Hi I'm Anderson Cooper.
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Newton father talks about last moment with his son and what needs to be done to prevent another tragic , also the ridiculous.
Let's get started.
We begin though tonight with the father's tearful pledge :
Do something so that no dad no parent ever has to feel inside the way he is feeling tonight.
Do something so that no parent never has to walk passing the son/daughter's empty room.
Leo Haslen, son Jessie was taken from him in Sandyhook elementary school in Newton, Connecticut on the 14th of December.
Jessie, in 19 other children, killed.
Today the sandy nutrisia community hold testimony stopping the next Newton.
They heard from Leo Haslen himself not just about the normality of tragedy but the heart-breaking simplicity of the moment leading up to it.
Ordinary moment between a father and a son, the kind you take for granted, because you assume there will be many many more.
On Dec 14th, Jessie stopped, stopped to the Mistynail Deli, he got his favorite sandwich, sausage egg and cheese, and a hard roll.
And he ordered me one.
He always want, we will always do that.
And get a coffee and Jessie don't want call it a coffee that he had a chocolate.
We appreciate it at school.
It was 9:04 when I drive Jessie off, the school clock.
Jessie gave me a hug and kiss, at that time, said Goodbye I love you.
He stopped and he said I love Mom too.
That was the last day I saw Jessie as he ducked around the corner.
Prier and I was getting out of the tragedy and a man helped me.
And I can still can feel that hug on the back and back.
He said everything will be okay Dad.
He told me it'll be okay and it wasn't okay.
Certainly it was not okay and law-maker now seems odds how to prevent next gun masker and now they are fighting to saw no weapon banishing, no-limiting magazine , past even extending background check.
Some of the national rifle association once favored but now opposes.
Now there is a few arguments over that?
Talking police chief Edward Felin at South Carolina republic center, Linsey Grand.
Almost 80,000 fill out a background check and 44 people are prosecuted.
What kind of term is that?
I mean, the law obviously is not seem that as an important if such an important issue while we prosecuting people to fill their background check.
There are 15 questions there and they are no hard.
Don't you understand if you have to fill out the form so that they frustrated that we say one thing that how important it is and in real world we absolutely do nothing to reinforce the law on the boots.
Now let's talk about...
I mean, just for the record from my point of view, senator, the purpose of background check...
How many cases have you made? How many cases...
You know, it doesn't matter, it's the paper thing.
I wanna stop 76.
I wanna finish the answer.
I wanna stop 76,000 people from buying guns illegally.
That's what background check does.
Do you think we gonna do paper work prosecutions but they won't?
This delay was to have tragic results.
They pledged never to tell the secret.
His hearty laughter is testimony of his happiness.
By now any semblance of normality had disappeared.
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