McCain gets his nasty on

I am ashamed that McCain behaved this way. I am not a supporter of Hagel. I neither like him or dislike him.

I don’t like our senators talking this way to anyone. This isn’t a gotcha game. I want to find out information, not watch McCain get his nasty-on. There simply isn’t a reason to cut people off like that and talk down except for showing off.

McCain showed off.  He wasn’t a gentleman.  It didn’t make him more of a man or more of a Senator.  He just made himself look like an ass.

I am certainly glad he didn’t end up in the White House.

LaPierre testimony…extremist driven

LaPierre sounds like a survivalist.  His attempts to explain himself actually made him sound like a jackass.  The “It won’t work” mentality just doesn’t cut it.

LaPierre speaks for himself.  He has convinced me of nothing.  I would be curious why LaPierre says  that that armed security words at schools.  What is he basing that blanket statement on.  What are the metrics?

Federal gun prosecutions are down?  His conclusions are absurd and unfounded.   He is grasping.

Background checks don’t work?  Give me a break.  Non-logic used on that one.

My fight is not with the concept of the NRA.  My fight is with the folks who were trotted out today with the worst analogies in the world.


Just out of curiosity, why is the NRA training our military, as suggested by LaPierre?


Connecticut Task Force On Gun Violence Holds Hearing At Newtown High School

An excerpt:


Dave Wheeler, whose son Benjamin died at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, quoted a founding father at a public hearing in Newtown, Conn., on Wednesday. “Thomas Jefferson described our inalienable rights as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Wheeler said. “I do no think the order of those important words was haphazard and casual. The liberty of any person to own a military assault weapon and high-capacity magazine and to keep them in their home is second to the right of my son to his life.”

Wheeler was one of more than 100 parents, police officers, clergy members and Newtown residents who spoke at the fourth and final public hearing held by the Connecticut legislature’s Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety. While the first three hearings covered school safety, gun violence and mental health, respectively, Wednesday’s hearing provided an opportunity to address any of those subjects.


To read other parent remarks, go to Connecticut Task Force On Gun Violence Holds Hearing At Newtown High School .