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Lois Frankel to bring shooting victim's mom to hear Obama on gun control
sun-sentinel.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | William E. Gibson

Posted on 02/11/2013 8:36:09 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

When President Barack Obama pitches gun control in his State of the Union address tonight, Congresswoman Lois Frankel's special guest will be watching from the House Gallery and thinking about the daughter who blew her kisses from the school bus the day she died.

Lynn McDonnell's 7-year-old daughter Grace was among the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, one of 20 young children whose deaths inspired a renewed push for gun control, a major theme of tonight's address.

"I want my colleagues to look in the eyes of these parents and tell them we are going to do something about this," Frankel, a freshman from West Palm Beach, said on Monday. "It brings a face, and in this case, a feeling to this issue."

For Frankel and some fellow Democrats, it's an opportunity to promote legislation recommended by a House task force on gun violence.

Megan Hobson of Hialeah, the survivor of a drive-by shooting, also will be watching from the gallery as the guest of another task force member, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. The 17-year-old was hit by a bullet while riding in a car near Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens last April but moved quickly to yank a 2-year-old family friend below the seat to protect his life.

These guests are part of a lobbying effort coordinated by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group headed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that once included Frankel, former mayor of West Palm Beach.

"The object here is to try to keep Congress' attention on this issue and do something," Frankel said.

"There's no question that the tragedy in Newtown really stirred the pot. Nobody wants to exploit these parents in any way. The ones coming are voluntary. They are there for a purpose, ....to get some gun-safety legislation passed."

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/11/2013 8:36:14 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people have absolutely no shame!


2 posted on 02/11/2013 8:41:57 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Radical left wing extremists demokkkrats know no limits when it comes to exploiting people. DIS-gusting would be an insult to disgusting things.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 8:42:29 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This leader also used children as props:


4 posted on 02/11/2013 8:55:24 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
words fail me...

oh wait, no they don't Eat $h!t and DIE you filthy GD weasel bastard.

(not you TJ the congressman in this story) Using the death of a woman's child and her unbearable grief to advance your communist agenda to take guns away from 93 million who ARE NOT planning to commit murder.

How is that “doing something” except making them more vulnerable to be murdered too? Look that poor woman in the eye and explain that. I'm listening.

Explain to her hoe when Hitler took away guns to ‘do something’ it helped... him to kill millions in concentration camps. Would this poor woman like to be known as one of the people who helped Hitler do that? Would her daughter blow her kisses from heaven and the socialist tyranny of Obama and the gun grabbers takes full effect?

5 posted on 02/11/2013 9:02:53 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The unending march to the gulags by many Marxists is amazing. They want us broke, hungry, with no advanced healthcare and defenseless to their greentard-Commie agenda of Socialism.

I think 100 million of us Chris Dorners on the Right could get many Lois Frankels nerves up.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 9:54:09 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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No one’s mind will be changed, but the assholes hope to generate a media wave of support on gun control and seizure giving the impression it’s an acceptable agenda.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 10:02:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They are pulling out all the stops on this one.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 10:10:02 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All for the cause no matter how despicable!


9 posted on 02/12/2013 2:47:32 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Lexington and Concord Americans experience thier first gun grab attempt)
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