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Gun Enthusiasts Heckle Father Of Newtown Victim

January 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post:

HARTFORD — A false fire alarm, 45-minute waits to get into the Capitol complex, even the heckling of a bereaved parent of a Newtown shooting victim marked Monday’s day-long legislative hearing on gun control.

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

“There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened,” said Heslin, who grew up using guns and seemed undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.

Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, co-chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, threatened to empty the meeting room in the Legislative Office Building–jammed with hundreds of people–if the outbursts and chatter from the audience continued.

“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 Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults. “I just hope some good can come out of this.”

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  • indices

    “‘The Second Amendment!’ was shouted by several gun enthusiasts …” who are very worried their expensive toys are going to be taken away.

  • Godiva2011

    Cold and insensitive about sums it up. They should be ashamed of themselves, but they aren’t; after all, it didn’t happen to them!

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    As passed by the United States Congress the Second Amendment of the Constitution reads:

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    The words “well regulated” are conveniently overlooked by gun “enthusiasts.” There is a later part of the constitution that clearly states the Second amendment shall not infringe on public safety. Wayne La Pierre and his henchmen object to a national registry of gun owners, claiming that would lead to forced buybacks. There is some historical justification to this belief: the federal government “bought back” Thompson submachine guns after the weapon had become the tool of choice for bootleggers. (The Thompson was the weapon that turned Chicago into the bloodiest city in America.)

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