Nothing says “Freedom! Liberty! Second Amendment rights!” like gun zealots hiding behind their First Amendment right to heckle a grieving parent of a slain child. The father of 6-year-old Newtown shooting victim Jesse Lewis grew up around guns, just by the way.
That appalling Moment of Wretched Vulgarity took place at a legislative hearing on gun safety.
“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.
“There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened,” said Heslin, who grew up using guns and seemed undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.
The Senate Majority Leader, who is also co-chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, threatened to empty the room if there were any further outbursts or audience “chatter.”
The utter disdain and disrespect of gun
lowlifes “enthusiasts” like those at the gathering for those whose lives had been devastated by death at the point of a firearm is beyond appalling, to say the least.
They should expect nothing but contempt in return.
Here’s who you dishonored, hecklers. Be proud:
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H/t: Angie Coiro