Bill Stevens, a father of a student at Sandy Hook Elementary school has a message for gun control advocates and law makers: “You’ll have to take my guns from my cold, dead hands.”
Stevens gave testimony before a panel at the Connecticut State Capital, and he had harsh words for those lawmakers who would attempt to restrict his gun ownership rights.
here’s video of his testimony:
He said, “Unfortunately, her friend’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when lock-down and 911 were not enough to protect her from an evil person.” Not protect her from an assault rifle or some inadament object, but from an evil person.”
“Quite different from the security you all have here at the capitol. It was fun getting frisked on the way in,” said Stevens.
Stevens read part from the state’s constitution on the right to bear arms in self-defense and told the panel, “These rights are inalienable and endowed by our creator, not you politicians.”
Toward the end of his testimony, Stevens said:
“But criminals and tyrants…tyrants, especially be aware that lock-down is not an option at the Steven’s resident. And 911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established.”
“Why is that same security that 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,” Steven asked.
“Charlton Heston made the phrase “From my cold dead hands” famous and I am here to tell you today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands.”
Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and they did not save the innocent lives lost at Sandy Hook.