One of the fasted growing recent offshoots to arise from the Occupy Wall Street movement is a new group entitled Occupy the NRA. The activist organization is demanding sensible gun safety legislation, and already has tens of thousands of members dedicated to stopping the rampant deadly gun violence epidemic that has spread across our country.
Assault Weapon Carnage
On their facebook page, Occupy the NRA published an excerpt from a Dart Society interview with the parent of one of the small children brutally murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting last month. Noah Pozner’s mother, Veronique, wanted the details of her son’s demise made public, so that everyone is able to understand the extreme destructive damage an assault weapon can inflict upon a young human being:
” [Noah] He was shot 11 times; she told me that his jaw and his left hand were mostly gone.
There were certain things Veronique wanted for Noah’s funeral…She wanted him to be buried with a Jewish prayer shawl and with a clear stone with a white angel inside — an ‘angel stone’ — in each of his hands. Veronique was only able to put the stone in his right hand because the left was ‘not altogether there’, she told me, crying for the first time in our interview. She asked the funeral director to put the other one in the left hand spot. ‘I made him promise and he did.’
Veronique told me that Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy visited her in the funeral home, and she brought him to see Noah’s open casket. I asked her why it was important for her and for the governor to see Noah’s body. ‘I needed it to have a face for him,’ she said. ‘If there is ever a piece of legislation that comes across his desk, I needed it to be real for him.
We all saw how beautiful he was. He had thick, shiny hair, beautiful long eyelashes that rested on his cheeks. He looked like he was sleeping. But the reality of it was under the cloth he had covering his mouth there was no mouth left. His jaw was blown away. I just want people to know the ugliness of it so we don’t talk about it abstractly, like these little angels just went to heaven. No. They were butchered. They were brutalized. And that is what haunts me at night.”