Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:36 AM
SecularMotion (7,082 posts)
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at a January town hall meeting in Illinois will soon have guns on their hips as the ban against concealed weapons is repealed.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.")
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Heckling the Bereaved, Threatening Civilians -- Should These People Really Be Armed in Public? (Original post)
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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:51 PM
kudzu22 (1,169 posts)
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.
Response to kudzu22 (Reply #5)
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:58 PM
Tuesday Afternoon (56,910 posts)
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.
Response to SecularMotion (Original post)
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:48 PM
Light House (413 posts)
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?