summed up in this story:
Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, stoically faced down pro-gun activists last night.
But as he gave his emotional testimony, pleading with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons like the one Adam Lanza used to murder his child and 25 other people, his speech was interrupted by dozens of audience members, The Connecticut Post reported.
“I still can't see why any civilian, anybody in this room in fact, needs weapons of that sort. You're not going to use them for hunting, even for home protection," Heslin said.
Pro-gun activists responded by calling out: "Second Amendment!"
Undeterred, Heslin continued. "There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened."
Obviously, the massacre of kindergartners does not outweigh the right for some asshole pinhead cracker to load up on automatic weaponry. At this point, I don't know what it will take for these fear-driven, sea cucumber's dingleberries to realize that having an AK-47 doesn't make them any "safer" from scary black people, women, Hispanics, or themselves. Maybe the election of an old white guy as President? Ha.
I tried explaining this phenomenon to friends in Australia. They are positively gobsmacked at the stranglehold gun ownership has on politics here. Hell, John Howard -- FAKE COWBOY GWB's BESTIE, JOHN HOWARD, FOR GOD'S SAKE -- orchestrated the highly successful gun buyback in Australia. And guess what? No massacres in Oz ever since! Go figure.
/bangs forehead on desk