The “Connecticut Carry” pro-gun lobby group for smearing a Sandy Hook Dad, Neil Heslin, the father of slain kindergartner Jesse Lewis. This will make you ill:
A Connecticut gun lobbying group on Wednesday personally attacked the father of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim, accusing him of “profitting off of the tragedy” and saying a decade-old drug arrest makes him a “poster boy” for background check ineffectiveness.
Connecticut Carry, a nonprofit gun lobbying organization, singled out Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis was killed in the December school shooting, in a press release. Heslin has testified before Congress and attended events at the White House with President Barack Obama in support of increased background checks for gun purchasers.
Heslin was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to answer charges related to driving with a suspended license and writing bad checks. He has pleaded not guilty, the News Times reported. Heslin was convicted of felony narcotics possession more than a decade ago, around the same period he was arrested multiple times for driving under the influence. Attempts to reach Heslin Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Referring to Heslin’s White House visits, the gun lobby group said, “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.”
Here’s the Connecticut Carry Facebook page. Maybe let them know on their wall exactly what you think of this.