Actually we have no evidence these folks were heckled, but we’re simply applying the mainstream media standard of making things up. For a day we want to know how it feels to be an unconscionable MSNBC or BuzzFeed reporter.
It wasn’t until more than two hours into the hearing when a supporter of gun rights spoke up.
Mike Collins, an emergency medical technician, said law-abiding citizens shouldn’t pay the price for illegal activity.
“That’s what criminals do,” said Collins, noting that police have not yet reported how Nancy Lanza, Adam Lanza’s mother, stored the weapons that he stole after killing her.
“No gun pulls its own trigger,” said Richard Fenaroli, of Newtown. “We all have a responsibility for what was happening here,” he said, noting that Nancy Lanza must have been lacking something in her life to feel the need to acquire so many guns.
Jackie Villa, of Newtown, warned lawmakers that she shouldn’t lose her right to have guns because of Lanza.
“On behalf of millions of people and young mothers across the United States, please protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights to have the force necessary to protect those who are indefensible.”
Dr. William Begg, of Newtown, an emergency room physician who sobbed while recalling the two mortally wounded children who could not be saved at Danbury Hospital, said that in nations with tight gun control, mass murders rarely occur.
Meanwhile, in this country, gun owners are 25 times more likely to be shot with their own guns. “Please let us do some research that is real,” Begg said.