Father of Newtown victim begs senators to ban assault weapons like the one that killed his son

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WASHINGTON – Battling tears, the father of one of the first-graders slain at the December elementary school massacre in Connecticut pleaded with senators on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the gun that killed his 6-year-old son.

“I’m not here for sympathy,” Neil Heslin, a 50-year-old construction worker who said he grew up with guns and had been teaching his son, Jesse, about them. “I’m here because of my son.”

Heslin spoke for 11 minutes, his voice barely audible and breaking at times, to the Senate Judiciary Committee that is deeply divided over the issue of curbing guns.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/dad-newtown-victim-begs-senators-ban-assault-weapons-article-1.1274978#ixzz2M8BSPzt8



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