Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Gun Rights Advocates Shout at Newtown Victim's Dad
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Gun rights advocates shout at Newtown victim's dad
January 29, 2013
HARTFORD, Conn. Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.
Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was killed in last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, asked people in the room to put themselves in his position as he questioned the need for any civilian to own semiautomatic, military-style weapons.
"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," said Heslin, who held up a large framed photograph of himself and his son.
A handful of people at the packed legislative hearing then shouted about their Second Amendment rights when Heslin asked if anyone could provide a reason for a civilian to own an assault-style weapon.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57566406/gun-rights-advocates-shout-at-newtown-victims-dad
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