Talk about tone deaf - but anyone who would organize a pro gun rally in a town that suffered immeasurable tragedy as the result of loose gun laws aren't just tone deaf but morally corrupt.
From Newtown Patch:
"We are proclaiming Saturday, December 14 as Guns Save Lives Day," Alan Gottlieb, president of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee, said. "In the coming weeks, you can go to GunsSaveLivesDay.com and get updates on this open source national project that all freedom loving organizations are invited to be a part of."
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra was not pleased with the announcement.
"For this group to use our Sandy Hook tragedy as a springboard for political action is disrespectful to our community of Newtown and is of particularly insensitive timing," Mrs Llodra said in an October 11 statement. "I respect their right to promote their beliefs regarding guns. I ask that they respect our community and not use us for their purposes.
Apparently these assholes are planning to have one of many events at the Newtown Starbucks.
An event like this, particularly planned in the town of such a tragic event where these families are still working through their grief (a grief that will be even more pronounces as we near closer to the holidays) is hardly built to assuage the feelings of those who've been victims of gun violence. Instead, its a big fat spit in the face to every family member and resident. And these lousy people know it is.
They can butter up their contempt for these families as much as they want. Most of us can see through it. What they really want to tell the world is that Newtown does not have the upper hand or the power in this discussion - they do.
Here's hoping the media doesn't give them any power either (unless, of course, its Fox news) and that someone drops a big pile of manure on all their heads as a town welcome.