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Newtown Parents Organize To Fight Gun Violence (asked to "feed the fire" of gun control)
courant.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | JESSE LEAVENWORTH

Posted on 12/29/2012 5:20:18 PM PST by raybbr

NEWTOWN ——

Newtown United was born in the agony and confusion that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The group of residents, including parents of children who survived, held its first meeting two days after the shooting as news teams from around the globe scrambled for reaction to the killings.

Group leaders are working to ensure that Newtown United grows and gains power long after the news trucks leave. Before the week was over, leaders had formed an executive team and started the process of becoming a nonprofit organization. Some members had gone to Washington to speak against gun violence

The group, organizers said, will use the traditional media, social media, outreach to churches, schools, government agencies and all other avenues to make "Newtown" a rallying cry against gun violence.

"We are just a few concerned citizens with day jobs trying to ensure that what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary marks the high-water mark for gun violence in this nation," Newtown United spokesman Rob Cox wrote in an email. "Ultimately we hope to provide a platform for the voices of the families most affected by this horrific event."

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and and Sen.-elect Chris Murphy attended the meeting Dec. 19 and advised the group to feed the fire while public sentiment is strong and raw.

More hate speech from the worst kind of liberals.

1 posted on 12/29/2012 5:20:24 PM PST by raybbr
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To: raybbr

Typical “Progressive” action plan: Punish the innocent. Excuse the guilty.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 5:22:25 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: raybbr

Useful idiots recruited by the communists to trample their own Bill of Rights. We don’t deserve the freedom that we’ve had, until now, in this country.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 5:23:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: raybbr

FB page is quite professional and ‘connected’
https://www.facebook.com/NewtownUnited


4 posted on 12/29/2012 5:26:39 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: raybbr
Follow the money - just who are these 'activists'?

Who is funding the 'organization"? What will they gain from it?

There are always vultures that show up after any disaster - and look to profit from it...

5 posted on 12/29/2012 5:26:56 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: raybbr

We can always count on Democrats to use any crisis (even their own children’s blood) to strip freedom from Americans and do the wrong thing.

These people don’t question why the children and teachers of Newtown were left as sitting ducks for a mad man to slaughter? The man had his guns illegally. Bad guys don’t care about laws.

Mexico is a gun free Nation. That is why 24,000 were slaughtered last year.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 5:27:05 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The federal law that got the whole nonsense off turning schools into Free Fire Zones was submitted by Joe Biden and Herb Kohl.

Democrats learn nothing and forget nothing.

7 posted on 12/29/2012 5:27:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: raybbr

I’m sorry for your loss, but you will never persuade me to give up my guns to protect my children to make you feel better.

You failed as parents to protect your children and relied on an uncaring, incompetent government to stop a slaughter. That’s a cross you will bear forever.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 5:30:01 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.

-Adolph Hitler

“Pick The Target, Freeze It, Personalize It, And Polarize It”

-Saul Alinsky
9 posted on 12/29/2012 5:31:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: raybbr
The group, organizers said, will use the traditional media, social media, outreach to churches, schools, government agencies and all other avenues to make "Newtown" a rallying cry against gun violence ownership.

Edited for truthfulness.

10 posted on 12/29/2012 5:31:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: raybbr; DTogo
"We are just a few concerned citizens with day jobs trying to ensure that what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary marks the high-water mark for gun violence in this nation," Newtown United spokesman Rob Cox wrote in an email. "Ultimately we hope to provide a platform for the voices of the families most affected by this horrific event."

B.S.

Rob Cox helped establish Breakingviews in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the firm's expansion in the United States and edited its American edition, including the daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob is a contributor to Newsweek magazine and MSNBC. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont.

The company was founded in 1999 as Breakingviews.com and was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009, becoming Reuters’ brand for financial commentary.

Rob Cox is basically part of the international anti-American elite while claiming to be another Newtown resident with a day job.

11 posted on 12/29/2012 5:33:37 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: raybbr

When you consider what freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution that have been polluted one has to wonder that America will never recover.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 5:33:50 PM PST by Logical me
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To: raybbr
Freep this poll, I didnt want to make a original post so the libtards could see it!
13 posted on 12/29/2012 5:34:07 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: ASOC

Internationalists (see my previous post)


14 posted on 12/29/2012 5:34:36 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: raybbr

The motive for the massacre is right in front of our face.


15 posted on 12/29/2012 5:35:37 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: raybbr

So will these useful idiots feel guilty when we have gun confiscation and the second civil war starts?


16 posted on 12/29/2012 5:38:05 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: raybbr
The group, organizers said, will use the traditional media, social media, outreach to churches, schools, government agencies and all other avenues shamelessly exploit the dead children of their neighbors to make "Newtown" a rallying cry against gun violence legal gun ownership.
17 posted on 12/29/2012 5:42:33 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: palmer
Here's a typical Rob Cox opinion piece: http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/01/10/the-case-for-washington-bailing-out-some-states/

Basically he's a leftist's leftist.

18 posted on 12/29/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: raybbr
It's not gun violence....Guns aren't violent.

It's insanity...and I don't believe in that "defense"...because it takes too much thought to do what he did.

19 posted on 12/29/2012 5:54:11 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: raybbr

Will they also express concern for the 2+ million people who used a firearm this year to thwart an attack that could have ended up in the death of the victim?


20 posted on 12/29/2012 5:59:05 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: sergeantdave
You failed as parents to protect your children and relied on an uncaring, incompetent AGENDA-DRIVEN government to stop a slaughter. That’s a cross you will bear forever.

There....fixed it.

21 posted on 12/29/2012 6:04:06 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: raybbr
And the really funny part is, these people in Newtown actually believe that the Democrats give a rats ass about them and their dead children. And that they're not going to be dumped two seconds after they've outlived their usefullness.
22 posted on 12/29/2012 6:06:07 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: raybbr

If the people of Newtown want to make their town a gun free town, have at it. However, their jurisdiction and stupidity ends at the town line. For the rest of us, they have no say in the matter.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 6:07:31 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: NurdlyPeon
And the really funny part is, these people in Newtown actually believe that the Democrats give a rats ass about them and their dead children. And that they're not going to be dumped two seconds after they've outlived their usefullness.

Just like Cindy Sheehan.
24 posted on 12/29/2012 6:09:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: palmer

Rob Cox is your fundamental LEFTWINGTARD!


25 posted on 12/29/2012 6:12:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: raybbr; E. Pluribus Unum; FlingWingFlyer; combat_boots; ASOC; SaraJohnson; muawiyah; ...
Rob Cox, Newtown resident and found of this group. is far more than a concerned neighbor. Here's his video from last April noting the surging gun sales in reaction to Obama's likely reelection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWk4bd1OcH8. He is a skilled propagandist and quite influential. His disdain for the NRA even last April is quite obvious.
26 posted on 12/29/2012 6:14:31 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: raybbr
Human beings are unique in that they are capable of unemotional rational thought and reasoning. Hysteria should remain the venue of children and the seriously neurotic.
Extreme grieving is a form of insanity, a relatively temporary form of insanity. Yes, I have been there.

Why would we allow the insane to make socially strategic decisions and to create laws decreasing the safety, the security, and negatively affecting the lives of hundreds of millions?
Solely for the sake of doing something.

I know that not all the exploiters of tragedies are grieving, but their insanity is a more subtle sort, and the results of again trying what has over and over failed to work in the past, is just as irrational.

27 posted on 12/29/2012 6:23:59 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: raybbr

I have an idea for these morons. Why don’t they declare the entire state of Connecticut gun-free?

Idiots.
I bet the fine hand of that lunatic Winnie Brady is behind part of this.


28 posted on 12/29/2012 6:41:34 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: raybbr

To the actual residents of Newtown:

I am very sorry for your loss. The monster who killed your children was under the effect of powerful psychoactive drugs and was the personification of evil. He stole the guns he used and murdered his mother. His crime was aided by the stupid law passed by the very liberals who are using this tragedy to advance their own evil agenda declaring schools “gun free zones” where your children had no one to defend them.

I am a law-abiding American citizen who owns guns. I will never register them with a government that is becoming more tyrannical every day. Had I been at your children’s school when this devil showed up and I was armed - illegally in a “gun free zone” - I would have taken him out before he could have killed your children. Think about that as you are used by the same people who declared that there could be no good guys at your school to shoot back at this bad guy. Their intentions are evil and to them your childrens’ deaths are “a crisis that should not go to waste”.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 6:48:16 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: SaraJohnson
Mexico is a gun free Nation. That is why 24,000 were slaughtered last year.

A rate equivalent to 72,000 for a population the size of the US

And Mexico does NOT have a Second Amendment.
And Mexico has draconian (if not effectively enforced) gun ownership laws.

But since Mexico is inhhabited exclusively by space aliens, any comparison/contrast is silly.

30 posted on 12/29/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: raybbr

The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.


31 posted on 12/29/2012 6:58:08 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Mexico is a gun free Nation.

You make no allowance for the ATF...

32 posted on 12/29/2012 7:17:09 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: palmer
How convenient for this man that all those children were killed by a gunman who was crazy or at least that is the profile they are giving him you could ask the mother but she was killed by her son or that is what they are telling
us. And here this man who is organizing for the victims was rallying against guns in April it is as if the whole thing was made to order. Funny how the very day this happened the talk was about how to get rid of guns that was the last thing I was thinking about although I don't have
an agenda either. I do not believe anything I see or hear anymore from the media or politicians or activists.
33 posted on 12/29/2012 7:25:34 PM PST by funfan
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To: 45semi

58% against when I clicked No. Definitely needs Freeper involvement. The stats should be a resounding 99% No. But then again who reads polls and what difference would they make in Los Angeles? I thank Heaven above I’m in AZ having been in the L.A. gulag.


34 posted on 12/29/2012 7:31:57 PM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: raybbr
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and and Sen.-elect Chris Murphy attended the meeting Dec. 19 and advised the group to feed the fire while public sentiment is strong and raw.

Yep, just like after Katrina. There is nothing that the left won't try to exploit for political gain. Nothing.

35 posted on 12/29/2012 7:39:05 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: raybbr

Guess they didn’t hear about the knives in China. The common denomiator isn’t the guns or the knives but a mental disorder.


36 posted on 12/29/2012 7:56:51 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: funfan
Rob Cox called Dan Holmes his "pal" in a tweet: Rob Cox ‏@rob1cox. My pal Dan Holmes on Nancy Lanza: "She said she would often go target shooting with her kids...

Rob's pal Dan seems to be one of the few people in Newtown who knew Lanza and her rifle. He is the go to guy any time some reporter talks about Nancy Lanza's rifle. Rob and Dan ran in the same race in Newtown in 2008. They are one year apart in age. That's all I can find, sorry it's not that much.

37 posted on 12/29/2012 8:19:41 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: palmer; nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...
Thanks for the ping and heads up! I was not aware of this group, but then Newtown sometimes does a poor job of notifying it's residents of various activities.

Both Murphy and Blumenthal showed up... in Newtown? Telling! It's obviously not "grass roots" but rather some Liberal operatives using the tragedy here for alterior motives.

I will circulate this thread and it's useful links to fellow residents with "different" objectives than Cox.

38 posted on 12/29/2012 8:24:44 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: palmer; nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...
Thanks for the ping and heads up! I was not aware of this group, but then Newtown sometimes does a poor job of notifying it's residents of various activities.

Both Murphy and Blumenthal showed up... in Newtown? Telling! It's obviously not "grass roots" but rather some Liberal operatives using the tragedy here for alterior motives.

I will circulate this thread and it's useful links to fellow residents with "different" objectives than Cox.

39 posted on 12/29/2012 8:25:42 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Mexico is a gun free Nation. That is why 24,000 were slaughtered last year.

Since Mexico's a gun free county. I assume those selling guns are organized crime groups - and that elite politicians receive lots of payoffs from them... Maybe that's why our liberal elites want citizens disarmed... there's money in them thar hills... ask the pols in Chicago.

40 posted on 12/29/2012 8:37:28 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: sergeantdave

“You failed as parents to protect your children and relied on an uncaring, incompetent government to stop a slaughter. That’s a cross you will bear forever.”

Hard words...but none truer.


41 posted on 12/29/2012 8:43:58 PM PST by moovova
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To: sergeantdave
You failed as parents to protect your children and relied on an uncaring, incompetent government to stop a slaughter. That’s a cross you will bear forever.

Many of us conceal-carrying Newtown'ers have no choice but to obey the current law and leave our weapons at home when escorting our children to school - in what used to be a very peaceful and rare slice of old fashioned Americana. We hope to change that, and could use all the support (not negativity) we can get.

42 posted on 12/29/2012 8:46:09 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: moovova; 2nd amendment mama

See post 42.


43 posted on 12/29/2012 8:48:17 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ASOC

From the link:

“We are here for the families,” said Cox, the editor of Reuters’ financial commentary website, Breakingviews.com. “We’re building a structure and a platform for the families when they are ready to express their views about how to meaningfully reverse the tide of gun violence.”


44 posted on 12/29/2012 8:57:25 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: DTogo

Understood. Godspeed in your efforts.


45 posted on 12/29/2012 9:15:53 PM PST by moovova
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To: raybbr

Once again, the statist Left protects its agenda with human shields.


46 posted on 12/29/2012 9:16:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Logical me

When you consider what freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution that have been polluted one has to wonder that America will never recover.

“It’s dead Jim”


47 posted on 12/30/2012 12:38:36 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: combat_boots

Holy F*ck!!! That site is something else. I posted a pro gun thread and within minutes the anti-gun posts started running. Nearly all the anti-gun posts were from the same few individuals. I posted at about 12a today and the anti-gun post are still streaming.(0103)


48 posted on 12/30/2012 1:09:58 AM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Ajnin

This CT shooting STINKS like another crappy false flag operation. Search “Sandy Hook Hoax” and read about the many, many fake actors....


49 posted on 12/30/2012 6:05:26 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: raybbr

50 posted on 12/30/2012 6:40:10 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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