Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stay Classy, Assholes

Today's column for the Daily Banter is a response to what happened last night in Hartford, Connecticut, when a grieving father tried to speak.

Here's an excerpt:

"If you haven't yet seen the video clip of gun enthusiasts heckling Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, last night in Hartford, Connecticut, get ready to want to put your fist through a wall. It's so sickening, so profoundly disrespectful that I can't imagine anyone with a soul defending it. There honestly isn't language strong enough to describe the kind of mentality it must take to try to overpower the voice of a man who's holding a picture of his dead child in his hands while he's speaking publicly, fragilely about his personal pain. And to do it simply because you're that obsessed with being able to own as many guns of as many shapes and sizes as your heart desires without ever having to meet an ounce of resistance from anyone is fucking insane. Completely fucking insane."

Read the Rest Here


Ivan said...

Great thoughtful commentary, with many choice nuggets. Forgive me, but for future arguments, I'm swiping your quasi-catch-22: the only people who want crazy superautomatic guns are the people who shouldn't have them.

L. said...

New rule: if you want a large capacity clip and an automatic weapon, you have to let me shoot you* with it first.

Sound unreasonable, ridiculous, and dangerous? Now you know how the rest of us feel about people having those guns and clips.

*I won't shoot to kill. On purpose. Probably.

Claude Weaver said...

And these are the kinds of people we are supposed to have not only around us, but voluntarily post in schools to protect children.

If anything, knowing that level of self-entitled asshole exists makes me actually WANT Obama to take their stupid guns away.

Damn, the Iraqi show thrower had more respect for Bush than they did for Mr. Heslin.