Connecticut gun rights group smears father of boy killed at Sandy Hook

Neil Heslin screenshot

More despicable “gun rights” smear campaigning.

This man lost a son to gun violence and what they do is smear him to shut him up.  Something tells me that Neil Heslin will not be silenced or deterred by this group of low-life idiots.  In fact I hope the blow-back from their actions is swift and fierce.

The Raw Story

A small Connecticut gun rights group gained attention on Wednesday after issuing a press release that smeared the father of a boy killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Connecticut Carry released a “rap sheet” of Neil Heslin, listing his multiple arrests for driving under the influence and conviction for felony narcotics possession. The group also published a document entitled “Neil Heslin’s Troubled Past,” which included lawsuits related to foreclosure, collection efforts, and child support.

“So often we find that the strongest critics of the right to bear arms are those people who cannot be trusted with firearms themselves,” the nonprofit group wrote it its statement. “A felon within arm’s reach of the president of the administration so dead set on background checks. No better testimony to how ineffective background checks are needs to be presented.”

Heslin has spoken out in support of stronger gun laws, including expanding criminal background checks and restricting high-capacity magazines. His appearances on TV and at legislative hearings have made him one of the more well-known relatives of the victims of the tragic school shooting, which left 20 young children and 6 adults dead.

“While we all, as humans, share in the sorrow and outrage of Mr. Heslin’s tragic loss, as well as everyone who lost someone on that terrible day; we don’t all have to feel ok with Mr. Heslin profiting off of the tragedy and hurting the gun owning, law abiding citizens who did nothing wrong that day,” Connecticut Carry said.

How Heslin is profiting from his advocacy is unclear. The Huffington Post contacted several prominent gun control groups, but none of them said they ever employed Heslin.

4 comments

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    It’s harsh but oh so very fair: I wish, pray & hope that every NRAsshole who is smaring this family/father, experiences first hand the pain, horror, and emotional hell Mr. Heslin has experienced the past 145 days.

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    1. It doesn’t feel too good does it…

      The gun prohibitionist side has been bringing up the dirty laundry of the NRA’s Board for decades.

      This is nothing new. It just happened that someone on your side of the fence has had their past come back to haunt them.

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  2. The points mentioned by ‘Connecticut Carry’ are so irrelevant to the killing of 26 people by another gun-nut that it is almost laughable. However, most of America isn’t laughing, except at the stupidity of persons like the ones who praise any pro-gun, anti-gun control statements.

    Having said that; why argue with any gun-nut? It is simply doing battle with an unarmed opponent.

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  3. “So often we find that the strongest critics of the right to bear arms are those people who cannot be trusted with firearms themselves,”

    A lot of truth in that statement.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

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