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Topic - Neil Heslin
Expanded background-checks legislation may have been stopped in its tracks, but gun control advocates — led by the families of the Newtown, Conn., victims — are vowing to fight on.
A father who lost his son in the Newtown shootings pleaded with senators to act on gun control at a Wednesday hearing and Vice President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed that the political dynamics of the issue have irrevocably changed — but opponents of President Obama's proposals showed no signs of budging and a key lawmaker said universal background checks are unlikely to pass Congress.
A father who lost his son in the Newtown, Conn., shootings pleaded with senators to act on gun control at a Wednesday hearing, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed that the political dynamics of the issue have irrevocably changed.
MSNBC invited viewers Wednesday to draw their own conclusions about whether the parent of a Connecticut school shooting victim was heckled at a legislative hearing but didn't address criticism that it aired a deceptively edited video of the event.
Mr. Heslin added that he believes the entire issue has degenerated into a "political game," pitting Republicans against Democrats.