Friday, December 26, 2014

Gun advocates heckle father of boy slain in Newtown massacre

The Connecticut Post has published an article about the Gun Violence Protection Working Group's hearings addressing gun control in wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Gun advocates heckle father of boy slain in Newtown massacre

Neil Heslin holds a portrait of himself and his son, Jesse Lewis, who was killed in the Newtown massacre. AP Photo/Jessica Hill
Neil Heslin holds a portrait of himself and his son, Jesse Lewis, who was killed in the Newtown massacre. AP Photo/Jessica Hill AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Connecticut Post has published an article about the Gun Violence Protection Working Group's hearings addressing gun control in wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Some 1,500 people made their way to the Legislative Office Building at the Capitol complex in Hartford. Neil Heslin—whose son was killed in the rampage—spoke about the need for change.

"The Second Amendment!" was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.

Heslin continued to speak, unwavered by the cries from the crowd.

"That wasn't just a killing, it was a massacre," said Heslin, who recalled dropping off his son at Sandy Hook Elementary school shortly before Lanza opened fire. "I just hope some good can come out of this." [Connecticut Post]

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