Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse, a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., holds a picture of them together as he wipes his eye while testifying on Capitol Hill in February 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. The bill was defeated in the Senate.
Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse, a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., holds a picture of them together as he wipes his eye while testifying on Capitol Hill in February 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. The bill was defeated in the Senate. Susan Walsh AP File Photo
Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse, a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., holds a picture of them together as he wipes his eye while testifying on Capitol Hill in February 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. The bill was defeated in the Senate. Susan Walsh AP File Photo

Why assault rifle bans won't work

December 17, 2015 12:00 AM

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