School Board Member Quits Over His Planned Sandy Hook Ammo Handout

All Gregory Beck wanted to do was honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre the best way he knew how: by giving out ammunition to the gun-nuts he knew for 26 days straight. But you people can't tolerate a sense of humor in a school board member, can you?

Peck resigned as a member of the Brookfield, Conn., Board of Education Tuesday, after enduring two public meetings in which dozens of residents demanded his ouster, according to the News Times of Danbury. All because of this:

The outcry against Beck stemmed from a Facebook post made after the Nov. 5 election that stated his "26 Acts of Kindness" tribute would be to deliver boxes of ammunition to his gun-enthusiast friends. Many people considered the post to be inappropriate and offensive, since the "26 Acts" movement had been dedicated to the victims of the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

His exact quote was "i shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26", according to the Brookfield Patch.

Beck, 26, won election to the board as part of something called A Brookfield Party, which claims to be a centrist, fiscally conservative alternative to the big guys, but has been accused of being part of a Republican conspiracy to pack local government. According to what little of his Facebook is not now firewalled, he "watches Sons of Anarchy, Tosh.0, and Family Guy." He also faces two ethics complaints stemming from the fact that he posted the Facebook comment while working his day job as "a town emergency services dispatcher."

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