Newtown families slam Michael Moore's call to release photos
Fallout from activist's plan to destroy the NRA
- Duration 9:02
- Date Mar 15, 2013
Fallout from activist's plan to destroy the NRA
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That's their answer.
Let's get this straight.
To protect our children at school we recommend -- trained professional with a guy.
Scissors and they say we are crazy.
When I was -- chief Wayne Lapierre sounding off the Conservative Political Action Committee earlier this morning -- C pac.
That address coming just days after.
Filmmaker Michael Moore suggested an idea to quote destroy the NRA.
By calling for the release of the grisly crime scene photos from the new town shooting massacre this past December.
In a posting on his blog the filmmaker said that showing those grin photos would shock the world into action.
But today we are getting new reaction to that call some of the new town families are -- With Michael Moore calling him off base.
And they want him to stay out of it.
Dory Carol land whose co president of the Newtown parent connection telling Fox News dot -- dot com quote for the families in the community we just -- to get back to a normal life.
And that would be -- horrendous offense.
To the families.
There is no need.
For any of that that's not all other parents are reacting as well.
Turning now island calls for custody Alan Colmes radio show and Lars Larson is back with us he's syndicated radio host -- compass media networks.
And he is -- he packed -- -- Wayne Lapierre spoke earlier.
You know I have to tell you it honestly I started this by saying what do what do hideous proposal -- -- hideous horrible thing to propose.
But to be honest when you read Michael -- is.
-- He -- use he gives you something to think about because his point is.
When you actually see the carnage that was unleashed a new town.
It will be less easy to move on from it it will make you have to deal with it in in a way that is that makes you confront the reality.
Of a mad man yes of of what.
A gun can do yes.
Now -- they'll have a fair amounts debate about whether that means -- then pass gun control legislation.
But why it why not know as he claims that the parents are willing and -- -- astronaut that the parents are willing to show that US why not know.
What actually happened that day before making a decision on an issue like this let me start with you -- It's a fair argument one of the parents of -- -- -- -- -- showed pictures to the governor because wanted him to know in fact the horrific.
Result of gun violence but it really I understand also -- parents might be upset that it's not Michael Moore it's this it's really up to the individual parent.
You know the idea that you're gonna show shocking photos are shocking images it's gonna change the other side's views for example.
Showing pictures of fetuses.
Has not stopped the pro choice movement so I don't.
No that's going to be played a blast a hole of the NRA so to speak.
And end the NRA's efforts or even have any effect on those who -- pro gun.
Well allow me ended in anyways say his proposal that -- -- just -- these photos of these dead children I mean against the parents' wishes is is -- -- -- -- can't even be considered you just can't you know and if a parent doesn't want that you just cannot inflict any chart damage your pain on those parents just cannot do it.
And call yourself a human being.
But -- of his proposal like the mothers.
-- just mentioned for Bernie and Posner mother of little Noah the six year old boy who.
They said his -- chin and his hand were were.
Just blown away -- She wanted the governor to look at will -- up because she wanted him to see.
What what had happened that day for him to really understand and I don't know Lars I mean if people saw that kind of thing but from the parents who wanted it to be seen.
Would -- change this debate.
Megan I don't think it would but let me point out a couple of things first -- -- for the record Michael Moore is an -- -- human being received at the life.
Saying outrageous things.
But do one thing they draw attention to Michael Moore they don't advance the argument secondly let me ask judge Megyn Kelly.
I would propose that these photos serve only to inflame the emotions of the jury that is the American public.
Hoping that they'll do something different than they would do if they simply heard the facts we all know the facts children were murdered.
It was an ugly scene now if individual parents make the choice to share those photos with people with other family members with state officials.
I'm not gonna -- that choice it is their choice it's not a choice that I would choose to make I don't believe my wife would do it either.
But I think the idea of simply trying to outrage people here's one we're all actually agree -- -- It has he would serve the same purpose -- showing up pictures of aborted fetuses.
But it doesn't change the discussion about how we solve this.
Problem while your reasons Roy -- -- Michael Moore you raise a good point because in a court of law something like this would probably not be.
-- to present a case but something that is considered too prejudicial.
Would not be allowed into evidence because you don't want it you don't want a jury.
Making its decision based on emotion you know you want -- making the decision based on facts the law.
The evidence presented to them and so.
He he is trying to get people to be emotional point Allen where they would have no choice other than to say.
I don't care what it is I don't care what it is the you know your first mental health lock up.
Throw way to keep every gun it's out on the street bad -- -- to get people to that.
That's not gonna happen that way we've already been horrified enough -- what we've seen about new kind of what happened after Columbine and the number of other such incidents that have happened.
We that the nation is in shock enough.
About the fact that these horrific events take place waving in people's faces horrible images.
Only offend again it's up to the individual parent I would take nothing away from any parent who made any decision based on how they wanted their child to be portrayed him and it the other thing is wanna hear about yet -- -- -- -- -- -- -- emotional reaction to this is the wrong one for example what the focus is his rifles and we all know that the most the number one murder weapon and America's not rifles let me ask you about forty cases.
I want to ask you about that because in Michael Moore is peace he talks about how this -- -- the six and seven year old children killed at sandy -- elementary school -- each hit.
Up to eleven times by a bushmaster -- ar fifteen semi automatic rifle now I don't know that that is correct Lars our being told that.
When he was a bushmaster rifle.
But that that shotgun he brought was left in the car I'm not sure exactly.
How that results we're getting a lot of you -- people's lives whether they -- fifty.
There there's a dispute over that -- may get here's what I'd point out the medical examiner.
You have most of the body.
And had the most intimate view of what happened.
Says that the weapon that was used was and they are fifteen probably loaded with point 223 caliber rounds and that that was the murder weapon there's a huge debate in -- in the conspiracy world about whether or not it was the pistols or the rifles I don't think the debate over what.
Kind of firearm is -- used in that particular instant.
-- -- -- -- senator Dianne feinstein's proposal right the air right teen is is being targeted.
But not -- handguns like he also ahead o'clock and -- six hour neither of those would be banned.
No she wants to -- the same kind of rifle that astronaut mark Kelly bought apparently for he and his wife former congresswoman Gabriel Giffords.
Without any explanation of why he's out buying one when he's proposing that Americans be forbidden.
Why is that he's already made half a point -- -- things but let me ask -- -- -- let me -- you went there.
Whether there is anything let's whether it's.
Apparent decision to release these photos are anything that you believe could could be a deal changer at this point -- game because.
You know everybody's it's sitting here -- they don't have the votes right and they don't have the votes in the senate they don't have -- -- One of those it really ideological.
Issues with people digging in their heels and it's very hard -- like the abortion issue to get to the other side.
And to find a place where all sides agree but I'm actually change any minds -- matter what happens.
God forbid there should be another such tragedy.
That might bring a few people over on the other side and haven't driven out and play tragedy with we're gonna do it -- well that's what it really that's -- opened up the dialogue in the first place and has the legislature moving in the direction would not otherwise have been moving in right now.
Sadly it that's on sadly what it takes sometimes to move forward unfortunately.
-- get there -- quickly and there are solutions that.
There are solutions one would be to go out and go after the people who broken America's gun laws are plenty of examples where -- Gordon a lot doesn't it real -- they -- not a -- in the written out of luck and doubled the whole mental health question has been all but forgotten.
Right all the forgot -- we'll see whether that remains the case after his gun belt like -- -- guys thank you don't -- -- -- -- here.