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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:36 AM

Heckling the Bereaved, Threatening Civilians -- Should These People Really Be Armed in Public?

The same people who heckled relatives of slain gun victims at a January town hall meeting in Illinois will soon have guns on their hips as the ban against concealed weapons is repealed.

Anti-gun control activists "laughed and joked about the terminology used by Linda Jenkins as she described the cold-blooded murder of her pregnant sister," at the Guns and Public Safety meeting recently held in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, reported Marjorie Fujara, a participant. Anti-gun control activists turned the event into a "raucous afternoon of... heckling and jeering at panelists," photographing the crowd and speakers with phones and cameras and yelling about abortion, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. They booed and screamed "liar" and "loser" at speakers from the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition and other anti-gun violence groups, reported the Glenview Patch. Let's arm these people!

A mass email from the Illinois State Rifle Association urged anti-gun control activists to pack the event to "ensure that there are more of OUR people there than THEIR people," reported the Patch. "Remember, this is our Lexington, this is our Concord," cajoled the email. "Be prepared to teach the gun controllers a lesson in liberty."

When asked to move from front row seats reserved for the elderly at the event, activist Steven Zahareas posted that he replied, "My name is not Rosa Parks and I am not going to the back of the bus," according to the Guns Save Life website. (See: the NRA's self-characterization as the "oldest civil rights organization in the United States.")

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martha-rosenberg/heckling-the-bereaved_b_2645378.html

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Reply Heckling the Bereaved, Threatening Civilians -- Should These People Really Be Armed in Public? (Original post)
SecularMotion Feb 2013 OP
pscot Feb 2013 #1
gejohnston Feb 2013 #2
kudzu22 Feb 2013 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #9
Light House Feb 2013 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #6
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #8
iiibbb Feb 2013 #7
msongs Feb 2013 #10

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:51 AM

1. Good Republicans all, no doubt

They've taught their ass to talk, an now it does their thinking too.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. did this heckling in fact happen?

how does heckling equal violence?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:51 PM

5. I don't think it did

They edited the tape which made it appear to be heckling (not sure if that was intentional). The speaker had asked a question of the audience, and waited for a response, which they gave. Edit out the question and the pause and it looks like heckling.

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Response to kudzu22 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:58 PM

9. that was my take on it as well ... that one incident. I am sure there are other times when it really

has happened. There is rudeness on both sides of this issue. Passions are high. Emotions are at the surface.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:48 AM

3. Pro gun people get heckled and ridiculed all the time

 

While I don't approve of it from either side, what makes it more egregious when anti gun people get heckled?

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Response to Light House (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. and now ...

we wait ...

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:52 PM

6. And wait, and wait,

 

and wait............................

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Response to Light House (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:55 PM

8. I love the use of "these people"



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Response to Light House (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:55 PM

7. Because in real life there is no DU jury system for reporting and censoring opposing viewpoints.

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:39 PM

10. mentally ill people need appropriate treatment nt

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