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.)
I am surprised the White House didn’t obtain her kid’s blood stained shirt to use as an additional prop. I feel sorry for the horrific loss this woman experienced, but NOTHING in the proposed gun laws would have prevented the psycho Adam Lanza from doing what he did. To address the problems of the recent mass shooting we need better mental health laws not more gun laws.
So when will we hear from Gosnell’s victims’ families?
The RATS never overlook a chance for a political victory after a disaster. To use this poor unfortunate woman at her time of grief, as a political shill is disgusting. Truth is if someone had been armed in that school maybe her little boy would still be alive.
Not to be an asshole here but these people certainly seem to be reveling in their children’s death. I am really getting tired of their sanctimony.
I’ve never an address either maybe on PBS!
I pity this poor woman and her Family and I pray they can find peace...
That being said, she is in complete denial about the cause of her Child’s death. There is only one responsible person, and that was the Criminal who planned and executed this heinous crime. It was his decision to use a Firearm, and trying to blame Law Abiding Citizens because pure Evil exists in the World is ludicrous.
She has made the transition from grieving Mother to Useful Idiot with this stunt, orchestrated by a Man who Voted for legalized Infanticide when he was an Illinois State Senator.
We live in a Country where the majority of formerly “responsible” Citizens have lost the ability of Critical Thought. If the poor Child was run over in the School Crosswalk by a crazed Murderer, would this Woman be giving the weekly Presidential Address stressing the need for Automobile Control?
This is Political Theater at its worst, no doubt about it.
Maybe she can go to North Korea and settle the peace there too. Our celebritard in Chief only wants to play golf and hang with Hollyweirdos.
The families of the Benghazi Massacre have never been afforded the opportunity to address the nation using the President’s forum.
She must’ve been silent on the exacto knife attack on over a dozen people at a school in Texas. Doesn’t she CARE?
I listen to Car Talk on NPR every Saturday (while I'm doing my Saturday AM car chores) and I've never heard one, so I'm not sure that even NPR carries it.
The percentage of families that are allowing themselves to be used as a backdrop for Obama here is roughly the same as the proportion of Connecticut voters registered as Democrats. I would be surprised if Adam Lanza had much to do with their stance. I feel bad for them, but the failure is on the part of Connecticut's liberal government to keep their children safe from psychotic killers, not the Second Amendment.
Sean Smths mother of Ben gazi affair should of given the rebuttal.....
It must be true. Some Dem spokeswoman recently said thousands or millions or something more kids had been killed by guns in the U.S. since Sandy Hook.
This has got to be the FREEPER post of the Week!!!! Seriously folks this is the best of the best that I have read in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does the NRA get equal campaigning time to unload on this radio station (sarcastic but serious question)?
You can’t compare adults dying to children dying. Come on even you can see the difference. These parents of the kids who died are still grieving. I can’t imagine what that is like and hopefully never will. You have NO IDEA what you would do or say in this position. I don’t agree with changing guns laws because it will do nothing but these parents of dead 6 years olds should be shown some respect.
This grieving mother needs to realize not to look for the government to do anything even remotely needed to curb the causes of her sons death.
Government is the problem, not the solution.
She said new gun laws were needed to prevent more deaths.
If we could pass just one more law...........
I am really getting tired of their sanctimony.
If I never bury a child, I will be so thankful. We can stand to hear this woman go through the grieving process. I really think this is not a problem. The House is not going to pass any real gun laws anyway. Let this woman do something to get her mind of her dead child.
I’m glad a handful of rich, white liberals can make all these decisions for us.
It’s what Occupy Wall Street was all about: people power. :)
“She is beyond stupid to be used in zeros pawn game....”
I know the woman is in terrible state of grief, but the term useful idiot comes to mind for having been used like this....a political pawn.
Would banning handguns prevent a Beslan Massacre in America or make it more likely to occur? Terrorists like soft targets. Over a HUNDRED kids were killed in Russia.
The president’s policies are not designed to prevent chaos. Only to capitalize on it.
Yup, and, as we know, when she has served her purpose he will toss her under the bus....
Naturally, no one on that side of the camera had the chops to say "bullsh*t."
"Vot difference does it make?"
I can’t understand why the public servants just don’t pass one of their “laws” making it illegal for lunatics to go into a school and shoot people. To hell with violating the Second Amendment rights of Americans, let’s start with a “law” banning “massacres”. Geez. This isn’t rocket science.
This is beyond shameful how Obama and the dems are using these people to further their agenda.