MILFORD, Conn. — A man whose 6-year-old son was among those killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre is facing a court hearing on larceny and other charges.It's interesting how the media picks and chooses their heroes, isn't it? Heslin, who starred in one of Bloomberg's anti-gun videos, has found a new calling working for anti-gun groups - even though his criminal past bans him from ever legally owning a firearm again. What's also interesting that the article doesn't mention that Heslin is a felon - drug possession, operating under the influence, etc. No wonder he wants to see firearms more limited - it makes his profession easier, doesn't it?
Neil Heslin, who has lobbied Congress and the Connecticut legislature for increased gun control in the wake of the shooting, is scheduled to appear in Milford Superior Court Wednesday morning.
I guess we're supposed to overlook this in the wake of the tragedy this man has endured. I'll be the first to admit - I don't know if I could handle the kind of pain he's been through. I hope I never find out. I do know, however, that other parents of children who were killed have not been blaming the guns used - despite the media blackout on parents like Mark Mattioli, who refuse to blame the tool used.
The irony of ironies, though, is using a felon who has been arrested for operating under the influence on four separate occasions to push for gun control as a means to keep children safe. Even more ironic is the fact that more children die every year in drunk driving accidents than in school shootings. Keeping Heslin off the road will do more to keep children safe than banning standard capacity magazines. Of course, the ultimate irony that he lost his license and continued to drive will escape the anti-freedom crowd - you know, that whole something being double-plus illegal and yet still he did it anyways thing.
No, you don't get a pass because you have suffered, not when you're actively working with someone who wants to take away my rights.
That is all.
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