In giving his testimony to Connecticut lawmakers, a Sandy Hook dad was heckled by gun enthusiast who disliked his suggestion that military assault weapons should be removed from the possession of the everyday American.
The Sandy Hook dad in question is Neil Heslin. Neil lost his six-year-old son in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December.
Here is some of Neil’s testimony, as reported by MSNBC:
“We’re not living in the Wild Wild West, we have the strongest military in the world we’re not living in a third world,” Heslin said. “We don’t need to defend our homes with weapons like that. I just hope everyone in this room can support change—ban assault weapons and high capacity clips and magazines. That’s a step in the right direction.”
At one point, Heslin asked the following question, which may have indeed been rhetorical in nature:
"Is there anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question, why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips?"
That’s when the Sandy Hook dad was heckled, so to speak, by gun enthusiast in attendance. Chanting “Second Amendment!” in response to his question, a lawmaker in the background (and off camera) can be heard attempting to quiet the chanting, which of course shouldn’t be going on in a setting such as this.