Neil Heslin Challenges Congress To Be As Courageous As His Son

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\"heslinEarlier this week, Neil Heslin, father of Newtown victim Jesse Lewis, wrote a powerful op-ed in The Hill asking Congress to show the same courage his son displayed when he yelled to his classmates to run to safety on Dec. 14:

During my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I described how Jesse acted in the final moments of his life — facing the gunman while trying to save his classmates by telling them to run. 

In that brief moment, my 6-year-old son showed more courage than those members of Congress who continue to oppose any common-sense gun legislation. Even though majorities of Americans support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, some lawmakers continue to side with the gun lobby and gun manufacturers. 

Read full op-ed here.




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One thought on “Neil Heslin Challenges Congress To Be As Courageous As His Son

  1. enness

    If the majority want something, which requires more courage, going with them or going against them? Especially if they can fire you?

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