Newtown Father “We Do Not Need Complex [Gun] Laws, I’m A Big Proponent Of Individual Accountability” [Video]

January 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

Mark Mattioli, father of [James] one of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting victims, testifies before a gun violence task force in Hartford, Connecticut on 1/28/2013. After which he received a round of applause from the majority, with some attendees even rising to their feet.

I don’t care if you named it James’ law, I don’t want it.”
Mark Mattioli Quotes (out of order):

“We do not need complex [gun] laws.”

“Is one more law – I don’t care if you named it ‘James’ Law,’ I don’t want it – I think we have more than enough on the books. We should hold people individually accountable for their actions, and we should enforce laws appropriately, and I would say they’re not currently being enforced appropriately.”

“I’m a big proponent of individual accountability.”

“Parenting is where we need to focus our attention.”

“We need civility across our nation.”

“We need common decency to prevail.”

“Criminals, by definition, break the law.”

“What we are seeing are symptoms of a bigger problem. This is a symptom. The problem is not gun laws. The problem is a lack of civility.”

“We have more than enough laws on the books. We should hold people individually accountable for their actions.”

“Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, and I would say to people who want to have a civil discussion on the topic, I don’t think the gun laws are protecting the people, let alone the 500 who perished last year in that city.”