Skip to comments.Sandy Hook mother replaces Obama for guns in weekly President's radio address
Posted on 04/13/2013 9:49:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The mother of a victim of last year's Sandy Hook shootings has replaced Barack Obama to deliver the weekly US presidential radio address.
Francine Wheeler, whose six-year-old son Ben was killed, used the nationally-broadcast statement to call for tighter gun controls.
Asking a citizen to deliver the weekly address is a highly unusual move.
It comes as President Obama attempts to ratchet up pressure on the US Congress, which is due to debate new gun laws.
In an often emotional statement, Ms Wheeler recalled waiting for her son to return home following the shootings, and said the "tidal wave of anguish" resulting from that day had yet to recede.
She said new gun laws were needed to prevent more deaths.
"We have to convince the Senate to come together and pass commonsense gun responsibility reforms that will make our communities safer and prevent more tragedies like the one we never thought would happen to us," she said.
Ms Wheeler's son Ben was killed along with 19 other children and six staff when 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire at his elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The address was broadcast on radio and released as a video online.
This week senators are due to debate new laws that will extend background checks to gun sales made at gun shows and over the internet.
The measures are the result of a bipartisan deal struck between Republican and Democrat senators last week.
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Her grief keeps her from realizing Democrats will use it to further their attempts to completely subjugate freedom-minded Americans. Forgive her - she knows not what she does.
Is this the phoney actress they used previously for this whole sandy hook debacle??
“She said new gun laws were needed to prevent more deaths.”
As if murder wasn’t already illegal. More laws won’t prevent another Sandy Hook. Protecting our schools with force will prevent lunatics from ever showing up to do harm.
Dear Miss/Mrs Wheeler, nothing in any of those proposals would have prevented the death of your son. Arming the teachers is the only thing that would have given them a chance.
I can’t imagine what they will continue to endure the rest of their lives. I would be a basket case. However, I cannot forgive them for insisting that my children be left without protection just because theirs were.
Probably. That’s the same thing I keep wondering about all these phony balonies. Or, brainwashed or “fame whores.”
President Obie’s definition of fairness???
Dear Ms Wheeler,
Unless you have a law that makes it illegal to blow your mothers head off before stealing her legal guns and then going out and murdering 20 kids and six staff people, then this Senate law will do nothing.
Oh wait, it’s already illegal to murder your mother...
I can not believe how this administration “whores” victims to pander to sympathies to push thier horrible agenda.
Joe Goebbels is smiling somewhere
Its all bout politics and the ends will justify the means. In the most polite statement I can say is - Today, the grieving parents have willing became tools for the democrats...
Has anyone actually listened to a radio statin that actually carries the presidential weekly radio address? It seems like one of those things I heard about than something I’ve actually listened to live.
RE: Unless you have a law that makes it illegal to blow your mothers head off before stealing her legal guns
We already have such laws.
Laws against killing and stealing.
I still don’t understand how it is remotely legal to BLATANTLY use our tax dollars to try to overthrow the Bill of Rights.
There is nothing common sense about anything this government wants to do.
The people of this country do not have common sense.
What this country has is common senselessness and not one thing else.
She is beyond stupid to be used in zero’s pawn game....
I never listen to Hussein’s weekly B.S. on Saturday, why listen to a plant he found...
sad a President has to stoup so low...but this president knows nothing else...
The communists use this mother’s grief to fuel their agenda.
It’s despicable, but that’s what communists do.
Through her grief she cannot see she’s being used as a “useful idiot”.
I heard a rumor that the libs have an auto tune device implanted in them and they automatically hear the master puppeteer speak. Kind of like those that pick up radio stations through their fillings. Very painful for the un-initiated I’m sure. “Hello Eloi. This is the master Morlock speaking to you directly from my teleprompter. Everything you say and do WILL be used against you in a court.” (Not necessarily a court of law either.)