Monday, October 14, 2013

Standing athwart the graves of murdered children

This bit of horribly bad taste got lost on a weekend. We're two months away from the sad anniversary of the Newtown massacre. These Second Amendment First / True Americans are planning pro-guns for all rallies at the mass murder site.
NEWTOWN -- First Selectman Pat Llodra is asking gun rights organizations to stay away from this town on Dec. 14, the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Three national pro-guns groups had announced on Thursday that they would hold what they're calling "Guns Save Lives" rallies in all 50 states on the anniversary. [...]

"Using our day of mourning and remembrance to focus on the guns that took the lives of our children and teachers rather than celebrating their memories is disgraceful," said Newtown Action Alliance President Dave Ackert.
So who are these upstanding citizens, you ask?
The president of the Second Amendment Foundation said the rallies are intended to "show America that there is a good side to guns."

"Our mission with Guns Save Lives Day is to assure them our groups are working day and night to thwart government gun-grabbers at every opportunity," said Alan Gottlieb said.

The other groups behind the rallies are the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and

Larry Ward, founder of the DefendGuns organization, said the rallies are "designed to counteract what certainly will be a day of activism and misinformation from the gun prohibition lobby."
And of course, the gun nuts right to glorify the very weapons that killed the victims trumps the Newtown community's right to mourn their dead with dignity because, I imagine, the media will be there. Such nice people. [photo via]

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