Newtown Dad: ‘You will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands’

You definitely didn’t hear about the pro gun rights testimony to state lawmakers by Newtown, Conn., resident Bill Stevens, whose daughter survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I found myself cheering his words throughout the video.

No, the mainstream media only reported on the “more gun control” testimony of Neil Heslin, a victim’s dad, who wasn’t heckled by pro-gun activists as was broadly and falsely reported.

Both men shared opposing views on gun control at a Working Group Public Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention at the Connecticut State Capitol on Jan. 28, the Daily Caller reported Tuesday.

Stevens absolutely slammed lawmakers over proposed gun control legislation and pointed out his right to bear arms was protected under both the Second Amendment and the Connecticut Constitution. He said that “right” was “inalienable and endowed by our creator, not you politicians.” Three cheers, sir!

Stevens said that “lockdown” and calling 911 were not enough to protect the children at the school that terrible day, but noted the “elaborate security” measures taken at the state Capitol.

“My guns are not dangerous. They are at home, locked up, collecting dust and cat hair,” he said to laughter from the audience.

“Criminals and tyrants – tyrants especially – beware: Lockdown is not an option at the Stevens residence, and 911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established,” Stevens said, adding, “Why is that same security my daughter enjoys at home with her dad not available at school in Newtown? That is what you should be considering, not making her dad a criminal.” That’s right!

Then Stevens drove his point home on gun control. In a voice cracking with emotion and a fist pounding the table, Stevens told lawmakers:

Charleton Heston made the phrase, ‘from my cold, dead hands’ famous, and I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands.

I, too, cheered and applauded as the audience did for Stevens.

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Watch Bill Stevens testimony here:

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"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
About Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR

  • Rob

    He was being incredibly insensitive to the victims' families so soon after this tragedy. He was basically advocating unrestricted access to the very weapons which massacred his neighbors' children. I'm sure he'd be singing a different tune if his daughter had not survived. As for his speech, I wish I could've been there to boo him.

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  • John

    So Rob, if Sandy Hook happened with a knife just as it did in China on the very same day as the Connecticut massacre, would you be saying knives should be banned? A sick, twisted young man killed those children NOT a gun. If the legislature wants to usurp the same state constitution they are sworn to uphold, what do you think will be taken away next? After all this gun control debate is over and the next sick, twisted individual commits another heinous crime against children, what will the excuse be then. I cannot understand why it is so difficult to understand that criminals do not care what the law says. We may differ in our opinions, and we are both entitled to them BUT it is very important to remember that the safety of our children is what the goal is. There are many, much more destructive ways to cause harm to unprotected individuals, let's make sure none of them get inside our schools just as the they don't get inside our courts and legislature buildings.

  • Barry G

    Yea, go pound salt you idiot. You are the ones who want to put innocent Citizens at the mercy of a Nazi style Gov't and the lawless who rob, kill and rape on a daily basis. I am with that Father arm in arm, come and get it you idiot.

  • Barry G

    And I'll bet you are one of the leftists who call those of us clamoring for justice in the case of Obama's "Fast and Furious" gun running program in which Obama guns have killed thousands in Mexico and the US, bigots, racists and worse, you suck Rob.

  • Barry G

    Airlines should be banned because jets were used to kill people on 9/11, leftwinger style justice!

  • Dean Taffel

    More faked testimony. If you were paying attention you would have noticed that Bill Stevens tells us that his daughter Victoria is a 5TH GRADER. However we were told a 100 hundred times by the media that the Sandy Hook School only housed grades 1 through 4. If you watch his performance and pay attention to details, I think you will think you will identify other questionable aspects of his testimony.