There's a seat for them at the table too:
A false fire alarm, 45-minute waits to get into the Capitol complex, even the heckling of a bereaved parent of a Newtown shooting victim marked Monday's day-long legislative hearing on gun control.
"The Second Amendment!" was shouted by several gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.
I think this highlights the problem inherent in trying to engage in dialogue with these people: they see their Constitutional rights as a one-way arrangement, i.e., their right to act like belligerent assholes in public and shout you down if you express your displeasure with them. In the formulation of public policy, people like these deserve to be ignored because they don't care about the public, they only care about themselves.---Baron V