by Scott Creighton
Meet Neil Heslin. He’s the father of one of the victims from the Sandy Hook shooting. Neil went to speak before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Ct. today and reports across the complicit media are that he got “heckled” by some “gun nut” who simply answered his question when he gave his testimony with a picture of his dead kid sitting next to him in a chair for added emphasis.
But Neil was not heckled at all. He asked a question, looked around the room as he did it, and one of the 2nd amendment advocates simply answered him.
You will notice that gun grabbing advocate media sites like the Huffington Post tell you part of the story and show you only PART of the video, but the whole story, the whole video, you can see right here. This is what the Huffpuff said about the incident:
“I still can’t see why any civilian, anybody in this room in fact, needs weapons of that sort. You’re not going to use them for hunting, even for home protection,” Heslin said.
Pro-gun activists responded by calling out: “Second Amendment!”
Undeterred, Heslin continued. “There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened.” Huffington Post
Yeah, the HuffPuff did include that “things should be changed” line. They got that much right.
But here is the rest of the story:
Neil Heslin: “You know.. I wish.. I ask if there is anybody in this room that can give me one good reason or challenge this question Why anybody in this room needs to have an ass… one of these assault style weapons or military style weapons with high capacity clips?”
Then he looks around and nobody says anything because he is giving testimony to the committee, so Neil adds as if he has proved his point…
Neil Heslin: “Not one person can answer that question.”
And then they answered the question. Had he not been looking around at them and trying to make a point by their silence, they wouldn’t have. But, since he did, they did.
That’s not heckling.
Here’s the video.
Also keep in mind that Neil Heslin has been Jonny on the Spot when it comes to new gun control since the day of the shooting when he did an interview with Piers Morgan, and curiously enough, displayed the same, fake, affected performance he did today while posing next to a portrait of his late son.
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