Repulsive Pro-Gun Activists Heckle Newton Victim’s Father

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists

Newtown Father Heckled

Neil Heslin, holding a picture of himself with his son Jesse, testifies at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, stoically faced down pro-gun activists last night.

More than 1,000 people attended a hearing before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday to share their views on gun control, USA Today reported. Among them was Heslin, who held a large framed picture of himself and his son Jesse as he urged officials to consider strengthening gun laws in Connecticut.

But as he gave his emotional testimony, pleading with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons like the one Adam Lanza used to murder his child and 25 other people, his speech was interrupted by dozens of audience members, The Connecticut Post reported.

“I still can’t see why any civilian, anybody in this room in fact, needs weapons of that sort. You’re not going to use them for hunting, even for home protection,” Heslin said.

Pro-gun activists responded by calling out: “Second Amendment!”

Undeterred, Heslin continued. “There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened.”

Heslin’s son, Jesse McCord Lewis, was described by friends as a happy child, The Post reported. A “little cowboy,” Jesse reportedly liked to play with the fake horses at a local Western-themed restaurant. After he was shot and killed by Lanza, a line of police officers on horseback joined the motorcade at the boy’s funeral.

“He was a boy that loved life. Lived it to the fullest…He was my son, he was my buddy, he was my best friend.” Heslin said.

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3 thoughts on “Repulsive Pro-Gun Activists Heckle Newton Victim’s Father

  1. Gun Control Now USA

    This Blog Supports Gun Control & Registration In The USA. The American Constitution Is A Secular Document . The Rights & Responsibilities Installed In The Constitution Are Secular & Adaptable To American Society As Needed. That is Why Women Vote, The Voting Age Is 18, And Slavery Was Outlawed By The Thirtheenth Amendment. It Is Now Time To Abolish The Second Amendment. Comments Are Moderated Accordingly.

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    1. The audience had been told there should be no speaking while someone was testifying. The speaker asked a rhetorical question and he was interrupted. A rhetorical question is a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered. Rhetorical questions are asked to invite thought and reflection, they are not invitations to speak where speaking is not allowed. This report is true, it’s accurate and it has been reported by several local & national news organizations. This report is not false because the audience does not understand the meaning of “There shall be no speaking during testimony”. This report is not deceptive, nor dishonest. Heckling at hearings will not reduce Gun Violence in the USA, but effective, enforceable gun control laws and the repeal of the 2nd Amendment will help reduce gun violence in USA. The 2nd Amendment is hopelessly out of date, hopelessly distorted and it’s simply an excuse to flood American streets with more than 4 million unregistered weapons every year.

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