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(72,275 posts)
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:24 AM Jan 2013

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

Source: Huffington Post

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!"


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/neil-heslin-father-of-newtown-victim-heckled_n_2572503.html

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Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (Original Post) kpete Jan 2013 OP
that poor man 2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #1
Disgusting and rude and uncivil and shameful what has become to our society livetohike Jan 2013 #2
Hear. Hear. n/t littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #5
Yep. Lucinda Jan 2013 #6
"Family Values" Voters, am willing to bet panzerfaust Jan 2013 #12
Sociopaths. nt onehandle Jan 2013 #3
Gun toting Idiots. littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #4
Those assholes are sharp_stick Jan 2013 #7
your 2nd amendment doesnt out-weigh my 1st amendment leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #8
Clueless, insensitive morons. SpankMe Jan 2013 #9
Republican "Family Values" come right out of the cesspool Berlum Jan 2013 #10
There is a correct path to voice opposition .... FarPoint Jan 2013 #11


(5,420 posts)
1. that poor man
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:28 AM
Jan 2013

The pain on his face makes me cry. May you find some peace, Mr. Heslin. May all of you find some kind of peace. I am so so sorry that our country has failed you.


(22,434 posts)
2. Disgusting and rude and uncivil and shameful what has become to our society
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 AM
Jan 2013

that we have members in it that have no empathy or shame.


(14,400 posts)
7. Those assholes are
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Jan 2013

infuriating. It's not often that I really really want to see someone maced and tased but shit I wish they had of gone after those pricks with a few tasers.


(3,069 posts)
9. Clueless, insensitive morons.
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:17 AM
Jan 2013

I wonder how these classless fuckbags would feel if they were heckled after losing a loved one to violence?

Infuriating. Let's push these people deep into minority status and vote them off the island.


(12,985 posts)
11. There is a correct path to voice opposition ....
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:39 PM
Jan 2013

And...a wrong path to voice opposition ...Attention Gun Nutz.....This is the WRONG Way! This political abuse is all too common.

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