Skip to comments.Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: NRA has no ‘human decency’
Posted on 01/17/2013 8:47:23 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ripped the National Rifle Association for using President Barack Obamas two daughters in an ad, declaring it beyond the bounds of human decency at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
As a father, I find it reprehensible, disgusting and beyond the bounds of human decency that the NRA would place an ad on television attacking President Obamas daughters, Nutter said to applause from the dais at a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, adding: The NRA has struck a new low and that should be removed immediately.
The NRA released an ad Tuesday night calling the president an elitist hypocrite for opposing the NRAs plan to put armed staff in schools while his own daughters are protected by the Secret Service. The White House condemned the ad earlier Wednesday.
Nutter, the president of theU.S. Conference of Mayors, gave the panel of roughly 30 Democrats policy recommendations they largely wanted to hear, endorsing a ban on assault weapons, stronger penalties for straw purchases and the mandatory background checks for private gun sales.
Newtown, Conn. superintendent Janet Robinson also drew applause from the dais after she read the letter a fourth grader named Ava from the beleaguered suburb wrote to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asking for a ban on semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines.
In Newtowns municipal center, there are hundreds of thousands of cards and pictures from children and adults from all over America, Robinson said, reading the letter and holding up a poster with images of the town center. Its so sad. I think people against changing the gun laws should walk through the long hallway and read one card out of every box and realize how many people want this change.
While Robinsons original testimony didnt include any policy recommendations, she voiced opposition to arming teachers when asked by members.
I have great respect for guns, Robinson said. My dad used to take to an old ranch in New Mexico and teach me how to shoot. I have great respect for them. Teachers are teachers. And if you think about elementary teachers, elementary teachers just love kids. Theyre not gonna go packing and sit on the floor on the rug and read to the kids with a gun at their hip.
There was some very insensitive individual, who will go unnamed, but immediately after this and I did not watch TV after this, made some complaint that if [Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung] had just had a weapon in her desk, she couldve taken care of it, Robinson continued. Number one: She wasnt at her desk, and no good principal is. So that means she would have to be carrying it around. And what if shes like [former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress] and shot herself in the foot? How many kids could get injured with inexperienced elementary school teachers walking around with guns? Its not even logical.
Robinsons unnamed individual is likely Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) who said in December in reference to Hochsprung, I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up and so when she heard gunshots she takes his head off before he can hurt those kids.
Robinson also said she supported a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
He shot every one of these six-year olds three to 11 times, Robinson said, her voice dropping to a whisper. That wasnt necessary. Maybe Dawn and the people who came out couldve stopped him. They didnt have a chance with a semi-automatic weapon. And those six-year-old bodies didnt have a chance.
Nutter wasnt the only witness at the hearing to criticize the NRA.
Please do not be swayed by the line that the only way to combat a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, said Emily Nottingham, the mother of Gabe Zimmerman, a Gabrielle Giffords staffer who died in the Tucson, Ariz., mass shooting just over two years ago. In fact, there was a good guy with the gun at the Tucson shooting. But he almost mistakenly shot the citizen hero who had tackled the shooter. I do not want to carry around an assault rifle to go to the grocery store to buy broccoli or take a grandchild to soccer practice.
Chaska, Minn. Police Chief Scott Knight also testified at the hearing.
I am the NRA and I say Nutter is a flippin’, anti-American, anti-Bill of Rights moron.
This just in: The ad didn't attack Obama's daughters at all, it attacked Obama's hypocrisy in seeking protection for them, but not for other children. That isn't an attack against the daughters.
Must have been on target.
Typical liberal crapola....
Use emotional extremism, when you have no facts on your side.
This isn’t about Barack’s daughters, it’s about Barack’s duplicity.
The GOP is still silent. Guess they agree with the gun grabbers
But, he didn't. Police do this much more often than armed citizens do.
"I do not want to carry around an assault rifle to go to the grocery store to buy broccoli or take a grandchild to soccer practice.
Then don't. (Not that anyone is suggesting that you or anyone else does so.) But don't even try to stop other people from carrying. Thanks.
55 Million aborted babies are “beyond human decency”!!!
Hey Nutter, when on target it draws a lot of flak from the likes of you.
Keep running these ads because they are hitting a nerve.
Nutter wears his undershorts backwards, that's why he doesn't make any sense.
How does one live with a name like “Nutter”?
This from the Mayor of the
City of Unmatchable Vote Fraud.
Nutter is such an appropriate name for this clown.
When the thousands of them who attacked Governor Sarah Palin’s children apologize, I might take them somewhat seriously.
Well since the citizens of Philadelphia are such fine upstanding law abiding individuals I guess I can see how he can say this.
BTW, he is a “nutter.” ‘nuff said.
I thought the same thing. You really can't argue with this mentality.