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Posted: Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:50AM

Sandy Hook father in New Orleans today

The father of a child who was killed in the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, faith leaders and local advocates will be in New Orleans today to voice support of what he calls "common sense" gun policies.

Neil Heslin's 6-year-old son Jesse was gunned down in Newtown.

Heslin and others are coming together to voice their continued support for comprehensive and enforceable background checks. The grieving dad says it's part of a tour called "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence".

"My son's name is on the bus..he's one of the victims," Heslin says. "There are 6600 other names of victims who have died as a result of unnecessary gun violence."

Heslin says he supports the second amendment and he's not trying to take anyone's guns away. But background checks are already in place for dealers and he'd like to see that expanded to include ALL gun sales.

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Locations : New OrleansNewtown
People : JesseNeil HeslinSandy Hook
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