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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:31 PM

Last Word Rewrite: David Wheeler's testimony speech (receives standing ovation)





David Wheeler, father of Ben Wheeler - a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre, spoke Wednesday at the last of four public hearings by the Connecticut legislature's Bipartisan Task Force on Violence and Public Safety. His words bring logic and thoughtfulness to the current gun safety debate.
This clip is from The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell 30 January 2013



I am hoping this man will run for office in the future.


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Reply Last Word Rewrite: David Wheeler's testimony speech (receives standing ovation) (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
Thinkingabout Jan 2013 #1
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #2
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #3
drynberg Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #5
PNW_Dem Jan 2013 #6
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #7
glinda Jan 2013 #8
mettamega Jan 2013 #9
kag Jan 2013 #10
blackspade Feb 2013 #11
DocMac Feb 2013 #12

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:37 PM

1. If the NRA still continues to fight weapon regulation then we must ignore them

And get on with the business of life and living, they just do not get the impact. This is a sad time in the US, I cannot imagine how they deal with their loss.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. In the article below there are QUOTES from other folks that attended the hearing

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:28 PM

3. It was an honor

to listen to that. Truly. Those are the only words I can muster up. But I can kick, rec and forward.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:29 PM

4. David Wheeler is a prime example of an articulate, intelligent response (without profit motive) to a

Dire situation. Clear thinking, non-bullshit to say it even more clearly. May the words of David Wheeler trump "crazy Wayne" every friggin' day! Come on folks, lean on the Prez and Congress right now to get the right job done. Oh yeah, thanks Tx4Obama, great post.

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Response to drynberg (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:42 PM

5. +1

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:48 PM

6. Very respectible and objective.

I like the fact that he did not mention the NRA and he should not have, as the NRA has shown that they do not want to be part of the solution. K&R

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. A strong, wise man - K&R.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:26 PM

8. People should listen closely to what he is saying very clearly.

He hit it right on. It was in the "intersection" part. It was riveting.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:06 PM

9. A MUST LISTEN - AN AMAZINGLY MAN

I AGREE, AN AMAZING MAN, CLEAR, SOBER HEART, INTELLIGENT - WITH A CLEAR SITED PLAN OF WHAT IS NEEDED IN RELATIONSHIP TO GUNS, AND THEN THERE ARE THE MANICS WHO HEAD THE NRA I TOO HOPE HE STAYS IN THE PUBLIC EYE, WE NEED HIM

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:19 PM

10. I watched this on Lawrence last night...

And then I showed it to my son this morning. His reaction was the same as mine, "That was perfect."

All through his testimony you could hear his voice beginning to crack, but he never broke down. He was eloquent and poignant, brave and inspiring.

Then, when they showed the photo of his little boy, I couldn't hold in the tears any longer.

GODDAMN THE NRA!!! GODDAMN THE MONSTERS WHO ENABLED THE SICK INDIVIDUAL WHO TOOK THAT PRECIOUS BOYS' LIFE, AND THE LIVES OF HIS FRIENDS AND TEACHERS! GODAMN THEM TO HELL!



Every time I think I can't cry anymore about Newtown, the tears just well up again and again.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:54 AM

11. Excellent.

Very moving.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:43 AM

12. K&R

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