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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.