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Letter: Guns in the hands of hotheads

If those hotheads protesting the peaceful gun control rally at the State House last Tuesday can’t manage to keep their cool when faced with a different point of view, should they be trusted to handle a gun properly in an actual emergency situation?

Yeah, yeah – I know. It’s their “right.”

That’s what’s so terrifying.

JEAN REYNOLDS

Concord

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..another sad example. The writer feels law-abiding citizens with a weapon are more 'terrifying" that assailants, murders and rapists. Why is it apparently so easy to confuse and blind some people to reality? Metaphorically, people are "terrified" of meteors, snakes and sharks when an avalanche of data clearly demonstrates people die from heart attacks, traffic accidents and cancer. I can only assume some serious programming was successful in skewing their view of reality and wonder on what other issues, has programming been useful in getting people to set aside common sense and their grasp of the obvious? I hope the writer above (and all here) remain safe but reality testing and situational awareness increase those chances much better than living by the river denial.

I watched the video and I did not see Musso yelling or brandishing a gun. I did see him at the podium where he was acting rude, but no yelling. I did see the guy in a suit give a signal to someone to call the cops. My personal take was that Musso was a little tipsy,he was smiling a lot like he was happy. The guy in the suit set him up for the cops very early in the performance before he even knew how it would play out. The speaker did not seem intimidated. Even took off his shades when asked. No doubt Musso was heckling him, but screaming and brandishing a weapon is not the truth.

I see "hot heads" on both sides of the aisle. Not too many months ago, Hillary Clinton erupted, shouting: "what difference does it make!" when questioned about Benghazi. Then I recall here outrage about "we're not going to take it anymore!" in 2007 speaking before a group, all hopped up on some manufactured propaganda. There are bullies around every corner, some with guns and others with power. Obama is a bully, as is Reid, Pelosi and a host of other politicians to whom we entrust our future and our very lives. The Monitor folks are bullies, playing games and ignoring balance. MSNBC folks are bullies and so is O'Reilly. Would you trade away all rights under the Constitution to ensure that we don't hear or see the reality of the world? Should we outlaw knives? Baseball bats? Anger is not one sided but politics is one sided and until we meet somewhere in the middle and both sides give a little, the anger will continue.

There is a big difference between speaking from a podium and two inches from someones face screaming and brandishing a weapon. One is free speech the other borderline assult and definitly an act of intimidation not the excersize if free speech.

"There is a big difference between speaking from a podium and two inches from someones face screaming and brandishing a weapon." Dunno where you saw someone two inches from someones face screaming and brandishing a weapon...but it wasn't at the State House.

I notice you don't comment about screaming at someone from two inches away because that happened.

Reply to say what below...read the above statement "Dunno where you saw someone two inches from someones face screaming and brandishing a weapon...but it wasn't at the State House."

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