Op-Ed By AATTP Contributor, Huntress Thompson
There really aren’t even words in the English language to describe how upsetting, infuriating and vile I found this display by 2nd Amendment-loving gun nuts during the testimony of a parent whose child was slain during the Newtown massacre. I have heard some suggest (check out the comments section of these videos and this piece by Eric Wemple of the Washington Post) that the father, Neil Hesslin, had just posed a question to the audience which we did not see because an important part of the video was edited out, but really, who f**king cares? Regardless of whether or not he asked the crowd what I would assume was a rhetorical question, the respectful thing for them to do would have been to keep their insensitive mouths shut and let the man, who lost his child in a horrific tragedy mere weeks ago, continue with his testimony. No matter how they try to justify it, the behavior these people exhibited is an absolute disgrace and the idiots commenting on YouTube and writing blog posts in their defense are pathetic and inhumane lunatics who think guns are more important than people.
This isn’t left wing liberal propaganda; it’s a display that anyone with a modicum of human decency would find repulsive, regardless of the supposed context. Not only that, but the answer to his rhetorical question the crowd provided was thoroughly ignorant and nonsensical. The Second Amendment did not, does not and never will be a license to have unfettered access to any weapon you want, no matter how yokels try to revise and twist American history to suit their agenda. A grieving father who had just recounted the brutal murder and subsequent funereal of his young son was shouted at by a rude mob of callous jerks, and all of you defending them with flimsy excuses know it.
Here is a short clip of the event with what I think is spot-on commentary from YouTuber, Jim Pitt Harris, of OneMinuteNews:
Here is a longer version of the clip, sans commentary: