Our Congressmen, along with cretins like Wayne LaPierre and that crazy woman Gayle Trotter who testified on behalf of more guns, need to hear Wheeler's articulate, direct, precise and compelling remarks and his sensible suggestions. Most of all they need to hear:
Thomas Jefferson described our inalienable rights as: first - life; second - liberty; third - the pursuit of happiness . . . . I do not think the composition of that foundational phrase was an accident. I do not think the ORDER of those important words was haphazard or casual. The "liberty" of any person to own a military style assault weapon and high capacity magazine and keep them in their home is SECOND to the right of my son to his LIFE. . . . to the right to live of all those children and those teachers, to the right to the lives of your children, of you, to all of us, all our lives. It is SECOND. Let's honor the founding documents and get our priorities straight.Everyone in the room, including legislators, stood and vigorously applauded after Mr. Wheeler finished his remarks.