Gun huggers, consider yourselves on notice! In a gut wrenching way, Neil Heslin told congress yesterday that he has come to speak for his son, Jesse Heslin, who was gunned down in the Newtown massacre.
Speaking about his best friend [his son], Neil Heslin stated that while he approved of the second amendment [you know when muskets and cannons where around], he was adamant about banning assault weapons.
That elder Heslin went on to say:
"Jesse was the love of my life," said Neil Heslin, sobbing as he described his 6-year-old son before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "He was the only family I had left. It's hard for me to be here today to talk about my deceased son. I have to. I'm his voice."
Heslin recounted his last moments with his son when he took him to pick up his favorite, sausage egg and cheese sandwich and hot chocolate before dropping him off at school on the morning of Dec. 14.
"It was 9:04 when I dropped Jesse off. Jesse gave me a hug and a kiss and at that time said goodbye and love you. He stopped and said, I loved mom too." Heslin and his wife are separated.
"That was the last I saw of Jesse as he ducked around the corner. Prior to that when he was getting out of the truck he hugged me and held me and I could still feel that hug and pat on the back and he said everything's going to be ok dad. It's all going to be ok," Heslin said breaking down in tears a second time. "It wasn't ok. I have to go home at night to an empty house without my son."
I like the idea of female elected officials taking on the bully pulpit [NRA]. If more leaders took this stance, then we could run the gun huggers right out of town!