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Posted on 01/28/2013 7:21:03 PM PST by Nachum
Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared before a subcommittee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday to speak about gun control. While some used the platform to promote stricter firearms legislation, at least one parent became passionate, claiming that there are more than enough laws on the books, that current regulations simply need to be enforced and that the nation needs to embrace personal responsibility.
Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isnt the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the best path forward. He made his comments as intense debate surrounding gun control and the causal factors behind the shooting continue to be at the forefront of public discussion.
The grieving father, who ended up receiving a standing ovation, said that he believes in simple, few gun laws and that there are already more than enough on the books. Mattioli contends that the problem is not gun laws and that these regulations simply need to be enforced.
How do we expect to have any impact on a society and say, Were going to pass a law. Hey this is inexcusable. We cant allow any more of this. Lets pass a law that will change the course of the future when we dont enforce the laws that we have on the books the most important laws?, he asked.
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Thank goodness there are some that are clear minded even while surrounded by the emotional storm.
There are to many who don’t even know these people that are wigging out.
“Cultivating Character” brochure:
I can’t help but wonder if the “media” will “Joe-the-plumber” this guy, since he doesn’t go along quietly (meekly) with the Leftist/”media” meme of “no guns for the populace”. He certainly won’t be a “hero” in their eyes.
Can you believe where were are in this country? Where people are scared of the “Stasi”?
I’ve told my kids to not talk at school about their political beliefs. And we are in a VERY conservative area......only to find out that, during a controversial topic involving the school board.....that some Obamabot went to “change.org” to get a petition signed (got national attention)......and WON. Our School Board COWERED.
It’s MOB RULE, folks.
Thank you, Mr. Mattioli. This must have been very difficult.
Thanks to Mr. Mattioli, a dad who is suffering more than I can imagine, yet who is still patriotic, clear-thinking, reasonable, and intelligent.
Look for the left to implement the politics of personal destruction on this brave man.
Did he say anything like, “My son was murdered in a GUN FREE ZONE and so have children in other school shootings!!! When will the insanity stop with the GUN FREE ZONES?!?!?!?”
I can’t fathom the pain and anguish Mr. Matiolli will live with the rest of his life.
May the Holy Ghost be with him and his family to comfort and assure them. And may the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with them.
In addition, I applaud strongly what he said and standing up for what is right.
"If you could change one thing the day before the Sandy Hook shooting, what would it be? Stricter laws? Armed guards? Armed school personnel?"
My answer: The shooters soul.
No law of man could have helped.
[Well -- so was I. I was doing my conspiracy theorist/truther impression. How was it???]
As a fellow CT resident, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You Mr Mattioli. You have showed more class and courage than all the politicians combined. Sadly, I couldn’t be their in person to stand up and applaud.
It's high time the majority show the mob who's in control. In their most fundamental form, these liberals are cowards. They attempt to use their understanding of the rule of law to force people to back down from their convictions when in reality they are completely incorrect about the actual letter of the law.
As a result, we have a Kenyan Marxist trying to "fundamentally change" the rules so that those mobs are "correct" in their bludgeoning of American laws and people.
He didn’t say it but a heck of alot of other people did. By listening to the news reporting on the hearing you would think it was 50/50 but it was more like 30 to 1 pro gun.
Ach, you have it all wrong!
You have to bring out a few people like this to calm down the masses. Lull them into a false sense of security. -'see, here is a victim saying something rational and reasonable- -- now hand over all your guns too' No need for an inquiry here.
(See, Now there is the conspiracy theory)
It was pretty good
The Sandy Hook 'truthers' are 10x105
worse crazier than the 9-11 Truthers.
The YouTube Vids those kooks post are un-fricken-believable.
BTW — Have you seen this:
video at #17 —
I will say one thing. LOOK back to the early 1960s when school prayer and the Bible were thrown out of schools. Look what society has become since that time. It was not bad, UNTIL that happened. Then America started a slide down a muddy slope to complete and utter garbage of a society. Curse words were not allowed on TV. Now you can basically say anything on TV. When I grew up in the 50s and 60s, I am serious, you did not hear the language of today out of adults, much less kids. Now today, sailors would blush at the language of teenage girls. I hear the F word more today than basically any other word out of a kid’s mouth. Girls more than boys. This nation turned its back on God and now look at the results. It is that simple. Simply go back and look at society since that court decision. We cannot build jails fast enough. They let criminals go because they don’t have room enough for all of them. That was not that way back then. This country has become a garbage dump. I have watched it the past 50 years go into the toilet of life and society. Communist, socialist, abortionist, homosexuals, THE DIMOCRAT PARTY in the lead, have brought America to this point. And, it is not going back to the “good ole days.” In this old man’s opinion, America is finished. Our super power days are going by the wayside. Finished.
Have not seen that one. I don’t think there is much new information there, except for the officer near the school to “pick up his niece”. Had not heard that bit yet.
Also, there are a lot of different (and possibly conflicting) theories running around. These include, but are not limited to the Masonic theory, a FEMA staged event theory, a planned hypnotized mass murderer theory, a “bankster conspiracy” theory, and now (with this film) a Satanic cult theory.
What ever the theory, something does not smell right here, and I doubt we will ever know the whole story.
“Thanks to Mr. Mattioli, a dad who is suffering more than I can imagine, yet who is still patriotic, clear-thinking, reasonable, and intelligent.”
You should put “intelligent” first. After all, that trait seems to be lacking throughout the whole gun control discussion. Proponents on the raging liberal end of things speak from emotions or their gun grabbing agenda.
Yes. But so is the MSM/GOVT story.
The one thing that sticks out, to me, and that nobody seems to mention, is that with Lanza allegedly firing HUNDREDS of ROUNDS, there were only fatalities.
Not one single child or adult was NON-FATALLY INJURED, needing medical care. Not one child had any cuts from flying glass and debris.
And I hope they were not surprised by the reception they received by the paper and the police after the poignant question they asked. It's what I would have expected and what I would have given them -- especially strangers.
And if the officer was traversing the woods to get to the school and thus trying to bypass the rules of the day for everyone to remain at the firehouse, then I would hope that he is facing disciplinary action for doing so.
that is the EXACT time society went to heck in a handbasket
Thank you Lyndon Johnson for “The Great Society”
Not so great, is it...
Before Johnson black marriage rate and childbirth rate WITHIN a 2 parent home was 95%. Now it is what- 10%? It used to be a badge of SHAME that you had to go on welfare because you coulndt support your own family.
But hey- like Johnson said- After giving away free money he promised he would “have them niggers voting Democrat for decades” (exact quote)
I think you answered your own question. There were only fatalities because he fired so many rounds, some of which were point blank.
BTW two of the children were still alive and taken by ambulance to hospital and died there.
This is the same killer who shot his mother point blank in the face while she slept. Literally blew her away. Then he went to the school. He was able to get close enough to the children he shot to literally blow them away. Their bodies contained multiple bullets. He overkilled, which is a sign of a totally enraged shooter. Those who went in to investigate the scene and recover the remains from the scene have been to hell and back. Tiny little children blown to smithereens.
Nobody should take away some conspiracy theory from the fact that the children all died. And the area he was shooting in was a contained area. He wasn’t wildly spraying bullets all around. He knew where he wanted to go, he knew the children, teachers and administrators he wanted to kill.
Oh, and don’t forget the three women school employees...one the principal, another a counselor and I forget the other one...who approached him after he crashed the glass door and came inside. They had no defense but went at him and he blew them away at very close range.
Actually, school prayer and reading the Bible in school didn’t make people nicer, or this country any better. The problem isn’t the fact that there isn’t prayer or Bible reading in the school. The problem is with families that stopped engaging in prayer or learning about the Scriptures. That is what has caused cultural values to erode.
You have you opinion, which I disagree with, and I have mine. Our society was better before all this happened. How old are you? Can you relate to those days? If not, then you do not know what you are talking about. I lived those days. I KNOW how things were back in those days. I lived them. I walked and saw them. I was in schools before and after this happened. I watched as our schools and society has broken down more and more. After WWII our country went on a boom. After the 1960s, these court decisions about school prayer and abortion, the Vietnam war, etc., our nation started into the toilet. I still totally feel that our society started down the toilet then. The radicals of thee 1960s, those in charge now, started this mess. And it has grown like a cancer.