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  •  I'd respect the parents if they all declined, but (9+ / 0-)

    it really would shock the nation in a constructive, reality-based way to see what the fired gun actually DID.

    •  True, but NO ONE other than the parents ... (0+ / 0-)

      have the right to use such images.  Anyone else who does should be vilified.  An unwise Kossack tried it last week using images of other victims and quickly founds himself HRed roundly by disgusted viewers, myself included (who weren't even warned what was coming).  Shockingly, others, completely lacking in decency, promptly uprated him.  I haven't noticed any comments by him of late, at least.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 02:35:27 PM PST

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      •  Unless the parents give aproval, which is what (0+ / 0-)

        this diary is all about. If any of the parents publicly released such a photo, then EVERY ONE would have the right to use it. It's ironic that some people are so adamant about the Second Amendment, but willing to compromise on the First Amendment if it might shift the debate on guns. But your concern is noted.


        Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death. Emmett's mom, Mamie Till Mobley, insisted on an open casket so the world could see the carnage for itself. ...
        What if one of the mothers or fathers of the Newtown 20 demanded that police give them a crime scene photo of their child and they chose to show it to the world? Can you imagine a modern day Mamie Till Mobley, wracked with pain but filled with resolve to show the nation so they could bear witness to what hate did to their child? ...
        Maybe if a modern day Mamie Till met with members of Congress and forced them to look at a photo of her baby, then we would see some political courage. ...
        ...if a parent releases a picture of what happened to their child.

        Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

        by Sharon Wraight on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 12:24:56 AM PST

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        •  If the Sandy Hook parents give approval, (0+ / 0-)

          or choose to use such photos themselves, that is, obviously, totally fine.   It is absolutely their right to pursue any agenda they may believe in.  But until then, no one else should use ANY photos of these victims to further any agenda.  No one here (with a couple of exceptions) even knows these people, nor is it yet known whether any (or all) of them are for or against gun ownership or whether they believe their loved ones' deaths show a need to provide armed security to schools in the future.  But using pictures of their tragic victims without their knowledge and permission is the height of despicable, callous behavior which will be condemned by decent people everywhere.  

          "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

          by Neuroptimalian on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 04:42:31 AM PST

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