Newtown victims, including Mark Barden, have been front and center in the gun control debate since Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now a Minneapolis/St. Paul gun-loving conservative radio host thinks they should “go to hell.”
Bob Davis of the “Davis and Emmer” show on KTCN said in a vicious on-air diatribe: “I’m sick and tired of seeing these victims trotted out, given rides on Air Force One, hauled into the Senate well, and everyone is terrified of these victims. I would stand in front of them and tell them, ‘Go to hell!’”
The bitter comment came as the climax of a lengthy monologue after President Obama flew some of the families of the 20 children and six staffers murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary to Washington on his jumbo jet.
Davis said: “Just because a bad thing happened to you, doesn’t mean that you get to put a king in charge of my life. I’m sorry that you suffered a tragedy. But you know what? Deal with it, and don’t force me to lose my liberty, which is a greater tragedy than your loss.”
Three days later, Davis continued his rant, but the listener outrage kept growing until he issued an apology.
Then, Sandy Hook resident Brad Greene called Davis a coward and offered to fly him to Newtown to repeat his rant.
Green wrote to a local paper: “My question is whether he has the courage to crawl out from behind the safety of his studio and microphone and repeat his words in front of victims of gun violence. “Would he have the courage to look people in the eye, tell them to deal with their tragedy, tell them that his liberty is more important than their loss, and tell them to go to hell?”
So far, Davis has declined the all-expense paid trip.
Pictured: Davis (r) & Emmer