Neil Heslin

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

File photo of Rep. Dianne Feinstein of California. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Panel Hearing From Newtown Father, Doctor On Assault Weapons Ban

Heslin is set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in support of legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban assault weapons.

02/27/2013

Media gathers to attend a press conference given by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims (on right) on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Father Of Sandy Hook Victim Speaks During Gun-Control Hearing

Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.

01/29/2013

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