Newtown father, Neil Heslin, present for gun debates

Lawmakers met today to discuss gun control legislation that could put a ban on assault weapons. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was a victim

The father of one of the victims killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School gave a testimony.

The father of one of the victims killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School gave a testimony. (2/27/13)

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers met today to discuss gun control legislation that could put a ban on assault weapons.

Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, was present for the discussion. Heslin said that he supports the right to bear arms, but said the Second Amendment was not written with consideration to the sophistication of modern weaponry.

A group of families and friends from Newtown spent yesterday lobbying members of Congress.

The Senate Judiciary Committee might vote on the proposed assault weapons ban as early as tomorrow.

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