While this father’s son survived the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting last week, that won’t stop the Democratic Party and The Brady antigun people from exploiting his raw emotions…
Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son escaped violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, had a message Tuesday for the National Rifle Association: Think of the children who could be saved in the future if stricter gun control laws are enacted.
“I would offer NRA, return this country their kids,” Nikitchyuk told reporters after a press conference hosted by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for stricter gun control laws. “If they can do it, I would like that very, very much.”
Nikitchyuk said his son, who goes by Bear, is a classroom helper and walked with a fellow student on Friday to give attendance sheets to the principal’s office. Nikitchyuk said his son heard loud noises and saw gunshots and was then pulled into a classroom by a teacher and kept safe from harm.
And while I would and do feel sorry for him and the trauma he is feeling… he’s not winning sympathy from me by lying:
Nikitchyuk, an immigrant from the then-Soviet Union, said that after mass shootings in Columbine High School in 1999 and in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater earlier this year, he had faith that gun control would be addressed — even as the issue was repeatedly dismissed.
“I would avert my eyes, and I would still think something would be done, but all of those beliefs were shattered on Friday,” he said during the press conference. “Now I think we all need to speak up.”
Nikitchyuk said he hadn’t been asked to speak out for Newtown, Conn., where the shooting took place, and stressed that he wasn’t speaking for all parents. He told reporters he hadn’t been able to talk to many of them because the town is still in shock after Friday’s events.
Right… you just popped up on stage out of hundreds of parents at this school. Coming from the Soviet Union he should know better… and maybe after he calms down he might think more clearly… though I’m not hopeful. I sympathize with his trauma, pity his weakmindedness, and loathe the parasites in the DNC and the anti-gun crowd who prey on folks like this.