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Watch Live: Hearing At Newtown High School On Gun Safety

The Hartford Courant is broadcasting the hearings for the state. These are really hard to watch but they are incredibly important.

Click the link to watch live.

Originally posted to Greg Dworkin on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:40 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:40:17 PM PST

  •  Sorry, I just can't watch it. (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, koNko, RoCali

    It's still too raw. But thanks for your work in trying to educate us.

  •  It seems the focus of Gun Rights Advocates (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Pluto

    Is on mental health and 2nd Amendment rights.

    So how do they propose to keep fire arms out of the hands of those deemed mentally unfit without background checks and registration of firearms?

    By denial of other rights?

    And does that mean all persons now possessing guns or simply all people be screened to weed out the unfit?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:05:00 PM PST

    •  Guns exist partly in the quantum world. (2+ / 0-)
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      koNko, elwior

      Like Schrodinger's Cat.

      Sometimes, when a hand touches a gun -- both the user and the gun become part of an uncertainty field. In the aftermath, and perfectly normal decent person is standing over the body of a loved one. (When the quantum field clears, the shooter often blows their own brains out. This happens at least once a day in the US.)

      From the outside, the people think they must have had a mental health problem. Yeah, that's it! Moar mental health screening!

      And so on.

      Denial is a drug.

      by Pluto on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:21:12 PM PST

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  •  Some of us can watch this, others should not. It (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, koNko, jan4insight

    is too disturbing and can really hurt them.  We must however expand and discuss this gun violence issue until there is just legislation to protect all of us.  We can not give the spotlight to the NRA which can't help us with this because they are so hard hearted and care more for their guns than they do for little kids and all the others that are shot everyday in America.  They say more guns, I say fewer guns and fewer that are so lethal with rapid fire clips that  destroy many human bodies in seconds.  And all gun transfers need to be a matter of public record by people who know guns.  We must let people know that this is  a change we can and will make.  Doing this is the best tribute of lasting social significance that the little kids and others shot evey day could have.  

  •  Last speaker (3+ / 0-)
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    eeff, elwior, Pluto

    Wondered if the teachers should have had "equal" firepower to defend the kids.

    I guess that means she wants teachers to wear body armor, carry loaded and unlocked semi-automatic weapons with high capacity magazines at all times so they can respond to fire with fire.

    Where are the kids in this scenario? Between the shooters, or underground, perhaps?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:28:37 PM PST

    •  The kids are using their (1+ / 0-)
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      ...bullet proof backpacks as shields.

      Sales of these, btw, are through the roof since 12/14.

      Denial is a drug.

      by Pluto on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:45:48 PM PST

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      •  That's understandable (0+ / 0-)

        But pretty useless after the first shot. Fortunately, today's fashion-concious psycho-killer targets can choose a Kevlar hoodie to complement their backpacks.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:24:36 PM PST

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