Skip to comments.26 bicyclists kick off ride from Newtown to Washington, D.C. for gun control (barf alert!)
Posted on 03/09/2013 3:06:05 PM PST by raybbr
NEWTOWN The right to bear arms does not trump the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nor does it trump the right for more birthdays for children, the organizer of Team 26 said Saturday morninga group of cyclists riding from Newtown to Washington to demand common sense gun control.
Chris McDonnell, and the other 25 members of Team 26, wore a cycling jersey Saturday that said they rode for Hope, Peace and Love.
McDonnell also rides for the love and light of his family, his daughter Grace.
Grace was among the 20 children and six adults killed by a single gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.
Trip organizer Monte Frank, whose daughter attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, re-introduced the constitution during a rally Saturday morning, stressing that the second amendment does not trump all others.
Yesterday was Dylan Hockleys seventh birthday
he had the right to turn 7. He had the right to turn 8 and 9 and so did all of our other beautiful 20 children. The second amendment does not trump those rights, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nhregister.com ...
Yeah, riding bikes in spandex, that oughta fix it.
bingo. it’s as though people are going to suddenly think up a hitherto unknown solution to one of the thorniest problems modern society has to offer because 26 fuzzy headed shrub huggers put their fat a$$es on a bicycle seat.
I feel for the guy but WTF?
When I first read the headline, I thought they had been kicked off the train ride.
The comments are interesting.
These emotional “anti-Constitutional” people are not winning the argument.
men wearing those spandex should be illegal, YUCK
Lets just hope these spandex ninnies stay beind eahc other instead of taking some of the road up and getting in the way of drivers.
26 people get news, hundreds of thousands march for life etc and nothing from the media.
More morons with too much free time on their hands and nothing to do. One of the advantages Barry gets from his unemployment program. Keep the idiots unemployed and they come up with goofy crap like this in order to stay busy.
If that many concerned Americans actually marched on Washington, the liberal socialist would call out the military to confront them!
The cowards would be hiding in their bunkers! That would truly be a sight to behold!
The comments at the original article give me hope that this country is not hopelessly lost.
There is such a thing as “road kill!” IMHO, I'm just saying.
I pity these fools whose hero and icon has been recently been relegated to the ash heap of history.
I am sick of these self-righteous pedalpheliacs.
“..The right to bear arms does not trump the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...”
The right to bear arms guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Site allows ‘likes’ to comments....
On the rare occasion that I will even discuss the 2nd with a lefty moron I like to throw the hypothetical at them, “OK you have your wish, guns are now illegal. Now how are you going to take mine from me since you don’t have one?”
Of course they say the government will make me. Are you sure about that? Are you sure they won’t take my side of the argument?
Riding bikes on major roads is dangerous to ones health. Just sayin.
And then the End comes. Hope they've taken the Lord into their hearts.
Pumpin your hiney in spandex on a 55 MPH road at rush hour and blocking traffic, to make a statement really doesn’t make a good statement.
i wouldn’t go camping with any of those spandex-clad sugar-boys.
Males have the choice to be men or to depend on the nanny state.
While I feel sorry for their loss, I really have to wonder what kind of world they live in CT.
I hope they ride safe, but that being said wouldn’t it be ironic if some thug robbed them on their journey and they had no defense. Actually I think a group of people who publicly state that they don’t believe in the right to defend themselves are asking to be victimized. I hope they get what they are asking for, and I don’t men gun control!
Good luck being unarmed in DC. I hope they don’t get lost.
How do they transform grief into egomania like that?
Most of us have had heartbreaking things happen in our lives - life is not fair - grow up.
What are they getting all exercised about?
Easy: They are paid to.
And I’m willing to bet who did it ! (Hint: They also bus people to counter-protest patriots)
When this sort of thing happens, tons of organizations will approach you and give you, literally, a menu of items to choose from. From appearances on your favorite shows, to interviews with famous people, and even major legislative opportunity (Like running for office).
If you want further details, feel free to PM me. I’m still gathering the data to support my statements.
Here's my reply to the site:
"The right to bear arms does not trump the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. "
What utter tripe. No one is saying one right trumps the other. People who look at the Bill of Rights and claims that one right may trump another is thinking with his hind end. They are all equal rights.
By the way, Mr. Frank's mixing metaphors so to speak. Nowhere in the Constitutions does it say "the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". That's in the Declaration of Independence.
Guess what else is in the there? How about: "He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. "
Sound familiar? Sounds just like Mr. Frank's group and Malloy's committees doesn't it? Keep us running around chasing these people away from our regular duties so as to fatigue us in our God given right to protect ourselves from criminals and despots alike.
Mr. Frank cannot speak to me. Or millions like me. He can only speak to weak minded, gullible and feal peoples. I will not stand feal to criminals and despots who wish to control my lives and the live of my children. I am the last stand of protection for my children and I will stand to the end for my right to protect them.
There is a word for people who freely give over their lives to bureaucrats and politicians - coward!
Target practice anyone ???
They could always ride their bikes through all the major cities en route. I recommend MLK Blvd in each town.
Let's call em what they are. Sorry, I don't mince words.
He he he.
New York Avenue in DC is also a fun ride.
I once made a wrong turn onto that blighted street that had not been upgraded or repaired since the MLK riots.
Fortunately I was on a Harley, not a bicycle. LOL.
Lord forgive me, but I'm remembering the ending to "Easy Rider" in a more positive light. /S
These sissies will never make it out of CT. When the pain sets in, their silly unicorn and skittles-covered dreams will melt into reality.
BTW, piss and vinegar are much stronger than hope and peace.
And tough love is infinitely better than sissy love.
When a sissy speaks of love...he actually means need, not love.
It would be good to meet Jennifer in a restaurant and dump a plate of spaghetti on her 30 IQ head. I think stuffing garlic bread in her ears would be suitable as a side dish. Finally, how about meatballs in her eyeballs, or am I going too far? Meatballs + eyeballs. It kinda rhymes, but I’m no poet.
Uh... Okay. But. I agree with whatever point you were trying to make. :^0)
So, where are all the militant shellheads here? Come on boys, you always wanted to argue with me. Remember? Remember when you said you Spandex butt in the air was just as conservative as mine in the pick-up? As I was dodging all of shellheadia on no-breakdown country roads, you were busy getting you colorful wussie suits in a bunch at the very thought that the roads were not meant for you. Oh come now, let’s hear your snotty comebacks just one more time.
Let’s get this straight upfront. If McDonnell thinks he’s going to use the unfortunate death of his daughter to strip me of the right to defend my children, he can forget it.
His daughter died because he didn’t take personal responsibility for protecting his child. He relied on a corrupt and ineffective government to protect his child, and he lost her.
The fault of losing your child rests squarely on your shoulders, McDonnell. You lost your child because you didn’t protect her to the best of your ability as her father. The loss of your daughter is your fault, not mine.
Have Baraq and Rhambo deputize them and send them up to Chicago this summer to disarm the ‘hood.
My heart breaks for those who lost a little one in this murderous rampage. If they feel this helps them heal, then go for it. It won’t go anywhere..but hey. I just hope they make it safely through New York traffic.
They’ll be pissing off drivers all the way to DC, so good job guys, it helps our cause.
Thanks for the thumbs up, raybbr. Are you still raising olive trees and alligator meat on your farm in Nicaragua? If I have you confused with another FReeper, ignore me.
26 heavily armed Conservatives can pedal through America's worst neighborhoods and dare the residents to bike-jack them.
Everything was going great until the alligators ate the olive pickers.
And I bet they ride all the way to DC in one big pack, taking up the entire lane.
Sounds like fun. Just don’t waste good ood.
LOL neither would I
That’s food not ood
“Everything was going great until the alligators ate the olive pickers.”
Why didn’t you use the Abrams tanks I gave you to stop the gators from eating the olive pickers? It’s on page 12 of The Manual under Applying Bikini Wax on Wolverines.