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The Problem Is Not Gun Laws': Watch the Emotional Speech by a Sandy Hook Victimís Dad That Got a
The Blaze ^ | 1/28/13 | Billy Hallowell

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 isn’t 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, ‘We’re going to pass a law. Hey this is inexcusable. We can’t allow any more of this. Let’s pass a law that will change the course of the future’ when we don’t enforce the laws that we have on the books — the most important laws?,” he asked.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; guncontrol; gunlaws; guns; hook; laws; newtown; sandy; sandyhook; secondamendment
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Full title: The Problem Is Not Gun Laws': Watch the Emotional Speech by a Sandy Hook Victim’s Dad That Got a Standing Ovation
1 posted on 01/28/2013 7:21:15 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 7:32:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

“Cultivating Character” brochure:

http://www.newtownprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Character-Committee-Flyer-4-Final114.pdf


3 posted on 01/28/2013 7:42:06 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 7:44:53 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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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.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 7:55:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

Thank you, Mr. Mattioli. This must have been very difficult.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 8:02:22 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Ditto.

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.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 8:11:05 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Nachum

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?!?!?!?”


8 posted on 01/28/2013 8:19:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

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.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 9:39:44 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Nachum
Mia Love ‏@MiaBLove Tweet:

"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.

10 posted on 01/28/2013 10:22:28 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Nachum
It's fake, fake, fake. He's a crisis actor. Look at the fake tears. He's pretending.

[Well -- so was I. I was doing my conspiracy theorist/truther impression. How was it???]

11 posted on 01/28/2013 10:48:19 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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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.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 11:03:40 PM PST by matt04
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It’s MOB RULE, folks.

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.

13 posted on 01/29/2013 7:13:04 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 7:30:30 AM PST by always vigilant
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To: Uncle Chip
It's fake, fake, fake. He's a crisis actor. Look at the fake tears. He's pretending.

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)

15 posted on 01/29/2013 7:34:00 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Uncle Chip
*** He's pretending. [Well -- so was I. I was doing my conspiracy theorist/truther impression. How was it???] ***

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.

16 posted on 01/29/2013 7:44:27 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Nachum

BTW — Have you seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAw1hSIr7LU


17 posted on 01/29/2013 7:46:18 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Condor51

video at #17 —


18 posted on 01/29/2013 7:54:13 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Nachum

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.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 8:02:13 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 8:04:47 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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