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Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook" Father Misidentified by Media

The above video, titled "SANDY HOOK FATHER OWNS CONGRESS," has been viewed more than 2.4 million times since it was published to YouTube on Sunday. In it, Bill Stevens offers a fervid defense of gun rights, citing his constitutional right to bear arms and telling Connecticut lawmakers: "I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands." ...

The problem, as you've no doubt guessed by now, is that Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student.

Source: Slate. Read full article. (link)

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  • A Serious Man||

    No, but he has children and lives in the same community so I don't see how this in anyway affects his credibility. Nothing he said in his testimony was false.

  • Sevo||

    I don't believe he claimed he was.
    As I recall, he mentioned a friend of his daughter who was murdered.

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