Newtown, Connecticut father Bill Stevens, who did not lose a child in the Sandy Hook massacre, slammed gun control advocates during a public hearing on January 28 (video below).
“You will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands,” said Stevens, reports the Connecticut Post.
Stevens is the father of a 5th grader named Victoria, who attends a school in Newtown and whose classmate’s little sister was killed at Sandy Hook.
During his angry speech, Stevens went out of his way to make sure that the automatic weapon used by Adam Lanza wasn't blamed.
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Stevens also quoted the Connecticut state constitution, which reads: “Every citizen has the right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”
Stevens went on to warn "tyrants" that "lockdown is not an option" at his home, but did not mention which tyrants he was referring to.
“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,” said Stevens. "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.”
Source: Connecticut Post