Tuesday, January 29, 2013
"Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.
Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was killed in last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, asked people in the room to put themselves in his position as he questioned the need for any civilian to own semiautomatic, military-style weapons.
"It's not a good feeling. Not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. It's a real sad thing," said Heslin, who held up a large framed photograph of himself and his son." [Source]
And speaking of guns, I need to know just WTF is going on in Chicago? Eighteen murders over the first ten days of the year and five murders this past weekend alone. Last year you hit the 500 murder mark in the windy city. It couldn't be because the Cubs suck. They have sucked for awhile now, and you all weren't shooting each other like the city is one big f*****g violent video game until recently.
to gun violence. FOUR! Mr. Obama, you should be crying with that lady at a press conference in the White House. You are from Chicago, maybe the knuckle heads there will listen to you, because they sure as hell ain't listening to anybody else.
Anyway, we need to come up with some serious answers to these killings taking place in some of these cities across America. (And I don't mean the dumb s*** that racist conservatives like Bill O'Reilly like to say. Bill doesn't think that it's bad parenting, poverty, easy access to guns, or any of those issues that is causing the uptick in gun violence. No sir, Bill believes that it's because "white people stopped buying drugs in the hood". Brilliant!)
Hopefully we can find some solutions quickly, or places like Chicago will be ghost towns before we know it.
*On a personal note, I will be on the aforementioned Rippa's blog cast tomorrow night talking about gun control and the issue of urban violence. I don't like to do blog talk radio, but Rippa and I go way back, so it's all good.
Just this once, yawdie.