After reading newspaper accounts of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally, I viewed the videos of the event posted on YouTube. What I saw should appall every citizen concerned about preservation of their own constitutional rights.
John Cantin, a New Hampshire man whose daughter was killed by gun violence, was exercising his free speech rights when a protester, Daniel Musso, got in Mr. Cantin’s face, heckling and harassing the grieving father.
A scuffle ensued between Musso and the police, and Ralph Demicco, Riley’s Gun Shop owner, added to the hostility by cursing the officers.
The bullies in the audience cursed religious leaders, attempted to intimidate attendees by brandishing guns and, ironically, loudly chanted “freedom” in attempts to drown out the speakers’ constitutionally protected speech.
Ariel Durant said, “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” Citizens must stop this disintegration of our society and stop tolerating this type of very cruel behavior and the divisive propaganda of those who apparently run together on this issue and work instead for the well-being and safety of our friends and families.