Connecticut Carry Releases the Troubled Past of Neil Heslin

Gun Ban Lobbyist Neil Heslin
Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Neil Heslin, center,and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg right.
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Connecticut Carry

Connecticut –-( A felon with a long rap sheet of fraud, substance abuse and reckless behavior is the poster boy for background checks and gun bans. But not in the way he thinks he is.

Connecticut Carry has released the rap sheet and troubled past of Gun Ban Lobbyist Neil Heslin in response to an article published by News Times which failed to go into any significant journalistic depth on his troubled past, and only discussed his current criminal troubles including his failure to appear in court while he was in Washington D.C. lobbying.

The article by News Times failed to report the fact that records from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection show a long history of criminal behavior and that Neil Heslin is a felon. All of which means that Neil Heslin is not allowed per State and Federal law to purchase, own or possess any firearms. So often we find that the strongest critics of the right to bear arms are those people who cannot be trusted with firearms themselves.

In fact, despite multiple convictions for drunk driving and losing his license, Mr. Heslin continued to drive and was eventually charged with driving under suspension.

Mr. Heslin is living proof that the criminals we need to be concerned with do not follow permitting laws and that people who so callously risk other people’s lives continue to do so without regard for the laws.

“In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Out of those 211 deaths, 131 (62 percent) were riding with the drunk driver.” — National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol Impaired Driving” Washington DC:National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011.

Another major issue left out of the reporting so far has been Heslin’s financial and civil issues. He has been sued several times for not paying his bills through his businesses and for not paying child support as well. Now, Mr. Heslin has found the employment he has needed for so long lobbying against the rights of the citizens of Connecticut and the rest of the country as well.

While we all, as humans, share in the sorrow and outrage of Mr. Heslin’s tragic loss, as well as everyone who lost someone on that terrible day; we don’t all have to feel ok with Mr. Heslin profiting off of the tragedy and hurting the gun owning, law abiding citizens who did nothing wrong that day.

In lobbying for gun bans applicable only to people that can actually pass a background, unlike himself, Neil Heslin has had many opportunities to preach to politicians including President Obama himself. In fact, it is not difficult at all to find pictures of Neil Heslin standing within arm’s reach of President Obama and the first lady.

A felon within arm’s reach of the President of the administration so dead set on background checks. No better testimony to how ineffective background checks are needs to be presented.


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Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.

  • 15 thoughts on “Connecticut Carry Releases the Troubled Past of Neil Heslin

    1. Heslin should be out giving speeches on the tragic deaths caused by drunk driving in this country, and the hardships caused to children because of dead-beat dads !

    2. The “SAFE” (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage — after waiving the required three-day public comment period. This 80 page legislation was passed late into the night… literally and figuratively under the cover of darkness. There existed no exigent need as claimed, of the Act’s 60 sections, only three took effect on its adoption into law.
      This legislation does not have the support of our law enforcement community, which the legislature failed to consult or exempt, despite being tasked with its enforcement. In fact, the NY State Sheriffs Association has specifically opposed the act, which criminalizes heretofore legal arms, magazines, and heavily restricts ammunition purchases, leaving NY state residents without legal access to, or unknowingly subject to criminal penalty for possession of, items that can be purchased over-the-counter in each of NY’s contiguous states. The New York State Association of County Clerks and the New York State Association of Counties have also passed resolutions opposing the NY SAFE act
      In the wake of this legislation being signed into law, 50 of New York’s 62 counties have either passed, or are in the process of passing, resolutions calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act.
      Whatever your position may be on the SAFE Act itself, NY sports men and women should support legislative and court efforts calling for its repeal due to the nature in which the SAFE Act was passed. NY State citizens should have the voice that Governor Cuomo and the state legislature silenced.

    3. “Rich Whiteman on May 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM said:
      It appears there are public records available for the other Adam Lanza Shooting shill Mark Barden, I wonder what that piece of crap is hiding.

      I wonder if we looked into your life what we would find? Other than your a piece of moldy shit!

    4. It appears there are public records available for the other Adam Lanza Shooting shill Mark Barden, I wonder what that piece of crap is hiding.

    5. Hey, can’t blame the guy for trying to profit off his sons death. Maybe he could use the money to pay back some of the debts. That, and a book deal, this guy could really come out on top. Can’t see where anything could go wrong with this……….

    6. So, Mr. Heslin had 3 DUI’s within a year, plus a couple of bad checks. We are supposed to feel sorry for a guy who didn’t think his child was worth paying child support? He didn’t think enough of his own child to pay for care, but now he’s standing on his son’s grave preaching that people must give up something for the child he neglected?

      And if this man has felony convictions, plus outstanding charges, who overrode the Secret Service’s policies about allowing such persons in close proximity to the President and VP?

    7. Sounds like Obama and the gun grabbers are keeping the same company that they are. You have Obama and Holder who have broken gun laws by gun running into Mexico, so they could blame us. Sounds about right. Time they were prosecuted and brought to justice.

    8. If this bill will save one child life its worth it. Well by his actions he risk the life of a child by driving drunk. He should practice what he is preaching. I really feel for these family but what there are doing is wrong. I do hope they soon see this.

    9. How is it attacking the parent ? they are just telling the truth . Don’t Act like you are holier than thou while breaking the law yourself and trying to tell me what to do with my rights. while you are out driving drunk and writing bad checks and not paying you sons child support . He is hardly the model dad he makes himself out to be.
      What did he think he was special and that no one would check his past . he should have laid low and took the money, but he got up on the soap box and tried to profit off his sons death. How is he getting all over the country someone or some company must be paying his bills. May i wont have to see this drunk crook on tv every ten minutes any more

    10. Yeah but listen to what he says not what he does – Obviously GUNS are serious and criminals will obey those laws; his violations are just cars and they never hurt anyone…

    11. Interesting that this felon is getting so much headline. I can see why now the real parent divorced this felon and had the son (Jesse Lewis) take a different last name than the drugged drunk stealing Heslin.

      Shouldn’t the real parent (Lewis) being getting part of the 7-11 million? What about her pain, her loss?

    12. Yep, let’s elevate the conversation by trying to attack the parent of a child who was shot in a school.
      Seriously, this is the sort of thing that delivers serious blowback.

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