Was Neil Heslin, the father of six-year-old Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, heckled by gun enthusiasts at Monday’s public hearing when he called for stricter gun laws?
Some people initially thought so, but are now having second thoughts.
“#SandyHook parent wasn’t ‘shouted down’ as I said in previous tweet. He asked for response and audiences members gave it and were admonished,” Anderson Cooper tweeted last night.
David Frum weighs in here.
Conservative writer Michelle Malkin was among the first to call out those who referred to the exchange between Heslin and the largely pro-gun audience as “heckling.” Her Twitchy website has a compilation of the various comments post on Twitter about the controversy.
You can judge for yourself by watching Heslin’s testimony on CT-N. Heslin’s emotional testimony begins at the 53 minute mark; the exchange that prompted the controversy is near the end, at the 1:06 mark.