Just when you thought gun fanatics couldn’t get any crazier (from Newtown Patch):
Newtown’s First Selectman has responded to reports that gun rights organizations are planning to use Dec. 14, 2013 as a day of support for guns.
Three gun rights organizations — the Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and DefendGunRights.com — announced Thursday they would sponsor the day on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
First Selectman Pat Llodra says she respects their opinions, but asks the organizations not to use Newtown to host rallies.
“For this group to use our Sandy Hook tragedy as a springboard for political action is disrespectful to our community of Newtown and is of particularly insensitive timing,” said Llodra in a statement released Friday.
The Daily News in New York has the right response:
- Gun-Rights Group Wants to Make Sandy Hook Anniversary ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ (crooksandliars.com)
- Gun Groups Proclaim Sandy Hook Anniversary “Guns Save Lives Day” (connecticut.cbslocal.com)
- Gun rights groups plan event on Newtown massacre anniversary (komonews.com)
- Gun Groups Sponsor ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ On One-Year Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting (thinkprogress.org)