There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened.'

"Heslin's son, Jesse McCord Lewis, was described by friends as a happy child, The Post reported. A 'little cowboy,' Jesse reportedly liked to play with the fake horses at a local Western-themed restaurant. After he was shot and killed by Lanza, a line of police officers on horseback joined the motorcade at the boy's funeral."

If these daemons continue to violate the memories of these little children, maintain their full-frontal assault on women's rights to control her own reproductive system, attempt to criminalize every immigrant and denigrate every homosexual who fights for equality under the law ... then they are going to get the ass-kicking they deserve in the next election. 

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Were it not for gerrymandered districts (and powerful mega-wealthy donors) these bigoted relics would've been retired to the dung-heap of history ages ago. Even uber-wealthy righties like the Koch brothers are beginning to realize they're backing a losing team. And the American populace is FINALLY starting to realize their dirty election tricks -- lie about their platform and positions until elected, then pull a 180 and attempt to force through the fascist legislation demanded by their corporate masters.

As much as it sickens us to see it, we should welcome these disgusting sub-humans who continue to inflict great damage on the victims of this latest gun tragedy. It is just another nail in the GOP coffin.

Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)

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I hope that story is widely reported. Imagine the ... by Ralph Dratman on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:11:48 AM
sad that the comments made by pro-gun supporters (... by John David on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:51:11 PM
"NRA Neocons, fear-mongering wannabe militia vi... by KurtB on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:39:41 PM
that is based solely on hearsay and absolutely no ... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:11:41 AM
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