Sandy Hook Dad, Whose Son, 6, Killed In Massacre, Heckled By Gun Activists

Tue, January 29, 2013 10:46am EDT by 5 Comments
Sandy Hook Dad Heckled
Courtesy of The Telegraph

Neil Heslin, who lost his son Jesse durring the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, was heckled by pro-gun activists when he testified during a local hearing on firearm control.

An emotional Neil Heslin, who lost his 6-year-old son Jesse on Dec. 14 during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, stood in front of a state legislative subcommittee hearing in Hartford, Conn. on Jan. 28 and delivered an emotional testimony that questioned the need for semiautomatic rifles in the hands of civilians.

But as Neil held up a photo of his little boy, he was greeted by shouts of pro-gun activists who yelled “the Second Amendment.”

“It’s not a good feeling. Not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. It’s a real sad thing,” Neil said in front of the crowd.

“We’re all entitled to our own opinions and I respect their opinions and their thoughts,” he added. “But I wish they’d respect mine and give it a little bit of thought.”

The hearing was held by a legislative subcommittee that reviewed current gun laws. As part of the hearing, Barbara J. Mattson, Firearms Training Unit Detective of the Connecticut State Police, held up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle — the same make and model that Adam Lanza used in the Sandy Hook shooting on Dec. 14 as part of a demonstration on what firearms are legal and illegal. in the state.

There were an estimated 2,000 people at the hearing, including a large percentage of gun rights activists, many of whom who wore a sticker that read, “Another Responsible Gun Owner.”

What do YOU think of Neil being heckled HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Posted at 5:09 AM on April 15, 2013  

I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.

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L

Posted at 5:09 PM on January 30, 2013  

I think you should put up an apology post. it has been proven that the video was edited to manipulate people and that the father wasn’t heckled. Irresponsible to promote this story.

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kalynnsteven

Posted at 1:43 PM on January 29, 2013  

So i think a horriable event happened but they shouldnt take our guns away from us if somebody was gonna kill somebody they will use anything

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kamensky

Posted at 2:09 PM on January 29, 2013  

You’re NO better then the Hecklers, who were shouting at this man. Guns do kill people, and people that have guns, are more likely to kill people then if the gun wasn’t there. If I could give you an award, it would be for Scum Bag of the year. You were probably there shouting at this poor man that lost his son in this terrible crime, Just for your precious 2nd Amendment!

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olivia

Posted at 2:17 PM on January 29, 2013  

That’s not entirely true. It’s very difficult to rack up that kind of body count with a knife. Guns allow distance between a shooter and a victim. It also takes next to no effort, where as stabbing someone does actually take quite a lot of energy. You don’t need guns. You need to be raised better.

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