Showing a picture of his murdered 6 year old son Jesse, Heslin pleaded for stricter gun laws in Connecticut. That’s when a group of gun enthusiasts, present at the meeting, began to verbally attack and shoo out Neil Heslin, according to the Huffington Post.
Holding a photo of his son Jesse, Neil Heslin addresses officials at a gun meeting asking for stricter gun laws in Connecticut. Photo Credit: YouTube
“2nd Amendment”, the unruly groups shouted interrupting Heslin while he desperately tried pleading his case to forbid assault weapons in Connecticut.
“I don’t understand why anyone would need to have those weapons,” Heslin said. But a group of 10 individuals quickly interrupted Heslin, pointing out to him that the United States Constitution 2nd Amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms.
Heslin stood his ground however and without missing a beat he stated: “To avoid what has happened from happening in a future, a lot must change”.
Yesterday’s meeting was the second of four ‘gun control meetings’ to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, in response to the deadly massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown last December that left 27 people dead.
The first meeting was conducted last Friday and addressed the need for safety in schools. Today’s meeting will address mental health and tomorrow’s meeting will allow families hit hardest by the Newtown tragedy, to speak and express their thoughts, concerns and ideas about guns.