February 5, 2013

Sandy Hook Father Schools Congress

Wow. This guy gets it. And makes it clear that the weathervanes in Congress, who spin willingly with what they perceive to be the present political winds, don’t and, sadly, won’t. Ever.

Unless there’s something in it for them, that is.

(h/t JohnInFirestone via the Firestone Police Dept. on Facebook)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:36pm

Comments (14)

  1. CT Legislature, not Congress. But still, his points stand. Henson Ong was as well.

  2. he’s my favorite Sandy Hook dad so far

  3. But what does Sandy Fluke think of Sandy Hook? And could Rush make fun of her for it?

  4. Very brave man. Hope he doesn’t suffer to much for telling the fucking truth!

  5. And here’s even more logic-based testimony:

    Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing: ‘Assault weapons’ ban won’t work

    High capacity magazines have been ‘banned’ before. It proved nothing and the ban was lifted a few years ago,” he said. “There are many guns in existence, since the 1860s, which hold more than 10 cartridges, the early Winchester lever action rifles, for example, and many tubefeed 22 caliber rifles. There are some modern firearms for which no other magazine exist. What do you propose we do with them?”

    “In your infinite wisdom, you outlawed bayonet lugs, ?ash hiders, and collapsible stocks,” he testified. “In over forty years of being a firearm and tool mark examiner, I have never seen these components in?ict any injury whatsoever on any person. In your infinite wisdom, you outlawed fully automatic firearms that have the capability of firing a single shot. Ladies and gentlemen, I really need help with that one.”

    “We all agree that the Newtown case is a tragedy. I submit to you that you cannot legislate away insanity, which I think is the root cause of this case,” Robinson said. “Laws must be passed based on research and logical thinking, not on emotions.”

  6. Jeb Bush phones in, to dissociate himself from this distraught and misguided father.

  7. He’s about to get “vetted,” Joe The Plumber style.

    Good points, though.

  8. Something else we hadn’t seen from this hearing: Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing: ‘Assault weapons’ ban won’t work

    “Since November 1996, I have examined approximately 2,370 firearms. Of that number 36 of them were either .223/5.56 mm or 7.62×39 mm,” Robinson said. “The percentage of those guns was about [1.5 percent].”

    “I did further research on homicides and assaults in the years 2006 to 2012 inclusive. Of the 217 such cases, there were 912 bullets and 466 cartridge cases recovered. One assault involved .223 caliber and none involved 7.63×39 mm caliber. The largest number cartridge cases recovered in one case was 37 and that involved two guns. The investigations that involved the recovery of eleven or more cartridge cases was 22. Of the 22 cases, 21 involved 2 or more guns,” Robinson added.

  9. *** A rally sponsored by the Sanford Police Department, joined by the NAACP – the same group that protested the Sanford Police Department as racist less than a year ago – was supposed to be held today. ***

  10. It doesn’t matter how logic or facts prove gun control will not work. It doesn’t matter that self defense is a right given by our Creator, and that right is protected by the Second Amendment. The “gun grabbers” will never stop in their quest to disarm us, this is why there can be no compromise on the Second Amendment. ” Shall not be infringed”, is pretty fucking clear to me.

  11. AAAWESOME!!!

  12. Please be careful when you pry my gun from my cold, dead hands.

    The barrel is going to be hot…

  13. I want to bear his babies.

  14. I forget who said it but somebody said there’d be no point prying his gun from his cold, dead fingers. All the ammunition would already be gone by then.