I’ve had it about up to my eyeballs with the Sandy Hook Parents. We try to be nice to you people since your child was murdered. We recognize that it’s a little hard to be objective, or even rational, when you’re dealing with something like that. But it’s gone too far.
They don’t try to sound like wonks or pundits or operatives. They just tell their heart-breaking stories, weaving in a demand for action that is respectful but forceful. As a result, senators respond to them as bereaved parents, not advocates.
“These are smart, articulate people, who don’t have a scintilla of Washington about them,” said Matt Bennett of the centrist Democratic group Third Way, which has been helping the families navigate D.C. “But they virtually cannot be denied a meeting. There are not many groups of people that can get a meeting with any senator they want, whenever they want.”
It doesn’t matter how smart, articulate, warm, and bereaved you are when you are asking to demolish my civil rights. At a certain point it’s time to stand up to you directly, and forcefully, to back off.
Get away from my rights. I don’t care how bad it hurts that your child got murdered. I didn’t do it, so leave me alone. Your children were murdered by a crazy person who broke so many laws that it looked like he was going for a high score in the Lawbreaking Olympics. I know that you are in pain, but you can’t take your rage at the killer and use it to attack me.
Then there’s this girl, Jillian Soto, sister of a Sandy Hook teacher killed. She seems prepped to become her generation’s Joan Peterson.
No. Something does NOT need to get done. You aren’t getting my rifle. You aren’t getting my standard capacity magazines. If you think the horror of Sandy Hook was bad, think about what a civil war would look like. Because if you try to take our rifles, we will fight. My rights don’t dissolve when you smear your sister’s blood over them.
I’m going to be called “uncivil.” That’s how the Left deals with everyone who doesn’t submit to their emotional blackmail. Well fuck them. I’m going to stick to the truth. And the truth is that I have a right to defend myself. I have a right to keep and bear arms to defend myself. And that right to keep and bear arms includes the right to own an AR15 rifle. And if you come to take away my rights, I will fight. And I won’t be alone.
It would be better for all concerned if you would go home, grieve for your murdered children, and leave the rest of us alone.