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26 bicyclists kick off ride from Newtown to Washington, D.C. for gun control (barf alert!)
NewHavenRegister.com ^ | March 09, 2013 | Jennifer Swift

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 morning—a 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 Hockley’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Connecticut
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Blech is all I can say.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 3:06:05 PM PST by raybbr
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To: raybbr

Yeah, riding bikes in spandex, that oughta fix it.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 3:08:00 PM PST by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: mylife

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.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 3:11:27 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I feel for the guy but WTF?


4 posted on 03/09/2013 3:12:18 PM PST by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: raybbr

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.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 3:12:18 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mylife

men wearing those spandex should be illegal, YUCK
ARF.

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.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 3:13:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: raybbr

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.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 3:14:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: raybbr
Americans should march in DC in front of the WH about 26 million strong and see if the old socialist propaganda mills cover it?

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!

8 posted on 03/09/2013 3:17:47 PM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: svcw

The comments at the original article give me hope that this country is not hopelessly lost.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 3:18:11 PM PST by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: manc
“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.”

There is such a thing as “road kill!” IMHO, I'm just saying.

10 posted on 03/09/2013 3:18:29 PM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: raybbr
Spandex-clad potential roadkill daring the people who use roads for the purposes they were intended to run them over.

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.

11 posted on 03/09/2013 3:18:38 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: raybbr

“..The right to bear arms does not trump the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...”

Absolutely right!!

The right to bear arms guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 3:19:10 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: raybbr

Site allows ‘likes’ to comments....


13 posted on 03/09/2013 3:21:44 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: raybbr

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?


14 posted on 03/09/2013 3:23:19 PM PST by Rudolphus (Tagline? I don't need no steenkin' tagline.)
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To: raybbr

Riding bikes on major roads is dangerous to ones health. Just sayin.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 3:24:34 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: raybbr
"that said they rode for Hope, Peace and Love."

And then the End comes. Hope they've taken the Lord into their hearts.

16 posted on 03/09/2013 3:27:13 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 3:31:36 PM PST by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: manc

i wouldn’t go camping with any of those spandex-clad sugar-boys.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: raybbr
Ride bikes in faggot pants. That works.

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.

19 posted on 03/09/2013 3:45:14 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: raybbr

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!


20 posted on 03/09/2013 3:47:54 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: raybbr

Good luck being unarmed in DC. I hope they don’t get lost.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 3:50:05 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: raybbr

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.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 3:50:20 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: raybbr

What are they getting all exercised about?

;^)


23 posted on 03/09/2013 3:53:39 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Psalm 73

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.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 3:58:34 PM PST by Celerity
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To: raybbr
Meant to post my reply at the site but am now entangled in power struggles at our town republican committee.

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!

25 posted on 03/09/2013 4:01:02 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Target practice anyone ???


26 posted on 03/09/2013 4:07:39 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: huldah1776

They could always ride their bikes through all the major cities en route. I recommend MLK Blvd in each town.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 4:19:36 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: raybbr
There is a word for people who freely give over their lives to bureaucrats and politicians - coward! Pussies.

Let's call em what they are. Sorry, I don't mince words.

28 posted on 03/09/2013 4:24:05 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: RightGeek

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.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 4:36:50 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: mylife
Yeah, riding bikes in spandex, that oughta fix it.

Lord forgive me, but I'm remembering the ending to "Easy Rider" in a more positive light. /S

30 posted on 03/09/2013 4:38:55 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: raybbr
Hope, Peace and Love.

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.

31 posted on 03/09/2013 4:39:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: raybbr

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.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 4:53:17 PM PST by sergeantdave
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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)

33 posted on 03/09/2013 4:57:41 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

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.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 5:06:14 PM PST by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: raybbr

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.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 5:15:52 PM PST by sergeantdave
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Have Baraq and Rhambo deputize them and send them up to Chicago this summer to disarm the ‘hood.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:36 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: raybbr

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.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 5:21:48 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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They’ll be pissing off drivers all the way to DC, so good job guys, it helps our cause.


38 posted on 03/09/2013 5:28:38 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: raybbr

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.


39 posted on 03/09/2013 5:51:22 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: raybbr
How about a counter-demonstration?

26 heavily armed Conservatives can pedal through America's worst neighborhoods and dare the residents to bike-jack them.

40 posted on 03/09/2013 5:56:38 PM PST by zeestephen
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dave,

Everything was going great until the alligators ate the olive pickers.

41 posted on 03/09/2013 6:02:49 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: raybbr

And I bet they ride all the way to DC in one big pack, taking up the entire lane.


42 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:31 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: sergeantdave

Sounds like fun. Just don’t waste good ood.


43 posted on 03/09/2013 6:09:40 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

LOL neither would I


44 posted on 03/09/2013 6:20:07 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

That’s food not ood


45 posted on 03/09/2013 6:34:06 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: zeestephen

“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.


46 posted on 03/09/2013 7:03:01 PM PST by sergeantdave
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