Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Father of victim in Sandy Hook shooting heckled by 2nd Amendment advocates. Update!
“He was my son, he was my buddy, he was my best friend,” testified Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in December before a Connecticut gun violence prevention hearing Tuesday. “And I never thought I’d be speaking like this and asking for changes on my son’s behalf. He’s my only son, he’s my only family.”
As Heslin asked legislators to tighten restrictions, gun rights activist interrupted his testimony, yelling “our rights will not be infringed!” and “Second Amendment!” Local news sources reported that there were nearly a dozen hecklers, who were quickly silenced.
Heslin’s son, Jesse Lewis, died after trying to flee the gunman with other students.
I quite literally have no words.
Update: For those who are confused by the NRA dipshit in the comments section claiming that the audience was only responding to Mr. Heslin's question, I refer you to Mr. Lawrence O'Donnell's response to that same bullshit excuse.