Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

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    Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    Father of Newtown Victim Heckled at Hearing

     

    The sometimes boisterous public hearing -- after nearly four hours of testimony from State Police, parents of slain Newtown first-graders and city mayors -- seemed dominated by gun owners, who railed at more than 90 proposed bills.

    "The Second Amendment!" was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 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 said he grew up using guns and was undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.

    "That wasn't just a killing, it was a massacre," said Heslin, who recalled dropping off his son at Sandy Hook Elementary school shortly before Lanza opened fire. "I just hope some good can come out of this."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/29/father-of-newtown-victim-heckled-at-hearing.html

     

    Stay Classy Gun Nuts!

     

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    "Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

     

    Time and place, y'know.

     

     

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:

     

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    "Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

     

    Time and place, y'know.

     

     

     



    Totally agree

      Bingo...!

     




     

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    Hence the "Time and place, y'know." comment.

     

    But of course for wingnuts, interupting someone isn't heckling, it's just how they roll.

     

    Q: When is interupting someone in the midst of giving testimony not heckling?




    Didn't expect the king of the LWNJ's to read the story. 

    But the video also shows that those who interjected were responding to a question posed by Heslin.

    Read that line 10x, maybe it will sink in to your thick skull. If that line doesn't help maybe this one will.

    "Is there anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question, why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips?" Heslin said before pausing and looking around the room. He then continued: "And not one person can answer that question or give me an answer."

     


    Heslin posed a question to an audience and the audience responded.  The MSM trying to create a controversy where there wasn't one.

     
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    MSNBC Caught Selectively Editing Another Clip — This Time of Sandy Hook Victim’s Father

     

    No stranger to selectively edited video clips, MSNBC on Monday aired a misleading and incomplete clip of testimony given by the father of a Sandy Hook victim at a hearing before the Connecticut Legislature. The edited version of his remarks, aired on Martin Bashir’s show, make it appear as if pro-gun advocates maliciously interrupted (or “heckled” as many have said) the dad for no reason as he calmly argued against civilians owning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. In fact, the edit was so subtle not even we picked up on it in our original story.

    “It’s not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket. Or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. It’s a real sad day,” Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, said during Monday’s hearing.

    “I ask if there is anyone who is in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question: Why anybody in this room needs to have done of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high capacity clips?” he asked rhetorically. He paused and then said, “Not one person can answer the question.”

    It was at this point that a few members of the audience voiced their support for the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment shall not be infringed,” one man yelled, appearing to try and answer Heslin’s question.

    As the presiding official pointed out, comments were not permitted during the testimony, however. And Bashir was quick to hop on that point.

    Here is how he presented it in his selectively edited clip on Monday:

    But on Tuesday afternoon, more complete footage of Heslimns remarks began circulating. In those remarks, it appears the “hecklers” were responding to Heslin’s rhetorical question.

    Watch the unedited footage below, courtesy of the ever-vigilant team over at Twitchy (the clip will start at the relevant point):

    As you can see, MSNBC decided to completely remove the portion of the video where Heslin asks his rhetorical question. Does that mean no one would have spoke up had Heslin not posed the question? That’s impossible to say. But what is clear is that by removing the full remarks, MSNBC cheated its audience of making up its mind about what the video shows. And although a relatively small edit, the absence of the question changes the context drastically.

    MSNBC has been caught selectively editing video in the past, too. In June, host Andrea Mitchell aired a doctored clip of Mitt Romney talking about WaWa convenience stores to make him look “out of touch.” In reality, he was explaining the difference between innovation in the private and public sectors.

    Then of course in March, NBC was busted selectively editing the George Zimmerman police tapes to make it appear as if he voluntarily proclaimed Trayvon Martin “looks black” when he was actually asked by a police dispatcher.

    Finally, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in September aired edited video of a Romney rally in which he argued supporters were chanting “Ryan! Ryan!” as Romney spoke, insinuating that he was being overshadowed by his running mate Paul Ryan. Romney then attempted to get the crowd to chant “Romney-Ryan! Romney-Ryan!” — Scarborough mocked Romney incessantly for his “failed” chant.

    However, upon closer review of the tape, it became evident that the crowd was actually chanting “Romney! Romney!” and the former GOP presidential candidate was attempting to get the crowd to include Ryan. A Blaze reader who was present at the event also confirmed that to be the case.

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    Heh, heh, heh... when your first argument is proven to be one big steaming turd, you delve further into the whacko wingnut echo chambers to find a new spin on the same incident.

    Freakin Hilarious!!!

    I betcha if you keep on going down that rabbit hole you'll eventually appear from the opposite side of your rectum.




    Was Mr Heslin heckled?

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    Hence the "Time and place, y'know." comment.

     

    But of course for wingnuts, interupting someone during testimony isn't heckling, it's just how they roll.

     

    Q: When is interupting someone in the midst of giving testimony not heckling?

     

     



    Was Mr Heslin heckled?

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    Hence the "Time and place, y'know." comment.

     

    But of course for wingnuts, interupting someone during testimony isn't heckling, it's just how they roll.

     

    Q: When is interupting someone in the midst of giving testimony not heckling?

     

     

    So, why did the press edit out the question?  Why not let the whole testimony stand on its' own? 

    Seems to be a habit of your press to do so, as they have done so repeatedly in the past, to make a point that never actually happened.

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    An updated version this morning of the Hearing yesterday shows a divide.

     

    (CNN) -- His voice wavering, Mark Mattioli wiped away tears as he recalled the day his 6-year-old son died when a man wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting.

    His son, James, was among the 20 children and seven adults killed by Adam Lanza on December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut -- an event so horrific that it has since spawned a federal task force and kick-started a national conversation about gun control.

    But unlike the handful of other parents who testified Monday at the emotionally charged hearing in Hartford, Connecticut, Mattioli said there are more than enough gun laws on the books. He called instead for a closer look at mental health policies.

    "I don't care if you named it 'James' law,' I don't want (another law)," he said during the first of a series of meetings set up by a legislative task force assigned to review the state's gun laws.

    "I think there's much more promise for a solution in identifying, researching and creating solutions along the lines of mental health."

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:

     

    An updated version this morning of the Hearing yesterday shows a divide.

     

    (CNN) -- His voice wavering, Mark Mattioli wiped away tears as he recalled the day his 6-year-old son died when a man wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting.

    His son, James, was among the 20 children and seven adults killed by Adam Lanza on December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut -- an event so horrific that it has since spawned a federal task force and kick-started a national conversation about gun control.

    But unlike the handful of other parents who testified Monday at the emotionally charged hearing in Hartford, Connecticut, Mattioli said there are more than enough gun laws on the books. He called instead for a closer look at mental health policies.

    "I don't care if you named it 'James' law,' I don't want (another law)," he said during the first of a series of meetings set up by a legislative task force assigned to review the state's gun laws.

    "I think there's much more promise for a solution in identifying, researching and creating solutions along the lines of mental health."

     




     

    So even the father of a gun-massacred 1st grader sees no real gun problem and no gun regulation problem?

    When a man rationalizes gun rights over the rights of his own deceased 6-year-old, I am very sorry to say that America is a clinically insane country.

    How any reasonable person cannot see that assault weapons and large magazine clips have no place in civilized society (chocked full of lunatics) is a mystery greater than life itself.

     
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    Re: Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Gun Nuts

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    In response to msobstinate99's comment:

     

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

     

    Hence the "Time and place, y'know." comment.

     

    But of course for wingnuts, interupting someone isn't heckling, it's just how they roll.

     

    Q: When is interupting someone in the midst of giving testimony not heckling?

     




    Didn't expect the king of the LWNJ's to read the story. 

     

    But the video also shows that those who interjected were responding to a question posed by Heslin.

    Read that line 10x, maybe it will sink in to your thick skull. If that line doesn't help maybe this one will.

    "Is there anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question, why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips?" Heslin said before pausing and looking around the room. He then continued: "And not one person can answer that question or give me an answer."

     


    Heslin posed a question to an audience and the audience responded.  The MSM trying to create a controversy where there wasn't one.

     




     

    "Second Amendment" is not an answer to "why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips?"

     

     

    Thick skulls, heh...

     




    The story is Mr Heslin was heckled.

    Was he heckled?

     
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