Newtown Residents, Teachers At Judiciary Hearing

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The audience at this morning\’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control is filled with residents and teachers from Newtown. Some pictures from Newtown Action.

On the bus:



Teachers meet with Senators Murphy and Blumenthal before the hearing:

\"newtownA tweet from Murphy says that there are \”dozens\” of Newtown residents in the hearing room:

\"newtownThe folks standing in this picture are from Newtown. (Sen. Blumenthal asked Newtown people to stand.) \"newtown

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16 thoughts on “Newtown Residents, Teachers At Judiciary Hearing

  1. John Q. Public

    I notice that the Newtown people make a sizeable percentage of the total persons in attendance. I also notice that not all seats were filled. Interesting. If this were a pro-second amendment meeting, all seats would likely be filled and there would be standing room only.

    Mr. Blumenthal, Murphy, et al., take the time to speak with the People. Not just the ones able to make it to your “meetings” during WORK HOURS. Some of us work and can’t go to these meetings.

    How about going to a random sampling of towns with police departments with 25+ patrol officers in them. Get a real understanding of how those people feel about banning guns and restricting magazine sizes. Not just the single chief in targeted cities and take his/her word as speaking for the real majority.

  2. Sick of gun rights activists

    John Q.
    You conveniently leave out the fact that polls show a majority of Americans support more restrictions on firearms. The second amendment is not absolute. Fewer people in this country own firearms in a country where we have more guns than people. Even Switzerland, where one in three people own a firearm, limits the number of firearms an individual can own.
    I have yet to see any stories where someone fended off attackers with an AR15

    1. Stan

      This is from the WHAM channel 13 dated 1-23-2013. There are other situations where an Ar 15 has been used to prevent a crime. Do a search.
      Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment.

      “They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs,” said Boise.

      One of them had a handgun trained on Boise.

      Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond.

      “It wasn’t like a, ‘I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass’ kind of scream,” Raymond said. “So, I instinctively went to my gun bag.”

      Raymond owns an AR-15 which is a military style rifle.

      Raymond estimated that just five seconds passed until the door started to open. It was one of the intruders.

      “By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out,” Raymond said.

      The two men fled the apartment.

      Nothing was taken and no shots were fired.

      The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion, according to Raymond.

      “They decided this place was a good place to rob, just a wrong decision on their part,” Raymond said.

      “I’m happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun),” said Boise.

      Raymond, who is from New York City, said he uses the rifle for sport shooting at local gun ranges.

      “The weapon was legal and he protected his property, said Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. “We’re thankful that no one was injured,” he said.

      Sheppard said there were BB rounds near the broken glass window.

      Police are still looking for suspects. If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.

  3. sam

    @ John Q Public
    If they took your advise they probably wouldnt get all the media attention and all these photo shoots out of it.

  4. pete

    I wonder if these cops got PAID to attend this meeting or didn’t have to use vacation time. Wanna bet they did. Also, on the Jim Vicevich show today on WTIC he played a clip of a Newtown father who said there are ENOUGH laws. We don’t need anymore. Funny who our two LIBERAL ‘RATS conveniently forgot to invite them isn’t it.

  5. peter

    Pawns, all of them. Used for an agenda these legislators have waited years to implement. They only needed a Sandy Hook.

  6. America Is Dying

    Thank you for joining the NRA. We appreciate your interest in protecting and preserving our Second Amendment rights and promoting safe, responsible gun ownership.

    I could defend the NRA’s position. It’s called the 2nd amendment. Now, we can do it the easy way, or we can do it the hard way. I can assure you that millions of legal gun owners will not be bullied and stand down. As U.S. Marine Joshua Boston explained so succinctly to a CNN mannequin that was interviewing him: “An unconstitutional law is NOT a law.”

    All of the treasonous vomit that this so-called newspaper and the rest of the lamestream media feed to the masses will not change that fact. Time for them to face reality, before it faces them.

  7. Bill

    The primate pro gunners will never get it. Too bad they ( or ya’ll) are so thick headed, ignorant, mostly uneducated, and, oh yes, did I say they are all like Kim the Kimmerian faux Patrick Henry trailer trash puss-headed slob frick-heads drinking at the stagnant pool of a very diseased lagoon?

    Did I mention that?

    1. sam

      Wow Bill, did you forget to take your meds today? Or have you been drinking to much of that liberal anti gun Kool Aid. Unfortunately I think that you anti gun wack jobs are the uneducated ones in this debate. You people are so naive to actually believe that banning certain guns and making more laws that will only effect people who are already law abiding, will some how eliminate gun violence in our society then I think you are the ignorant person in the room Bill.

      1. Bill

        Sam: there is no instant fix. I never stated that. In fact, I have argued that if we indeed ban assault weapons, both rifles and handguns, and ammo,it will take decades to clean up the mess the gun industry has caused. The Canadians know about this American problem. They talk about seepage of guns into Canada. The Mexicans sure do know about this uniquely American nightmare.

        I understand that it will take a very long time. But taking the first step signifies there is one less step to take.

    2. peter

      Oh Bill, there you go again with your high end West Hartford hob nob life style. Come down off your high horse Bill, and get sent those house servants back to East Hartford.

  8. Sick of gun rights activists

    What, exactly is the definition of a “responsible” gun owner? Nacy Lanza would have been considered law abiding and responsible up until the moment her son shot her in her sleep.
    Oscar Pistorious was a responsible gun owner until he shot his girlfriend to death.
    Marine veteran from Milwaukee Ben Sabena was law abiding until his shot his wife Christmas Eve.

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